Human Services : Social Services

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Independence for people who are blind or visually impaired

four stars

93.57

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

Board Leadership
Sharon Sacks
President

CEO
Bryan Bashin
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.57 four stars
  Financial 90.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of clients served
1,189
Hours of programing delivered
39,890
Number of campers enrolled
249
Hours of volunteer service
22,770
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.52
  Program Expenses Growth 20.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,585,439
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $14,590
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,015,925
Total Contributions $9,615,954
   Program Service Revenue $890,268
Total Primary Revenue $10,506,222
   Other Revenue $7,175,953
TOTAL REVENUE $17,682,175
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,756,257
   Administrative Expenses $1,997,033
   Fundraising Expenses $963,067
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,716,357
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,965,818
   
Net Assets $159,174,371

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$184,411 1.34% Bryan Bashin CEO

Mission

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.

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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

Sharon Sacks
President

CEO

Bryan Bashin
Executive Director, CEO