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LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Independence for people who are blind or visually impaired

four stars

93.34

1155 Market Street Tenth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 431-1481   Web Site
EIN: 94-1415317

Board Leadership
Chris Downey
President

CEO
Bryan Bashin
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.34 four stars
  Financial 91.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
72.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 23.17
  Program Expenses Growth 21.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.34 four stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 91.59 four stars
Junior Blind of America (CA) 97.23 four stars
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (MI) 87.27 three stars
Center for Hearing and Communication (NY) 85.98 three stars

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LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the largest agency providing direct service, advocacy and information to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. LightHouse for the Blind's mission is to promote the equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired through rehabilitation training, employment placement, Enchanted Hills Camp and other relevant services. Since 1902, our classes, community engagements, and advocacy have enabled blind people to live independent and richly rewarding lives across the United States. We own and operate Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind, located in Napa, California, which reaches the blind world wide.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $112,766,119
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,671,829
Total Contributions $114,437,948
   Program Service Revenue $851,358
Total Primary Revenue $115,289,306
   Other Revenue $13,177,408
TOTAL REVENUE $128,466,714
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,079,907
   Administrative Expenses $1,728,308
   Fundraising Expenses $745,280
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,553,495
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $119,913,219
   
Net Assets $151,231,390

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
Community and Information Services $2,789,397 45.9%
Vision Rehabilitation Services $2,221,232 36.5%
LightHouse Enterprises $1,069,278 17.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 12/01/2016 93.34 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 90.70 four stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 88.17 three stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 86.68 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 86.66 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 80.15 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 79.39 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 94-1415317
Name in IRS Master File LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
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 (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(319) Other social activities
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]
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
$177,083 2.07% Bryan Bashin Executive Director

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the largest agency providing direct service, advocacy and information to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. LightHouse for the Blind's mission is to promote the equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired through rehabilitation training, employment placement, Enchanted Hills Camp and other relevant services. Since 1902, our classes, community engagements, and advocacy have enabled blind people to live independent and richly rewarding lives across the United States. We own and operate Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind, located in Napa, California, which reaches the blind world wide.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.34 four stars
Helen Keller Services (NY) 88.80 three stars
Anchor Center for Blind Children (CO) 94.34 four stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 91.59 four stars
Blind Children's Center (CA) 96.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1155 Market Street
Tenth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 431-1481
fax: (415) 863-7568
TTY: (415) 431-4572
EIN: 94-1415317

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Board Leadership

Chris Downey
President

CEO

Bryan Bashin
Executive Director, CEO

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