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Human Services : Social Services

INSIGHT

Promoting independence and opportunities for people with vision loss

four stars

90.32

43 Jefferson Boulevard Warwick, RI 02888
tel: (401) 941-3322   Web Site
EIN: 05-0272278

Board Leadership
Robert Tyler, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Christopher Butler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.32 four stars
  Financial 86.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

INSIGHT works to inspire confidence, build skills, and empower people who are blind and visually impaired to become full integrated, equally valued members of society by providing diverse services that produce opportunities and choices. Vision rehabilitation is the key piece of INSIGHT's mission of inspiring confidence, building skills, and empowering people who are blind and visually impaired. Our team of trained professionals work with people to identify their needs, interests, and goals and then establish an action plan that may include a low vision assessment, rehabilitation training classes, or computer classes. INSIGHT Radio is a unique, closed-circuit radio reading service that keeps people who are print disabled informed and entertained throughout the day.

INSIGHT works to inspire confidence, build skills, and empower people who are blind and visually impaired to become full integrated, equally valued members of society by providing diverse services that produce opportunities and choices. Vision rehabilitation is the key piece of INSIGHT's mission of inspiring confidence, building skills, and empowering people who are blind and visually impaired. Our team of trained professionals work with people to identify their needs, interests, and goals and then establish an action plan that may include a low vision assessment, rehabilitation training classes, or computer classes. INSIGHT Radio is a unique, closed-circuit radio reading service that keeps people who are print disabled informed and entertained throughout the day.

Financial

three stars

86.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.29
  Program Expenses Growth -4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by INSIGHT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by INSIGHT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
INSIGHT (RI) 90.32 four stars
The Chicago Lighthouse (IL) 92.26 four stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.30 three stars
Helen Keller Services (NY) 87.89 three stars
Braille Institute of America (CA) 87.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $366,269
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $366,269
   Program Service Revenue $134,041
Total Primary Revenue $500,310
   Other Revenue $257,953
TOTAL REVENUE $758,263
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $680,712
   Administrative Expenses $117,531
   Fundraising Expenses $26,425
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $824,668
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-66,405
   
Net Assets $9,186,847

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
Rehabilitation Program $293,340 43.1%
Insight Radio $122,759 18.0%
Low Vision Clinic $114,628 16.8%

Ratings History
INSIGHT has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.32 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.91 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 89.74 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.34 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 93.13 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 81.46 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 81.72 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.97 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 71.95 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 72.51 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 69.62 one star
2006-12 12/15/2007 75.87 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 80.26 three 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 05-0272278
Name in IRS Master File IN-SIGHT
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 (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 March, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Christopher Butler Executive Director $89,126

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
INSIGHT (RI) 90.32 four stars
Helen Keller Services (NY) 87.89 three stars
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (MI) 87.10 three stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.30 three stars
Lighthouse of Broward County (FL) 96.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

INSIGHT
43 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02888
tel: (401) 941-3322
fax: (401) 941-3356
EIN: 05-0272278

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Board Leadership

Robert Tyler, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Christopher Butler
Executive Director

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