Human Services : Social Services

American Printing House For The Blind

Building independence since 1858

three stars

84.93

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 84.93 three stars
  Financial 78.70 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

two stars

78.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
64.1%
  Administrative Expenses 32.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.26
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,947,136
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,697,165
Total Contributions $10,644,301
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,644,301
   Other Revenue $12,320,778
TOTAL REVENUE $22,965,079
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,795,264
   Administrative Expenses $6,463,009
   Fundraising Expenses $609,398
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,867,671
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,097,408
   
Net Assets $143,028,363

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$247,948 1.18% Craig Meador President

Mission

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) 84.93 three stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.24 three stars
Anchor Center for Blind Children (CO) 88.49 three stars
Lighthouse of Broward County (FL) 96.08 four stars
VisionCorps (PA) 96.46 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