Human Services : Social Services

Blind Children's Center

A family-focused school serving children who are blind or visually impaired

four stars

94.26

4120 Marathon Street Los Angeles, CA 90029
tel: (323) 664-2153   Web Site
EIN: 95-1656369

Board Leadership
Danette M. Beck
Board President

CEO
Sarah Orth
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.26 four stars
  Financial 95.91 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Blind Children's Center's mission is to foster the development and education of children - birth through 2nd grade - who are visually impaired in an inclusive, family-focused setting.

The Center was founded in 1938 by Southern California Delta Gammas. Each year the Center serves approximately 100 children who are blind or visually impaired and provides an array of support services for more than 500 family members. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive program of specialized education and training which will optimize our students' development and opportunities to lead a meaningful and productive life.

We are committed to a family-focused approach where parents, siblings, grandparents, and caregivers are included in the educational process every step of the way. In keeping with best practices, our programs are fully inclusive with sighted children integrated in each class, providing unique opportunities for social interaction and acquisition of critical skills.

The Blind Children's Center's mission is to foster the development and education of children - birth through 2nd grade - who are visually impaired in an inclusive, family-focused setting.

The Center was founded in 1938 by Southern California Delta Gammas. Each year the Center serves approximately 100 children who are blind or visually impaired and provides an array of support services for more than 500 family members. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive program of specialized education and training which will optimize our students' development and opportunities to lead a meaningful and productive life.

We are committed to a family-focused approach where parents, siblings, grandparents, and caregivers are included in the educational process every step of the way. In keeping with best practices, our programs are fully inclusive with sighted children integrated in each class, providing unique opportunities for social interaction and acquisition of critical skills.

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Financial

four stars

95.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.36
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blind Children's Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blind Children's Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,845,644
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,845,644
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,845,644
   Other Revenue $335,996
TOTAL REVENUE $3,181,640
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,933,185
   Administrative Expenses $469,979
   Fundraising Expenses $125,406
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,528,570
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-346,930
   
Net Assets $11,688,438

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,151 5.10% Lena French Executive Director

Mission

The Blind Children's Center's mission is to foster the development and education of children - birth through 2nd grade - who are visually impaired in an inclusive, family-focused setting.

The Center was founded in 1938 by Southern California Delta Gammas. Each year the Center serves approximately 100 children who are blind or visually impaired and provides an array of support services for more than 500 family members. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive program of specialized education and training which will optimize our students' development and opportunities to lead a meaningful and productive life.

We are committed to a family-focused approach where parents, siblings, grandparents, and caregivers are included in the educational process every step of the way. In keeping with best practices, our programs are fully inclusive with sighted children integrated in each class, providing unique opportunities for social interaction and acquisition of critical skills.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blind Children's Center (CA) 94.26 four stars
Starkey Hearing Foundation (MN) 92.82 four stars
INSIGHT (RI) 94.37 four stars
Happy Hands Education Center (OK) 90.98 four stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.31 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blind Children's Center
4120 Marathon Street
Los Angeles, CA 90029
tel: (323) 664-2153
fax: (323) 665-3828
EIN: 95-1656369

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Board Leadership

Danette M. Beck
Board President

CEO

Sarah Orth
Chief Executive Officer