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International : Development and Relief Services

Optometry Giving Sight

Transforming lives through the gift of vision.

one star

66.94

1019 8th Street, Suite 304 Golden, CO 80401
tel: (303) 526-0430   Web Site
EIN: 27-0131388

Board Leadership
Juan Carlos Aragon
Chair

CEO
Eric Anderson
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 66.94 one star
  Financial 72.77 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 62.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Optometry Giving Sight is a global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Optometry Giving Sight was first launched in the UK in 2003, followed by Australia in 2004, the United States and Canada in 2005, and Italy in 2006. Optometry Giving Sight supports the goals of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan, which aims to reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment. Our Vision is a world where avoidable blindness and vision loss due simply to the lack of a pair of eye glasses no longer threaten the quality-of-life and future livelihood of children and adults because there is universal access to quality vision and eye care services for all those in need.

Optometry Giving Sight is a global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Optometry Giving Sight was first launched in the UK in 2003, followed by Australia in 2004, the United States and Canada in 2005, and Italy in 2006. Optometry Giving Sight supports the goals of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan, which aims to reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment. Our Vision is a world where avoidable blindness and vision loss due simply to the lack of a pair of eye glasses no longer threaten the quality-of-life and future livelihood of children and adults because there is universal access to quality vision and eye care services for all those in need.

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Financial

two stars

72.77

Accountability & Transparency

one star

62.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth -20.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Optometry Giving Sight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Optometry Giving Sight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Optometry Giving Sight (CO) 66.94 one star
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,747,841
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,747,841
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,747,841
   Other Revenue $63,727
TOTAL REVENUE $1,811,568
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $692,638
   Administrative Expenses $129,971
   Fundraising Expenses $122,028
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $944,637
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $866,931
   
Net Assets $1,328,986

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
Philanthropy $591,507 85.4%
Community Education $101,131 14.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 66.94 one star
2017-12 04/01/2020 76.68 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 27-0131388
Name in IRS Master File OPTOMETRY GIVING SIGHT
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 February, 2007
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
$129,925 13.75% Eric Anderson Interim Executive Director

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Optometry Giving Sight (CO) 66.94 one star
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Charity Contact Info

Optometry Giving Sight
1019 8th Street, Suite 304
Golden, CO 80401
tel: (303) 526-0430
fax: (303) 279-8042
EIN: 27-0131388

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Board Leadership

Juan Carlos Aragon
Chair

CEO

Eric Anderson
Interim Executive Director

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