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Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Providing hope, confidence and independence

four stars

96.67

601 Southwest Eighth Avenue Miami, FL 33130
tel: (305) 856-2288   Web Site
EIN: 59-0637847

Board Leadership
Louis Nostro
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Virginia A. Jacko
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.67 four stars
  Financial 95.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1931, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the oldest and largest private agency in Florida to serve people of all ages who are blind or the visually impaired. Miami Lighthouse has expanded into a state-of-the-art 34,000 square foot facility to provide rehabilitation, vocational and social services for persons who are blind or visually impaired. The Lighthouse offers a range of programs and services including adult services; children's services; the Solutions Store, a one-stop shop dedicated to the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired; low vision services and life enrichment classes.

Established in 1931, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the oldest and largest private agency in Florida to serve people of all ages who are blind or the visually impaired. Miami Lighthouse has expanded into a state-of-the-art 34,000 square foot facility to provide rehabilitation, vocational and social services for persons who are blind or visually impaired. The Lighthouse offers a range of programs and services including adult services; children's services; the Solutions Store, a one-stop shop dedicated to the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired; low vision services and life enrichment classes.

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Financial

four stars

95.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.70
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FL) 96.67 four stars
Anchor Center for Blind Children (CO) 87.46 three stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.30 three stars
INSIGHT (RI) 90.32 four stars
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OR) 96.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,739,796
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $299,882
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,283,168
Total Contributions $8,322,846
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,322,846
   Other Revenue $1,102,872
TOTAL REVENUE $9,425,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,857,156
   Administrative Expenses $597,998
   Fundraising Expenses $522,965
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,978,119
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,447,599
   
Net Assets $25,381,073

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
Heiken Children's Vision Fund $2,486,119 42.4%
Transition and Vocational Rehabilitation Clients $1,089,780 18.6%
Early Intervention Program $1,069,446 18.3%

Ratings History
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 96.67 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 98.06 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 95.63 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 96.99 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 98.06 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 94.43 four stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 92.55 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 98.21 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 96.20 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 98.39 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 98.39 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 90.16 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 75.23 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 76.50 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 72.56 two stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 81.94 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 59-0637847
Name in IRS Master File MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INC
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 (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(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 April, 1949
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
$215,996 3.09% Virginia A. Jacko President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FL) 96.67 four stars
Braille Institute of America (CA) 87.11 three stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 91.22 four stars
INSIGHT (RI) 90.32 four stars
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
601 Southwest Eighth Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
tel: (305) 856-2288
fax: (305) 285-6967
EIN: 59-0637847

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Board Leadership

Louis Nostro
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Virginia A. Jacko
President & CEO

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