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Perkins School for the Blind

All we see is Possibility

three stars

86.89

175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472
tel: (617) 924-3434   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103616

Board Leadership
Corinne Basler
Chair of the Board

CEO
Dave Power
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.89 three stars
  Financial 82.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since our founding in 1829, Perkins has been a national and international leader and resource providing state-of-the-art education and services to infants, toddlers, children, youth and young adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Our ultimate goal is to maximize the potential of each child to lead a proud, productive and meaningful life in the mainstream of society in the United States and around the world. Perkin's exemplary services and strategies impact over 1.1 million individuals each year in the United States and 67 countries across the globe. Perkins has pioneered many of the social and technological innovations that facilitate the inclusion of people who are blind, visually impaired and deafblind into society, including the new SMART Brailler®.

Since our founding in 1829, Perkins has been a national and international leader and resource providing state-of-the-art education and services to infants, toddlers, children, youth and young adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Our ultimate goal is to maximize the potential of each child to lead a proud, productive and meaningful life in the mainstream of society in the United States and around the world. Perkin's exemplary services and strategies impact over 1.1 million individuals each year in the United States and 67 countries across the globe. Perkins has pioneered many of the social and technological innovations that facilitate the inclusion of people who are blind, visually impaired and deafblind into society, including the new SMART Brailler®.

Financial

three stars

82.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.85
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Perkins School for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Perkins School for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Perkins School for the Blind (MA) 86.89 three stars
Little Light House (OK) 96.33 four stars
St. Rita School for the Deaf (OH) 86.19 three stars
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IL) 88.88 three stars
Tucker-Maxon Oral School (OR) 89.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,741,888
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,048,916
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,976,730
Total Contributions $15,767,534
   Program Service Revenue $37,615,776
Total Primary Revenue $53,383,310
   Other Revenue $32,440,090
TOTAL REVENUE $85,823,400
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $56,790,241
   Administrative Expenses $13,091,947
   Fundraising Expenses $3,231,282
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $73,113,470
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,709,930
   
Net Assets $351,283,818

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
Perkins School for the Blind $41,491,158 73.1%
Icanconnect $4,096,060 7.2%
Perkins Solutions $3,181,172 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 86.89 three stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 84.97 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 86.76 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 83.86 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.89 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.63 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 82.38 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 85.91 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.73 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 89.83 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.88 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 88.08 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 90.58 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 92.66 four stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 83.59 three stars
2005-06 02/01/2007 87.23 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 04-2103616
Name in IRS Master File PERKINS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
NTEE Code B28
NTEE Classification Specialized Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(61) Library
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 May, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$369,031 0.50% William David Power President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Perkins School for the Blind (MA) 86.89 three stars
Little Light House (OK) 96.33 four stars
Lee Pesky Learning Center (ID) 92.46 four stars
Learning Ally (NJ) 87.80 three stars
Sisu of Georgia (GA) 90.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
tel: (617) 924-3434
EIN: 04-2103616

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Board Leadership

Corinne Basler
Chair of the Board

CEO

Dave Power
President and CEO

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