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American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults

Providing help to blind people

two stars

77.20

1800 Johnson Street Baltimore, MD 21230
tel: (410) 659-9315   Web Site
EIN: 52-1192529

Board Leadership
Barbara Loos
President

CEO
Marc Maurer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.20 two stars
  Financial 68.01 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

one star

68.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 28.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.41
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.57
  Program Expenses Growth -5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (MD) 77.20 two stars
Friendship Home, Massachusetts (MA) 90.17 four stars
National Inclusion Project (NC) 92.13 four stars
Pine Tree Society (ME) 92.94 four stars
The Center for Enriched Living (IL) 93.64 four stars

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The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is a service agency that specializes in providing help to blind people that is not readily available to them from government programs or other existing service systems. The purpose of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is to assist blind and deaf-blind persons in securing reading matter, to educate the public about blindness, to provide specialized aids and appliances to the blind, to give consultation to governmental and private agencies serving the blind, to offer assistance to those losing vision in their later years, to offer services to blind children and their parents, and to work towards improving the quality of life for the blind and deaf-blind.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,741,823
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,741,823
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,741,823
   Other Revenue $1,245,158
TOTAL REVENUE $3,986,981
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,896,299
   Administrative Expenses $90,045
   Fundraising Expenses $1,279,717
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,266,061
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $720,920
   
Net Assets $26,055,171

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
Specialized Programs and Services $1,732,281 68.7%
Advocacy and Protection of Civil Rights $534,654 21.2%
Braille Publications and Library $254,333 10.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 10/01/2016 77.20 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 82.59 three stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 73.63 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 75.15 two stars
2011-12 09/01/2012 74.97 two stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 87.67 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 74.34 two stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 82.60 three stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 69.37 one star
2006-12 08/01/2007 80.56 three stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 85.65 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 76.63 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 67.30 one star
2002-12 10/01/2003 77.53 two stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 75.06 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 52-1192529
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD FOR THE BLIND DBA BLIND CHILDREN AND ADULTS
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 (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 April, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,663 4.03% Marc Maurer Executive Director

The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is a service agency that specializes in providing help to blind people that is not readily available to them from government programs or other existing service systems. The purpose of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is to assist blind and deaf-blind persons in securing reading matter, to educate the public about blindness, to provide specialized aids and appliances to the blind, to give consultation to governmental and private agencies serving the blind, to offer assistance to those losing vision in their later years, to offer services to blind children and their parents, and to work towards improving the quality of life for the blind and deaf-blind.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (MD) 77.20 two stars
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (MD) 91.90 four stars
The Center for Enriched Living (IL) 93.64 four stars
Easter Seals Capper Foundation (KS) 92.92 four stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
tel: (410) 659-9315
EIN: 52-1192529

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Board Leadership

Barbara Loos
President

CEO

Marc Maurer
Executive Director

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