You can empower people with vision loss to embrace life to the fullest

Give to Vista Center

Your gift supports critical services and programs that restore hope, promote independence, create opportunities, and transform lives for more than 3,700 blind or visually impaired individuals.

Make a gift, change a life

85%
of clients can enjoy reading again
98%
of students can now meet their academic goals
3,700+
Clients aged 3 to 107 served every year, in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Your gift supports critical services and programs that restore hope, promote independence, create opportunities, and transform lives for people with vision loss in our communities every year.

BILL MIKLOS Vista Center Board Member

Young woman's tactile exploration of a tree trunk

Turn lives around

“I arrived at Vista Center on the brink of closing my private practice as a reading tutor, and was amazed to be given the tools to make print more accessible to me. I am so grateful to the Vista Center staff, who were so encouraging and helpful.”

VANESSA MCNAMARA


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Provide job-readiness

Thanks to the Fox Family Foundation, our Job Transition program provides youth and adults with academic and work-skill solutions that give them next-step job readiness, including resume preparation, mock interview experience, job search skills, and job-seeking assistance.


Mojo Lens

Partner with Vista

A Vista Center premier corporate partner, Mojo Vision, Inc. recently launched the first Smart Contact Lens, which utilizes Augmented Reality (AR) to enhance contrast and detect objects. For more information on our corporate and community partnership programs, go to our Corporate & Community Partnerships page.


Low Vision Skills test

Build skills and confidence

“As an ophthalmologist, I appreciate the vital services Vista Center can give to my patients now and in the future. These services are essential in helping my patients cope with their disability, and they instill the skill and confidence to help people lead a full life.”

STEVEN SANISLO, M.D.,
BOARD MEMBER, CLINICAL PROFESSOR, OPHTHALMOLOGY,
BYERS EYE INSTITUTE, STANFORD MEDICINE

Give with confidence.

Your gift will be well-managed.

Decades of strong leadership, careful financial management and a commitment to a solid investment strategy has built a legacy of stability and efficiency.

Make a Pledge

Thank you for considering a pledged gift to Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Complete this form and return it to us. We are honored to have your support and will use this gift responsibly and as intended. (If you choose to make a stock transfer for this gift, the stock donation form is also attached.)

Gifts of Stock to Vista Center

Gifts of securities may be transferred to Vista Center through our brokerage account at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Such gifts may have significant tax advantages over gifts of cash. For example, you may be able to take a tax deduction, allowable by law, for the market value of the securities rather than the cost basis for which they were purchased. Please complete this form and send it to your personal stockbroker asking them to transfer these shares of stock. (If you are holding your own certificates, the process is slightly different.)

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