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San Diego Center for the Blind

Vision Rehabilitation Services that Rebuild Independence

four stars

94.05

5922 El Cajon Boulevard San Diego, CA 92115
tel: (619) 583-1542   Web Site
EIN: 95-3076944

Board Leadership
Len Blottin
President

CEO
Kimbrally Z. Gibbens
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.05 four stars
  Financial 92.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

San Diego Center for the Blind rehabilitates blind and vision impaired adults so they can reach their highest level of independence. The Center offer programs in orientation and mobility; individual, group and family counseling; activities of daily living; kitchen skills; typing; Braille; resource information for the blind; outreach; sensory awareness; diabetic education; information and referral; public information and education; speakers bureau; and transportation. In addition the SDCB Low Vision Clinic and Technology provides Low Vision Optometric Evaluations and Low Vision Occupational Assessment and Training. The Assistive Technology Center has a wide range of products including magnification systems, blindness products and aids and appliances for the vision impaired. We have been providing vision rehabilitation services to individuals with no vision to those with changing vision for over 35 years.

San Diego Center for the Blind rehabilitates blind and vision impaired adults so they can reach their highest level of independence. The Center offer programs in orientation and mobility; individual, group and family counseling; activities of daily living; kitchen skills; typing; Braille; resource information for the blind; outreach; sensory awareness; diabetic education; information and referral; public information and education; speakers bureau; and transportation. In addition the SDCB Low Vision Clinic and Technology provides Low Vision Optometric Evaluations and Low Vision Occupational Assessment and Training. The Assistive Technology Center has a wide range of products including magnification systems, blindness products and aids and appliances for the vision impaired. We have been providing vision rehabilitation services to individuals with no vision to those with changing vision for over 35 years.

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Financial

four stars

92.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.20
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Center for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Center for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Center for the Blind (CA) 94.05 four stars
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DC) 85.62 three stars
Prevent Blindness (IL) 89.76 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $586,759
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $193,425
Total Contributions $780,184
   Program Service Revenue $290,556
Total Primary Revenue $1,070,740
   Other Revenue $356,653
TOTAL REVENUE $1,427,393
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,433,785
   Administrative Expenses $166,396
   Fundraising Expenses $112,297
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,712,478
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-285,085
   
Net Assets $9,036,482

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
Vision Rehabilitation Services for Adults $696,810 48.6%
Vision Services for Adults Over 55 Years Old $464,411 32.4%
The Assistive Technology Center And Store $223,855 15.6%

Ratings History
San Diego Center for the Blind has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 94.05 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.04 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2017 95.42 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 94.62 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 95.58 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2015 94.75 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 94.00 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.63 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 85.58 three stars
2011-06 12/20/2012 78.10 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 66.39 one star
2009-06 09/20/2011 76.65 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 86.03 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2010 96.09 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 93.96 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 87.90 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 79.22 two stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 91.08 four 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 95-3076944
Name in IRS Master File SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR THE BLIND
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR THE BLIND
Ruling Date January, 1990
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,000 7.59% Kimbrally Gibbens Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Center for the Blind (CA) 94.05 four stars
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DC) 85.62 three stars
Prevent Blindness (IL) 89.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Center for the Blind
5922 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115
tel: (619) 583-1542
fax: (619) 583-2335
EIN: 95-3076944

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Board Leadership

Len Blottin
President

CEO

Kimbrally Z. Gibbens
CEO

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