Human Services : Social Services

Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Serving Philadelphia's and the nation's blind and visually impaired population since 1874

77.58

919 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (267) 551-0561   Web Site
EIN: 23-1370508

Board Leadership
Sarah Glick Johnson
Chairperson

CEO
Karla S. McCaney
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.58
  Financial 72.07
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) started as the Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men in 1874 and now more than 125 years later, it is the largest nonprofit organization serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired in the Delaware Valley, which includes Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware. ASB promotes self-esteem, independence and self-determination in people who are blind or visually impaired. ASB accomplishes this by providing support through education, training and resources, as well as through community action and public education, serving as a voice and advocate for the rights of all people who are blind or visually impaired.

The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) started as the Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men in 1874 and now more than 125 years later, it is the largest nonprofit organization serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired in the Delaware Valley, which includes Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware. ASB promotes self-esteem, independence and self-determination in people who are blind or visually impaired. ASB accomplishes this by providing support through education, training and resources, as well as through community action and public education, serving as a voice and advocate for the rights of all people who are blind or visually impaired.

Financial

72.07

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
66.0%
  Administrative Expenses 26.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.31
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.87
  Program Expenses Growth -4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $379,000
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,172
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $349,110
Total Contributions $763,282
   Program Service Revenue $1,257,586
Total Primary Revenue $2,020,868
   Other Revenue $1,485,497
TOTAL REVENUE $3,506,365
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,208,415
   Administrative Expenses $899,578
   Fundraising Expenses $213,433
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,321,426
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $184,939
   
Net Assets $31,347,703

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,000 5.41% Karla S. McCaney President, CEO

Mission

The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) started as the Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men in 1874 and now more than 125 years later, it is the largest nonprofit organization serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired in the Delaware Valley, which includes Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware. ASB promotes self-esteem, independence and self-determination in people who are blind or visually impaired. ASB accomplishes this by providing support through education, training and resources, as well as through community action and public education, serving as a voice and advocate for the rights of all people who are blind or visually impaired.

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Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (PA) 77.58
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Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 91.70
Braille Institute of America (CA) 87.03
Center for Hearing and Communication (NY) 85.00

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Charity Contact Info

Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (267) 551-0561
fax: (215) 922-0692
EIN: 23-1370508

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Board Leadership

Sarah Glick Johnson
Chairperson

CEO

Karla S. McCaney
President & CEO