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Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh

We are the leading nonprofit agency for persons who are blind or vision impaired in southwestern Pennsylvania.

two stars

76.85

1816 Locust Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (412) 368-4400   Web Site
EIN: 25-1803195

Board Leadership
Louis A. Lobes, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Erika Petach
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.85 two stars
  Financial 67.27 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 100 years, Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh has provided top-rated programs and services in Allegheny County and communities throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states to people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Our mission is to change the lives of persons we serve by fostering independence and individual choice. We believe that every person with vision loss and hearing loss can be taught to use their other senses and the vision that remains to live independently and with confidence. We believe that every blind person can learn adaptive techniques and develop new skills so they may live independently.

For more than 100 years, Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh has provided top-rated programs and services in Allegheny County and communities throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states to people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Our mission is to change the lives of persons we serve by fostering independence and individual choice. We believe that every person with vision loss and hearing loss can be taught to use their other senses and the vision that remains to live independently and with confidence. We believe that every blind person can learn adaptive techniques and develop new skills so they may live independently.

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Financial

one star

67.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
63.6%
  Administrative Expenses 30.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.78
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 50.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh (PA) 76.85 two stars
Hearing Loss Association of America (MD) 89.22 three stars
Prevent Blindness (IL) 89.68 three stars
San Diego Center for the Blind (CA) 91.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,549,331
   Federated Campaigns $26,406
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $104,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $691,790
Total Contributions $2,372,327
   Program Service Revenue $889,833
Total Primary Revenue $3,262,160
   Other Revenue $1,985,668
TOTAL REVENUE $5,247,828
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,377,852
   Administrative Expenses $1,933,743
   Fundraising Expenses $291,797
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,603,392
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-355,564
   
Net Assets $19,025,338

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
Rehabilitation and Industries Programs $2,036,792 60.3%
Vocational Services $1,032,386 30.6%
Community and Support Program $308,674 9.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 76.85 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 78.44 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 80.08 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 80.03 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 79.67 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 78.87 two stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 80.27 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 78.98 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 78.31 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.56 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 79.73 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 78.96 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 80.61 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 88.83 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 80.12 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 79.28 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 25-1803195
Name in IRS Master File BLIND AND VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES OF PITTSBURGH
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 (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 1997
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
$207,831 3.70% Erika Petach President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh (PA) 76.85 two stars
San Diego Center for the Blind (CA) 91.04 four stars
Hearing Loss Association of America (MD) 89.22 three stars
Prevent Blindness (IL) 89.68 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
1816 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (412) 368-4400
fax: (412) 368-4090
TTY: (412) 368-4095
EIN: 25-1803195

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Board Leadership

Louis A. Lobes, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Erika Petach
President

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