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American Printing House For The Blind

Building independence since 1858

three stars

86.42

1839 Frankfort Avenue P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206
tel: (502) 895-2405   Web Site
EIN: 61-0444640

Board Leadership
Jane Hardy
Chairman

CEO
Craig Meador
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.42 three stars
  Financial 81.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

81.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
62.4%
  Administrative Expenses 33.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.08
  Program Expenses Growth 13.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.0%
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) 86.42 three stars
Starkey Hearing Foundation (MN) 95.47 four stars
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.97 four stars
INSIGHT (RI) 90.91 four stars
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 87.33 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,665,672
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $75
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,050,410
Total Contributions $10,716,157
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,716,157
   Other Revenue $11,695,432
TOTAL REVENUE $22,411,589
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,028,938
   Administrative Expenses $6,361,782
   Fundraising Expenses $646,430
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,037,150
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,374,439
   
Net Assets $125,342,468

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 $11,706,140 97.3%
Production and Distribution of Educational Magazines $117,856 1.0%
Production and Distribution of Reader's Digest Magazine $36,475 0.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 11/01/2017 86.42 three stars
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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,794 0.50% Craig Meador President
Other Salaries of Note
$301,879 1.58% Tuck Tinsley III Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Printing House For The Blind (KY) 86.42 three stars
Cleveland Sight Center (OH) 94.50 four stars
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 87.33 three stars
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (MI) 87.27 three stars
Lighthouse of Broward County (FL) 95.93 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: (502) 895-2405
fax: (502) 899-2284
EIN: 61-0444640

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Board Leadership

Jane Hardy
Chairman

CEO

Craig Meador
President

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