Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$207,831 3.70% Erika Petach President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh (PA) 76.85 two stars
Prevent Blindness (IL) 89.68 three stars
San Diego Center for the Blind (CA) 91.04 four stars
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DC) 88.55 three stars
Hearing Loss Association of America (MD) 89.22 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