Your gift to Friends for Sight allows us the ability to work passionately each day to save sight and change lives by providing free vision screenings, working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care, and disseminating information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources. With a small staff of five and generous support of volunteers, we are proud that 94% of every contribution goes directly to support our programs.
Gifts of Cash
Friends for Sight is grateful for any cash donation in the form of cash, check or credit card, and we are happy to set up monthly payments utilizing Electronic Fund Transfers. Please send donations to: Friends for Sight, 6715 South 1300 East, Suite 250,Salt Lake City, Utah 84121 or make an online donation right now.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of publicly traded stock are often a great way to support Friends for Sight and realize substantial tax advantages. Gifts of securities are valued at the median price on the date of transfer. Stock can be directly transferred to Friends for Sight’s investment account at UBS Bank. For transfer information please contact Kate Edwards, Executive Director at 801-524-2020.
Many companies will match donations made to Friends for Sight. This is a great way to maximize personal contributions and increase the impact of your donation. By taking advantage of a matching gift, you may be able to double or triple the amount of a contribution.
Each company has its own guidelines for matching, but most are simple:
- Download a matching gift form from your company website or request one.
- Complete the employee portion of the form and submit it along with your gift to Friends for Sight.
- Friends for Sight will verify the gift and submit the form with required documentation to the company and will contact you when the matching gift arrives.
Bequests or Estate Plan Gifts
Friends for Sight programs are a worthy legacy for a bequest or gift from your estate. Please consider including a provision in your will or living trust, or by naming us a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. The amount given to us can be expressed as a dollar amount or as a percentage of the assets to be given.
*Friends for Sight, and their representatives do not provide tax or legal advice. Your tax and financial situation is unique. You should consult your tax or legal advisor for advice and information concerning your particular situation.