Human Services : Social Services

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Providing hope, confidence and independence

four stars

100.00

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

Board Leadership
Charles J. Nielson
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Virginia A. Jacko
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded nearly a century ago, through education, training, research, and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse provides hope, confidence, and independence to the blind community. As the oldest and largest private agency in Florida, our innovative programs for people of all ages promote self-sufficiency and independent living. We offer unique educational programs for children and adults in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools: pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade and adult basic education and ESL classes. Programs for visually impaired clients include comprehensive vision rehabilitation, vocational and social services, computer and technology training, life enrichment classes such as music and art, and low vision assessments and adaptive aids through our Solutions Center. Comprehensive eye exams and glasses are provided at no cost for low-income children statewide using five mobile eye care units and through our network of 1,100 affiliated optometrists.

Founded nearly a century ago, through education, training, research, and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse provides hope, confidence, and independence to the blind community. As the oldest and largest private agency in Florida, our innovative programs for people of all ages promote self-sufficiency and independent living. We offer unique educational programs for children and adults in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools: pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade and adult basic education and ESL classes. Programs for visually impaired clients include comprehensive vision rehabilitation, vocational and social services, computer and technology training, life enrichment classes such as music and art, and low vision assessments and adaptive aids through our Solutions Center. Comprehensive eye exams and glasses are provided at no cost for low-income children statewide using five mobile eye care units and through our network of 1,100 affiliated optometrists.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.41
  Program Expenses Growth 13.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,889,992
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,849,918
Total Contributions $14,739,910
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,739,910
   Other Revenue $1,394,345
TOTAL REVENUE $16,134,255
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,616,568
   Administrative Expenses $860,363
   Fundraising Expenses $557,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,034,462
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,099,793
   
Net Assets $40,314,669

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$224,068 2.23% Virginia Jacko President, CEO

Mission

Founded nearly a century ago, through education, training, research, and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse provides hope, confidence, and independence to the blind community. As the oldest and largest private agency in Florida, our innovative programs for people of all ages promote self-sufficiency and independent living. We offer unique educational programs for children and adults in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools: pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade and adult basic education and ESL classes. Programs for visually impaired clients include comprehensive vision rehabilitation, vocational and social services, computer and technology training, life enrichment classes such as music and art, and low vision assessments and adaptive aids through our Solutions Center. Comprehensive eye exams and glasses are provided at no cost for low-income children statewide using five mobile eye care units and through our network of 1,100 affiliated optometrists.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FL) 100.00 four stars
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OR) 93.97 four stars
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 92.66 four stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 90.16 four stars
Lighthouse of Broward County (FL) 96.08 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

Charles J. Nielson
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Virginia A. Jacko
President & CEO