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The Colorado Center for the Blind

Take charge with confidence and self-reliance

three stars

89.30

2233 West Shepperd Avenue Littleton, CO 80120
tel: (303) 778-1130   Web Site
EIN: 74-2465141

Board Leadership
Diane McGeorge
Chairman

CEO
Julie Deden
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.30 three stars
  Financial 98.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its establishment in 1988, the Colorado Center for the Blind has provided innovative teaching techniques and philosophy that continues to have far-reaching effects on the lives of blind people, taking them to new heights of independence. At the Colorado Center for the Blind, we expect that blindness does not need to be limiting in any way. With our positive attitude, we have revolutionized the way the public thinks about blindness and have created vibrant programs that change negative myths into positive realities.

Since its establishment in 1988, the Colorado Center for the Blind has provided innovative teaching techniques and philosophy that continues to have far-reaching effects on the lives of blind people, taking them to new heights of independence. At the Colorado Center for the Blind, we expect that blindness does not need to be limiting in any way. With our positive attitude, we have revolutionized the way the public thinks about blindness and have created vibrant programs that change negative myths into positive realities.

Financial

four stars

98.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.31
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Colorado Center for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Colorado Center for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.30 three stars
Lighthouse of Broward County (FL) 96.22 four stars
Blind Children's Center (CA) 94.26 four stars
INSIGHT (RI) 90.32 four stars
Center for Hearing and Communication (NY) 86.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $628,121
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $159,770
Total Contributions $787,891
   Program Service Revenue $1,609,672
Total Primary Revenue $2,397,563
   Other Revenue $70,086
TOTAL REVENUE $2,467,649
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,224,136
   Administrative Expenses $246,343
   Fundraising Expenses $41,905
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,512,384
   
Payments to Affiliates $150,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-44,735
   
Net Assets $3,097,768

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.30 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 89.09 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 81.68 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 83.11 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 83.10 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 87.26 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 74-2465141
Name in IRS Master File THE COLORADO CENTER FOR THE BLIND
NTEE Code G45
NTEE Classification Lung Disease
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 February, 1988
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, 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
$68,741 2.73% Julie Deden Exec Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.30 three stars
Braille Institute of America (CA) 87.11 three stars
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FL) 98.14 four stars
Keren Or (NY) 90.71 four stars
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Colorado Center for the Blind
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, CO 80120
tel: (303) 778-1130
fax: (303) 778-1598
EIN: 74-2465141

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Board Leadership

Diane McGeorge
Chairman

CEO

Julie Deden
Executive Director

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