Why Endowments Matter

Finger reading brailleWhen someone loses their vision, almost everything in their life can change. 

They may have to give up their job or turn over their driver’s license. They’ll have to learn to adapt to doing everyday tasks without the help of sight. And they’ll need to come to terms with the emotional challenges of vision loss – as sunshine, colours and the faces of their loved ones begin to fade from view.

Every person adjusts to losing their sight differently. But most need help to rebuild their independence and move forward. That’s why your support of CNIB is so important. 

As a registered charity – receiving less than 35 per cent of its total funding from the government – CNIB relies on endowments from generous supporters like you to continue to help Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. 

Your endowment will be invested directly into vital rehabilitation services for people with vision loss of all ages, right in your own community. Those services will empower our clients with the skills, confidence and opportunities to lead full, active lives. 

What your gift can do 

  • Create a brighter future for kids, with one-on-one children’s services covering everything from literacy to social interaction.

  • Open doors to employment, through practical training in things like how to use a computer, write a résumé and track down job leads.
  • Give the opportunity for a full, active life, with programs that promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Help make prevention a priority, through projects that raise awareness about vision health and help prevent Canadians from losing their sight.
  • Fund research for a better world, designed to improve understanding of eye health and the needs of people who are blind or partially sighted.
  • Enable independence in everyday life, with practical support in everything from cooking to walking with a white cane. 

Learn more about the vast range of services​ that your endowment will help us provide to people with vision loss in your community.​​