Human Services : Social Services

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Providing hope, confidence and independence

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four stars

94.74

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

Board Leadership
George Foyo
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Virginia A. Jacko
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 140,000 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 140,000 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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
85.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.90
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
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 $9,118,998
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,924,001
Total Contributions $14,042,999
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,042,999
   Other Revenue $2,299,679
TOTAL REVENUE $16,342,678
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,691,868
   Administrative Expenses $743,749
   Fundraising Expenses $595,553
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,031,170
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,311,508
   
Net Assets $31,682,635

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$233,365 2.58% Virginia Jacko President, CEO

Mission

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 140,000 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.

Highly Rated

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Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FL) 94.74 four stars
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INSIGHT (RI) 94.37 four stars
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Happy Hands Education Center (OK) 90.74 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

George Foyo
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Virginia A. Jacko
President & CEO