Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Prevent Blindness

Our vision is vision

three stars

89.68

225 West Wacker Drive Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (800) 331-2020   Web Site
EIN: 36-3667121

Board Leadership
Kathleen Murphy
Chair

CEO
Jeff Todd
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.68 three stars
  Financial 85.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year. Every year more than 120 million people read, hear or see our messages about early detection of eye disease and prevention of accidents that can cause permanent loss of sight. We train and certify adult and children's vision screeners and screening instructors through the only national program of its kind, providing 20,000 vision screening personnel with the skills they need to help people in their communities.

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year. Every year more than 120 million people read, hear or see our messages about early detection of eye disease and prevention of accidents that can cause permanent loss of sight. We train and certify adult and children's vision screeners and screening instructors through the only national program of its kind, providing 20,000 vision screening personnel with the skills they need to help people in their communities.

Financial

three stars

85.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth -2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prevent Blindness on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prevent Blindness on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,376,133
   Federated Campaigns $18,373
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,013,855
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,719,417
Total Contributions $8,127,778
   Program Service Revenue $121,828
Total Primary Revenue $8,249,606
   Other Revenue $1,087,135
TOTAL REVENUE $9,336,741
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,205,494
   Administrative Expenses $1,170,093
   Fundraising Expenses $1,229,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,604,924
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,268,183
   
Net Assets $24,253,818

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$244,862 2.30% Hugh Parry President, CEO

Mission

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year. Every year more than 120 million people read, hear or see our messages about early detection of eye disease and prevention of accidents that can cause permanent loss of sight. We train and certify adult and children's vision screeners and screening instructors through the only national program of its kind, providing 20,000 vision screening personnel with the skills they need to help people in their communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Prevent Blindness (IL) 89.68 three stars
San Diego Center for the Blind (CA) 89.82 three stars
Hearing Loss Association of America (MD) 94.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Prevent Blindness
225 West Wacker Drive
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (800) 331-2020
EIN: 36-3667121

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Murphy
Chair

CEO

Jeff Todd
President & CEO