Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation Names New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Eckert as Executive Director effective June 28, 2021. Jason has 25 years of professional experience in the Blind and Vision Impaired community, where he is known for his skills in working closely with providers and other community partners to remove impediments to success and foster the development of innovative, goal-oriented programs. He began his career as a Rehabilitation Counselor providing career services at Lighthouse International (now Lighthouse Guild) in New York. In 2000 he joined the New York State Commission for the Blind, where he rose to the position of Downstate Regional Coordinator, a position he held for seven years. Jason holds a M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from The George Washington University. Please join us in welcoming him.

Welcome. We're So Glad You Found Us

Partners for Sight is dedicated to improving the lives of blind and visually impaired people. We believe these individuals should have the tools and resources necessary to lead independent, productive lives. Through our support of non-profit organizations that share this philosophy, we’re making the world easier to navigate for thousands of people, every day.

If you’re an organization seeking funding, take a look at our GRANTS page.

If you serve visually impaired populations and would like to see the grants we have provided over the past couple of years, please go to OUR PARTNERS page.

If you are visually impaired or love someone who is, and they love to read, please visit our SUBSCRIBE page.

If you need resources and information to help cope with vision loss, you will find resources and information to help cope with vision loss at VISIONAWARE .

Learn more about ways you can SUPPORT  our efforts in bringing a higher quality of life to the blind and visually impaired. 

All donations to Partners for Sight are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


The year 2020 will be a very significant one for Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation (RDPFS).  Of course, we all know that 20/20 signifies a physically perfect vision.

The year 2020 is even more meaningful to us because…Partners for Sight will turn 65!

In the 20 years since we began our grant-making program in earnest, we have provided over $13 million dollars in funding. In this way, we’ve supported hundreds of organizations, helping them: launch and sustain valuable programs for children and adults.

In the spirit of this important “vision year” – 2020 – we hope you will consider supporting RDPFS with a generous donation. As we enter this significant decade, we need your help to continue to serve blind and visually impaired communities.

GET CONNECTED — Easy-To-Access Resources For Help With Vision Loss is an online resource provided by the American Printing House for the Blind providing high-quality and easy-to-digest information about living with vision loss. Visit

Enrichment Audio Resource Services provides free audio lessons teaching adaptive daily living skills. Go online to or call 1-800-843-6816.

Low Vision Focus @ Hadley is a program for older adults that helps you remain independent at home by sharing practical ways to address daily living skills made difficult by vision loss. Visit for more information.