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INSIGHT

Promoting independence and opportunities for people with vision loss

four stars

93.77

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 93.77 four stars
  Financial 91.19 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients participating in educational programs
242
Number of clients served
959
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.45
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
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.

Constituent Voice

Charity Navigator believes collecting feedback from the people an organization serves can make it more effective. That is why we're partnering with GuideStar by Candid to share Constituent Voice information with you. Here's how this organization is listening and learning from its constituents:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from our clients
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We have facilitated peer support groups for many years The content of these groups is generally restricted to a narrow topic each month that is geared towards the challenges of living with vision loss The meetings generally include a speaker or presentation followed by conversation limited to the topic We have received feedback from some clients that they would appreciate a more open support group format where they can bring up topics for conversation and not be restricted by a speaker or presentation We are in the process of developing one monthly group that will be more open-ended
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
INSIGHT (RI) 93.77 four stars
Starkey Hearing Foundation (MN) 91.50 four stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 90.02 four stars
Braille Institute of America (CA) 87.01 three stars
Wayfinder Family Services (CA) 92.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $410,748
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,410
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $413,158
   Program Service Revenue $107,827
Total Primary Revenue $520,985
   Other Revenue $468,701
TOTAL REVENUE $989,686
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $716,046
   Administrative Expenses $130,437
   Fundraising Expenses $23,232
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $869,715
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $119,971
   
Net Assets $9,513,306

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 $359,471 50.2%
Low Vision Clinic $117,633 16.4%
Insight Radio $116,201 16.2%

Ratings History
INSIGHT has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 93.77 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 94.37 four stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,135 11.28% Christopher Butler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
INSIGHT (RI) 93.77 four stars
The Chicago Lighthouse (IL) 91.07 four stars
Cleveland Sight Center (OH) 93.79 four stars
Keren Or (NY) 92.61 four stars
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 91.40 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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