Founded in 1915 by Helen Keller and George Kessler, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition. Headquartered in New York City, HKI works in 22 countries: 13 in Africa, 8 in Asia-Pacific, and the United States.

HKI builds local capacity to combat blindness and malnutrition by establishing low-cost, sustainable programs. We also provide scientific and technical assistance, as well as invaluable research and data, to governments and international, regional, national and local organizations around the world to help expand current approaches and develop effective new approaches.