Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates Optometry Giving Sight as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that OGS is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.


Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.


“We are delighted to provide Optometry Giving Sight with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that OGS is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”


“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator rating is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said OGS Executive Director Lois Schoenbrun, CAE (Ret.), FAAO. “As we work with our partners to eliminate unnecessary vision impairment in the U.S. and around the world, we want our donors to know that we appreciate them and value their trust in us.”


Optometry Giving Sight supports sustainable and scalable optometry-led programs that educate eye care providers locally and enable the establishment and delivery of vision care and eye health to all. In 2023 alone, OGS is funding 21 programs in the U.S. and globally, totaling more than $900,000 USD.