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Human Services : Social Services

VisionCorps

To help lessen the effects of vision loss

four stars

93.34

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

Board Leadership
Brad W. Risch
Chair

CEO
Dennis Steiner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.34 four stars
  Financial 90.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 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

90.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.85
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
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) 93.34 four stars
Braille Institute of America (CA) 87.03 three stars
Starkey Hearing Foundation (MN) 89.48 three stars
National Braille Press (MA) 86.57 three stars
Wayfinder Family Services (CA) 96.43 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $734,104
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $16,069
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $272,579
Total Contributions $1,022,752
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,022,752
   Other Revenue $8,037,544
TOTAL REVENUE $9,060,296
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,301,908
   Administrative Expenses $870,643
   Fundraising Expenses $219,697
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,392,248
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-331,952
   
Net Assets $30,966,965

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 $6,525,590 78.6%
Rehabilitation $1,371,390 16.5%
Youth Services $283,382 3.4%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 93.34 four stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 96.46 four stars
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,400 1.84% Dennis Steiner President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VisionCorps (PA) 93.34 four stars
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OR) 93.97 four stars
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (MI) 85.93 three stars
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 94.94 four stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 90.16 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

Brad W. Risch
Chair

CEO

Dennis Steiner
President, CEO

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