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2010 Fiscal Year Annual Summary Report

Financial Summary of July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 Fiscal Year

These numbers are drawn from audited financial statements.

Total Revenues and Support: $1.76 million

Contributions and Program Revenue: $1,111,049
Donated Services and materials: $637,327
Investment income and other: $9,523

Total Expenses: 1.64 million (99% Program Services)

Program Services: $1,620,732 (99%)
Administrative: $16,758 (1%)

100 % of all donations provide eye care to patients living in poverty in developing countries. Unite For Sight has other funding sources for the 1 % of costs that are administrative expenses. Our financial model far exceeds the efficiency of other nonprofits by a wide margin.  Learn more about our financial model.

Summary of July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011 International Program Services

As of June 30, 2011, our innovative programs provided the highest quality of care to 1,200,000 of the world's poorest people, including more than 44,000 sight-restoring surgeries. The eye care is provided by local eye doctors.  Unite For Sight invests human and financial resources to develop each eye clinic's outreach infrastructure, and the programs are led, managed, and delivered by the local eye clinic's ophthalmologists and ophthalmic staff.  Unite For Sight and its partner eye clinics eliminate patient barriers to care by fully funding surgeries, bringing eye care services by local eye care professionals to the patients in their villages, providing transportation to the eye clinic for surgery as needed, and educating communities about blindness elimination.

During the July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 period, Unite For Sight provided eye care for more than 200,000 patients while coordinating and funding 11,176 sight-restoring surgeries for patients living in poverty.

As we continue to build the local capacity of our partner clinics, each clinic is able to reach increasing numbers of patients each month who would otherwise be unable to access or afford quality care. During the 2010 fiscal year, Unite For Sight and our partner eye clinics increased the outreach patient surgical volume by 11 %. The eye care and surgeries were provided by the local ophthalmologists, optometrists, and ophthalmic nurses at Unite For Sight's partner eye clinics.

  • 200,000 patients received eye care through Unite For Sight's programs
  • 300 volunteer Global Impact Fellows assisted Unite For Sight's partner eye clinics in Ghana, Honduras, and India
  • 8,082 sight-restoring surgeries coordinated and funded in Ghana
    • 3,530 surgeries provided in Accra for patients living in the Greater Accra, Central, Eastern, Western, and Volta Regions
    • 2,815 surgeries provided in Tamale for patients living in the Northern Region
    • 1,737 surgeries provided in Kumasi for patients living in the Ashanti region
  • 2,753 sight-restoring surgeries coordinated and funded in India
    • 2,753 surgeries for patients living in the Dhenkanal, Orissa region
  • 341 sight-restoring surgeries coordinated and funded in Honduras
    • 341 surgeries provided in Tegucigalpa for patients living in Honduras

Impact: Quantitative Outcome Measurements

  • We track the number of patients living in poverty who receive eye care through Unite For Sight outreach programs.
  • We evaluate the number of patients living in poverty who are receiving surgery by the local eye clinics, and we track the number of patients with significantly improved vision after surgery.  Unite For Sight requires extensive documentation from each eye clinic partner, including every patient's preoperative and postoperative visual acuity data, which is analyzed to ensure the quality, effectiveness, and social impact of the programs.
  • We assess the increase in each eye clinic's cataract surgical rate for patients living in poverty.  Comparison measurements are made for cataract surgical rate before and after the introduction of the Unite For Sight partnership.

Summary of 2010-2011 Academic Year North America Program Services

  • 50 university chapters in United States and Canada link community members with resources for free, comprehensive eye care through professional organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Optometric Association
  • Our chapter volunteers work to reduce barriers to care, including educational, awareness, and financial barriers

Summary of 2011 Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University

  • 2,200 conference attendees from 55 countries and 50 states
  • 300 speakers