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VisionCorps

To help lessen the effects of vision loss

four stars

93.49

244 North Queen Street Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (717) 291-5951   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352349

Board Leadership
Zach Klipa
Chair

CEO
Dennis Steiner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.49 four stars
  Financial 91.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

For more than 85 years, VisionCorps has been helping restore autonomy and independence to the lives of Pennsylvania residents who are blind or vision impaired. From education and prevention, to rehabilitation and employment, VisionCorps takes a comprehensive approach to services. VisionCorps currently has a presence in Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Chester, Somerset, Cumberland and Philadelphia counties. It is the Mission of VisionCorps to provide social, vocational, rehabilitative and education services for people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to educate the community about blindness and its prevention; to advocate for the interests of people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to advance our belief that people who are blind are entitled to and are capable of achieving full autonomy and independence, and; to do so through responsible stewardship of the human and financial resources available.

For more than 85 years, VisionCorps has been helping restore autonomy and independence to the lives of Pennsylvania residents who are blind or vision impaired. From education and prevention, to rehabilitation and employment, VisionCorps takes a comprehensive approach to services. VisionCorps currently has a presence in Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Chester, Somerset, Cumberland and Philadelphia counties. It is the Mission of VisionCorps to provide social, vocational, rehabilitative and education services for people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to educate the community about blindness and its prevention; to advocate for the interests of people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to advance our belief that people who are blind are entitled to and are capable of achieving full autonomy and independence, and; to do so through responsible stewardship of the human and financial resources available.

Financial

four stars

91.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.28
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VisionCorps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VisionCorps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VisionCorps (PA) 93.49 four stars
Keren Or (NY) 90.71 four stars
Cleveland Sight Center (OH) 93.98 four stars
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.24 four stars
The Carroll Center for the Blind (MA) 86.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,599,289
   Federated Campaigns $1,317
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $32,639
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $223,098
Total Contributions $1,856,343
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,856,343
   Other Revenue $7,190,395
TOTAL REVENUE $9,046,738
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,046,943
   Administrative Expenses $970,551
   Fundraising Expenses $195,413
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,212,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-166,169
   
Net Assets $30,542,220

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Enterprise Group $6,542,937 81.3%
Rehabilitation $1,104,682 13.7%
Youth Services $330,813 4.1%
Education and Public Awareness $49,529 0.6%
Grantmaking $18,982 0.2%

Ratings History
VisionCorps has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 06/01/2018 93.49 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 91.92 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-1352349
Name in IRS Master File VISIONCORPS
NTEE Code P86
NTEE Classification Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (154) Health clinic
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(179) Other health services
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,400 1.67% Dennis Steiner President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VisionCorps (PA) 93.49 four stars
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.24 four stars
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FL) 96.67 four stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.30 three stars
Cleveland Sight Center (OH) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

VisionCorps
244 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (717) 291-5951
EIN: 23-1352349

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Board Leadership

Zach Klipa
Chair

CEO

Dennis Steiner
President, CEO

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