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VisionCorps

To help lessen the effects of vision loss

four stars

95.43

244 North Queen Street Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (717) 291-5951   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352349

Board Leadership
Marybeth Tearpock
Chair

CEO
Dennis Steiner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.43 four stars
  Financial 93.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.00
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VisionCorps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VisionCorps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VisionCorps (PA) 95.43 four stars
Keren Or (NY) 92.33 four stars
Helen Keller Services (NY) 88.80 three stars
Blind Children's Center (CA) 96.69 four stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.09 three stars

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For more than 85 years, VisionCorps has been helping restore autonomy and independence to the lives of Pennsylvania residents who are blind or vision impaired. From education and prevention, to rehabilitation and employment, VisionCorps takes a comprehensive approach to services. VisionCorps currently has a presence in Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Chester, Somerset, Cumberland and Philadelphia counties. It is the Mission of VisionCorps to provide social, vocational, rehabilitative and education services for people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to educate the community about blindness and its prevention; to advocate for the interests of people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to advance our belief that people who are blind are entitled to and are capable of achieving full autonomy and independence, and; to do so through responsible stewardship of the human and financial resources available.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $191,198
   Federated Campaigns $10,236
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $252,737
   Government Grants $271,485
Total Contributions $725,656
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $725,656
   Other Revenue $7,630,567
TOTAL REVENUE $8,356,223
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,844,770
   Administrative Expenses $592,454
   Fundraising Expenses $8,841
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,446,065
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $910,158
   
Net Assets $15,965,038

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
Enterprise Group $5,481,786 80.1%
Rehabilitation Services $1,025,735 15.0%
Youth Services $337,249 4.9%

Ratings History
VisionCorps has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 09/01/2016 95.43 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 88.01 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 93.11 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 92.56 four stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 92.19 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 92.59 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 81.37 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 74.60 two stars
2009-09 06/01/2010 92.25 four stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 90.03 four stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 93.51 four stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 75.17 two stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 74.91 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 74.69 two 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 23-1352349
Name in IRS Master File VISIONCORPS
NTEE Code P86
NTEE Classification Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (154) Health clinic
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(179) Other health services
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 May, 1943
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
$141,606 1.90% Dennis Steiner President, CEO

For more than 85 years, VisionCorps has been helping restore autonomy and independence to the lives of Pennsylvania residents who are blind or vision impaired. From education and prevention, to rehabilitation and employment, VisionCorps takes a comprehensive approach to services. VisionCorps currently has a presence in Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Chester, Somerset, Cumberland and Philadelphia counties. It is the Mission of VisionCorps to provide social, vocational, rehabilitative and education services for people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to educate the community about blindness and its prevention; to advocate for the interests of people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to advance our belief that people who are blind are entitled to and are capable of achieving full autonomy and independence, and; to do so through responsible stewardship of the human and financial resources available.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VisionCorps (PA) 95.43 four stars
Happy Hands Education Center (OK) 94.03 four stars
The Chicago Lighthouse (IL) 90.59 four stars
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.97 four stars
Cleveland Sight Center (OH) 94.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

VisionCorps
244 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (717) 291-5951
EIN: 23-1352349

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Board Leadership

Marybeth Tearpock
Chair

CEO

Dennis Steiner
President, CEO

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