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International : Development and Relief Services

VisionSpring

Delivering affordable, high-quality eyeglasses in the developing world

four stars

90.42

505 Eighth Avenue Suite 12A-07
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 375-2599   Web Site
EIN: 31-1811558

Board Leadership
Reade Fahs
Chairman

CEO
Ella Gudwin
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.42 four stars
  Financial 88.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

VisionSpring's works to reduce poverty and generate opportunity in the developing world through the sale of affordable eyeglasses. VisionSpring is an innovative social enterprise dedicated to reducing poverty and generating opportunity in the developing world through the sale of affordable eyeglasses. Our goal is to create channels for the delivery of low-cost eyeglasses to ensure every individual has equitable access to the eye care products they need to live a full, productive life. VisionSpring trains local villagers to conduct outreach & vision screenings and sell high-quality, low-cost eyeglasses in their communities.

VisionSpring's works to reduce poverty and generate opportunity in the developing world through the sale of affordable eyeglasses. VisionSpring is an innovative social enterprise dedicated to reducing poverty and generating opportunity in the developing world through the sale of affordable eyeglasses. Our goal is to create channels for the delivery of low-cost eyeglasses to ensure every individual has equitable access to the eye care products they need to live a full, productive life. VisionSpring trains local villagers to conduct outreach & vision screenings and sell high-quality, low-cost eyeglasses in their communities.

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Financial

three stars

88.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.52
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VisionSpring on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VisionSpring on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VisionSpring (NY) 90.42 four stars
Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (CA) 94.74 four stars
Reciprocal Ministries International (FL) 86.44 three stars
One Israel Fund Ltd. (NY) 92.61 four stars
SIGN Fracture Care International (WA) 94.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,245,095
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,245,095
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,245,095
   Other Revenue $-67,161
TOTAL REVENUE $5,177,934
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,153,160
   Administrative Expenses $677,606
   Fundraising Expenses $385,196
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,215,962
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $961,972
   
Net Assets $5,369,033

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 90.42 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 91.55 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 87.00 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.83 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 96.40 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 89.19 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 81.47 three stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 81.77 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.50 two 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 31-1811558
Name in IRS Master File VISIONSPRING
NTEE Code T12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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, 2002
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
$209,216 4.96% Ella Gudwin President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VisionSpring (NY) 90.42 four stars
The Luke Commission (ID) 86.44 three stars
A Child's Hope International (OH) 92.71 four stars
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (KS) 90.71 four stars
God's Littlest Angels (CO) 85.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

VisionSpring
505 Eighth Avenue
Suite 12A-07
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 375-2599
EIN: 31-1811558

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Board Leadership

Reade Fahs
Chairman

CEO

Ella Gudwin
President

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