Human Services : Social Services

The Carroll Center for the Blind

Serving persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

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three stars

80.99

770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458
tel: (617) 969-6200   Web Site
EIN: 04-2106173

Board Leadership
Carol A. Covell
Chair, Board of Directors

CEO
Gregory J. Donnelly
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.99 three stars
  Financial 75.47 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Carroll Center for the Blind serves the needs of blind and visually-impaired persons by providing rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and self-fulfillment and by educating the public regarding the potential of persons who are blind and visually-impaired. Established in 1936, the Center has pioneered innovative methods for blind persons to gain independence in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places. New and evolving technologies, combined with time-tested adaptive methods, individualized instruction, and personalized therapies developed by the Carroll Center staff, have provided thousands of blind and vision impaired persons with diverse opportunities for success and independent living.

The Carroll Center for the Blind serves the needs of blind and visually-impaired persons by providing rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and self-fulfillment and by educating the public regarding the potential of persons who are blind and visually-impaired. Established in 1936, the Center has pioneered innovative methods for blind persons to gain independence in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places. New and evolving technologies, combined with time-tested adaptive methods, individualized instruction, and personalized therapies developed by the Carroll Center staff, have provided thousands of blind and vision impaired persons with diverse opportunities for success and independent living.

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Financial

two stars

75.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth -3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Carroll Center for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Carroll Center for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,616,623
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,616,623
   Program Service Revenue $4,720,351
Total Primary Revenue $6,336,974
   Other Revenue $248,373
TOTAL REVENUE $6,585,347
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,025,640
   Administrative Expenses $1,173,201
   Fundraising Expenses $468,262
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,667,103
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-81,756
   
Net Assets $7,163,156

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$242,946 3.64% Gregory J. Donnelly President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$29,750 0.44% Philip Johnston Board Member

Mission

The Carroll Center for the Blind serves the needs of blind and visually-impaired persons by providing rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and self-fulfillment and by educating the public regarding the potential of persons who are blind and visually-impaired. Established in 1936, the Center has pioneered innovative methods for blind persons to gain independence in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places. New and evolving technologies, combined with time-tested adaptive methods, individualized instruction, and personalized therapies developed by the Carroll Center staff, have provided thousands of blind and vision impaired persons with diverse opportunities for success and independent living.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Carroll Center for the Blind (MA) 80.99 three stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.31 three stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 90.02 four stars
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FL) 94.74 four stars
INSIGHT (RI) 94.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458
tel: (617) 969-6200
fax: (617) 969-6204
EIN: 04-2106173

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Board Leadership

Carol A. Covell
Chair, Board of Directors

CEO

Gregory J. Donnelly
President and CEO