Helen Keller International

General Information

Helen Keller International
352 Park Avenue South
12th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 532 0544

Brief Description

Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition. HKI is headquartered in New York City, and has programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. HKI builds local capacity by establishing sustainable programs, and provides scientific and technical assistance and data to governments and international, regional, national and local organizations around the world.

HKI programs combat malnutrition, cataract, trachoma, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and refractive error. The goal of all HKI programs is to reduce suffering of those without access to needed health or vision care and ultimately, to help lift people from poverty.


Kathy Spahn, President & CEO, info@hki.org, 212 532 0544

Services Offered

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • HKI provides technical assistance to ministries of health and education in 21 countries overseas.

  • Health
    • HKI works internationally in close partnership with local governmental and nongovernmental agencies to prevent blindness and reduce malnutrition worldwide.