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American Printing House For The Blind

Building independence since 1858

three stars

86.24

1839 Frankfort Avenue P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206
tel: (800) 223-1839   Web Site
EIN: 61-0444640

Board Leadership
Jane Hardy
Chairman

CEO
Craig Meador
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.24 three stars
  Financial 80.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 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

three stars

80.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
61.5%
  Administrative Expenses 34.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.47
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Printing House For The Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Printing House For The Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Printing House For The Blind (KY) 86.24 three stars
INSIGHT (RI) 90.91 four stars
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 91.88 four stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.09 three stars
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FL) 98.06 four stars

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Founded in 1858 in Louisville, Kentucky, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) promotes independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing specialized materials, products, and services needed for education and life. APH manufactures textbooks and other educational publications for students who are visually impaired. APH also provides publications useful to adults, such as cookbooks and dictionaries. In addition, APH creates recorded books on a contract basis. APH develops and manufactures hundreds of products, tools, and supplies that support students and adults who are visually impaired and increase their independence.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,074,084
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,750
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,110,493
Total Contributions $9,187,327
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,187,327
   Other Revenue $10,999,068
TOTAL REVENUE $20,186,395
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,203,912
   Administrative Expenses $5,990,775
   Fundraising Expenses $663,641
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,858,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,328,067
   
Net Assets $118,754,069

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
Public Awareness $10,976,032 98.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 11/01/2016 86.24 three stars
2014-09 07/01/2016 82.38 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.28 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 08/01/2015 85.31 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 78.38 two stars
2012-09 05/01/2013 82.21 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 81.04 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 79.89 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 79.69 two stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 85.80 three stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 75.89 two stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 84.07 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 74.91 two stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 79.55 two stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 85.33 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 61-0444640
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND INC
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 January, 1935
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$299,191 1.67% Tuck Tinsley III President

Founded in 1858 in Louisville, Kentucky, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) promotes independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing specialized materials, products, and services needed for education and life. APH manufactures textbooks and other educational publications for students who are visually impaired. APH also provides publications useful to adults, such as cookbooks and dictionaries. In addition, APH creates recorded books on a contract basis. APH develops and manufactures hundreds of products, tools, and supplies that support students and adults who are visually impaired and increase their independence.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Printing House For The Blind (KY) 86.24 three stars
Helen Keller Services (NY) 88.80 three stars
JBI International (NY) 97.00 four stars
Happy Hands Education Center (OK) 94.03 four stars
Starkey Hearing Foundation (MN) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Printing House For The Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206
tel: (800) 223-1839
fax: (502) 899-2284
EIN: 61-0444640

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Board Leadership

Jane Hardy
Chairman

CEO

Craig Meador
President

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