Charitable Giving

How to Give

Join BostonSight's community of care. All gifts are appreciated, especially unrestricted gifts, which allow us to apply funds where they are needed the most.  Please call us at 781-726-7512 for more information. 

Donate Now

  • Online – Click here to make a credit card donation using our secure online donation form.
  • Mail – Make your check payable to BostonSight and mail it to: 464 Hillside Avenue, Suite 205, Needham, MA 02494. Attn: Development.
  • Phone – Call 781-726-7512 to speak with a member of our development staff.

Ways of Giving

Shop at Amazon.com

Support BFS when you shop at Amazon. Visit smile.amazon.com and type Boston Foundation for Sight into the “pick your own charitable organization” search box, and shop away! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to BFS.

Stock Gifts

By making a gift of appreciated securities, you may avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation value. If your financial services provider holds securities in your account, you can have them electronically transferred. Please call us at (781) 726-7512 and we will provide you with transfer instructions.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Remember a loved one, express gratitude to a caregiver, or celebrate a special occasion. We will notify the family or individuals being honored of your thoughtful generosity.

Recurring Gifts

Recurring giving is a convenient way to support BostonSight with a larger annual gift by making smaller installments. We will help you set up your gift so that a specified amount is automatically charged to your credit card on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

Planned Giving
(Bequests, Trusts, Income-generating Gifts)

Make a lasting difference by naming BostonSight as a beneficiary in your estate plan. You may designate BostonSight as the beneficiary of a percentage of your estate or a set dollar amount. Your estate is entitled to a tax deduction for the full value of your bequest. Please consult an financial advisor to help you create a planned gift that is appropriate for you. BostonSight is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and our federal I.D. number is 04-3150037.

Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of your gift to BostonSight. Contact your employer’s human resource department to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

Host a Community Fundraiser

Hosting a fundraising event is a great way to raise money and awareness of BostonSight’s work to help patients suffering with corneal disease. Click here to obtain guidelines and ideas on planning an event to benefit BostonSight.

Giving Programs

Annual Fund

Unrestricted gifts have a significant impact on the lives of our patients and their families. The Annual Fund provides the resources necessary to expand our patient-centered care in Needham, advance cutting-edge technology and funds the expansion of the BostonSight Network, making treatment more accessible to patients throughout the United States.

Visionary Circle of Hope

Join the Visionary Circle of Hope by making a gift of $1,000 or more within the calendar year. With your gift, you become a member of a select group of individuals whose philanthropy has a significant impact on our mission: to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by increasing the understanding and treatment of complex corneal disease.

Restricted Giving

Patient/Family Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to patients and their families seeking treatment at our Needham facility. Assistance helps defray costs for:

  • Patient care not covered by insurance
  • Travel and lodging expenses
  • Device replacement
  • Food and other supplies
  • Patient/family lounge improvements and amenities

Patient Networking and Outreach Fund

This fund will help BostonSight support critical outreach and engagement activities including our thriving social media presence, educational videos, peer support networks and patient education events to raise awareness and emotional support. Your generosity will help our patients continue to stay connected once they return home.

Updated 2/2016

The Language of Eyes

Lea Wedge and family

    

The transplant saved Lea's life, but led to a new problem: graft versus host disease (GVHD), a life-threatening autoimmune condition. Lea’s eyes burned and itched with dryness, and she became so light sensitive that she was forced to wear sunglasses 24/7, even when she went to bed....read more

Linh being examined

 "BFS'S generous financial assistance made my treatment possible, otherwise it could not have happened."
— BFS Patient