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Helen Keller International works with hundreds of partners—including private foundations, companies, and nongovernmental organizations—to help achieve maximum impact in our efforts to prevent blindness and reduce malnutrition worldwide. 

In addition, we collaborate with local, state and national governments and embassies in every country where we work, as well as with regional institutions (e.g., West African Health Organization), United Nations bodies (e.g., Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF, World Health Organization and the World Food Program), the World Bank and national and international university groups. 

Special mention should be given to the Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the European Union (EU), Irish Aid, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Most recently, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Helen Keller International has been working closely with government and civil society partners in Cambodia, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania conducting research on infant and young child feeding, including how food products are being promoted to children.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has helped Helen Keller International make significant progress in our collaborative work to eliminate blinding trachoma, with support now focused on Mali, Niger and Tanzania.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has partnered with Helen Keller International since 1993. Through the Children Without Worms initiative, the company has supported Helen Keller International in Cambodia to prevent parasitic infection of children. Johnson & Johnson also donates sutures for surgery related to blinding trachoma.

Standard Chartered Bank

Helen Keller International has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank for more than a decade through its Seeing is Believing program to implement a broad range of initiatives to prevent and eliminate avoidable blindness around the world.


TOMS partners with Helen Keller International’s ChildSight® program to help provide prescription eyeglasses to children living in impoverished U.S. communities. TOMS also gives shoes to support our programs in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.

Grand Challenges Canada

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is funded by the Government of Canada and is dedicated to supporting bold ideas with big impact in global health. GCC is currently partnering with Helen Keller International to establish a community-based vision care system for older and poor adults in Vietnam.