Seva Foundation

A nonprofit organization

458 donors

Mission Statement

Seva Foundation's vision is a world free of avoidable blindness. Seva is a global nonprofit organization working to increase the capacity of local hospitals and develop sustainable eye care programs. Together we provide critical eye care to underserved communities worldwide with a special focus on vulnerable groups including women, children, and marginalized ethnic minorities. Restoring sight is one of the most cost-effective interventions to reduce poverty. With clear vision, those you help can return to work and school and live productive lives. Not only that – you free their relatives, neighbors and/or children from the burden of being their caregivers.

About This Cause

Since 1978, Seva has provided surgeries, eyeglasses, medicine, and other eye care services to more than 44 million people in underserved communities around the world.

Seva works in over 20 countries including Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, China (Tibet), Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Malawi, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, and with Native American communities in the United States of America.

Over a billion people in the world live with unaddressed vision impairments and hundreds of millions more need ongoing eye care.

Thankfully, 90% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured with your help. In fact, more than half of the world's blindness is caused by cataracts, a condition that can be reversed with a 15-minute surgery costing only $50.

Organization Data


Organization name

Seva Foundation

Tax id (EIN)



Health International


1786 Fifth St
Berkeley, CA 94710


510 845 7382

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