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Helen Keller Services

Helping people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired

three stars

87.89

57 Willoughby Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (718) 522-2122   Web Site
EIN: 11-1630807

Board Leadership
Christopher D. Maher
Chairman

CEO
Joseph F. Bruno
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.89 three stars
  Financial 84.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Helen Keller Services is to enable individuals who are blind, visually-paired, deaf-blind or have combined hearing-vision loss to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice. HKS offers services and programs through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults and Helen Keller Services for the Blind. Helen Keller National Center is the only comprehensive national program that provides vocational and independent living skills training exclusively to youths and adults with combined vision and hearing loss. Helen Keller Services for the Blind is a comprehensive rehabilitation program serving individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, and who may have additional disabilities, living in the New York Metropolitan Area.

The mission of Helen Keller Services is to enable individuals who are blind, visually-paired, deaf-blind or have combined hearing-vision loss to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice. HKS offers services and programs through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults and Helen Keller Services for the Blind. Helen Keller National Center is the only comprehensive national program that provides vocational and independent living skills training exclusively to youths and adults with combined vision and hearing loss. Helen Keller Services for the Blind is a comprehensive rehabilitation program serving individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, and who may have additional disabilities, living in the New York Metropolitan Area.

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Financial

three stars

84.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.64
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helen Keller Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helen Keller Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helen Keller Services (NY) 87.89 three stars
Braille Institute of America (CA) 87.11 three stars
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (MI) 87.10 three stars
Cleveland Sight Center (OH) 93.98 four stars
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OR) 96.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $798,971
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $182,296
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,256,985
Total Contributions $14,238,252
   Program Service Revenue $11,686,916
Total Primary Revenue $25,925,168
   Other Revenue $53,530,613
TOTAL REVENUE $79,455,781
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,642,835
   Administrative Expenses $4,546,632
   Fundraising Expenses $681,643
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,871,110
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $49,584,671
   
Net Assets $80,910,654

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
Operating Center for Deaf-Blind Youths $15,034,014 61.0%
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services $2,983,243 12.1%
Day Habilitation Services $2,667,711 10.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 87.89 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 86.38 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 88.80 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.31 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 93.96 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 95.02 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 90.12 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.92 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 81.30 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 83.93 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 84.02 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 85.59 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 88.22 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 90.84 four stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 88.99 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 90.08 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 87.53 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 11-1630807
Name in IRS Master File HELEN KELLER SERVICES
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
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 July, 1936
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$217,622 0.72% Joseph F. Bruno President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$232,115 0.77% Thomas J. Edwards Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helen Keller Services (NY) 87.89 three stars
INSIGHT (RI) 90.32 four stars
JBI International (NY) 92.52 four stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.30 three stars
Cleveland Sight Center (OH) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Helen Keller Services
57 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (718) 522-2122
fax: (718) 935-9463
EIN: 11-1630807

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Board Leadership

Christopher D. Maher
Chairman

CEO

Joseph F. Bruno
President, CEO

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