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Blind Industries & Services of Maryland (BISM)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

BISM is a organ disease organization based in Baltimore, MD that was founded in 1908. As of 2017 they had $11 million in revenue and $52 million in assets.

BISM offers comprehensive rehabilitation and training programs along with diverse employment opportunities for blind and low vision people.

EIN:
52-0591664
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Founded:
1908
Type:
501(c)(3)
NTEE:
Revenue:
$11,496,533
Assets:
$52,558,579
Employees:
584
Fiscal year end:
June
Revenue trends:
Asset trends:

Program areas at BISM

INDUSTRIES DIVISION, OFFICE STORES, CUTTING & SEWING DIVISIONS, and vending PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO APPROXIMATELY 260 ADULT BLIND AND SEVERELY MULTIPLE DISABLED BLIND.

PROGRAM FOR REHABILITATION, SOCIAL SERVICES AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR THE ADULT BLIND AND SEVERELY MULTIPLE DISABLED. PROVIDED TRAINING TO APPROXIMATELY 1913 BLIND INDIVIDUALS THROUGH VARIOUS PROGRAMS AND PROVIDED AIDS & APPLIANCES TO APPROXIMATELY 336 BLIND INDIVIDUALS.BISM continues to move towards our goal of providing services to people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired by offering the following programs: Youth ServicesBISM offers two residential programs for blind youths. The "Work for Independence" program for high school students and "Independence 101" for middle school aged children. These program participants attend daily classes regarding blindness, assistive technology, Braille, cane travel, and independent living. All of this occurs while living in an apartment with blind adult role-models. The final component of this program is a work experience for the older students.BISM also has a Mentoring Program which places blind high school and college age students with successful blind adult mentors. CORE ...

Form 990s for BISM

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2017-06Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 12, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 3, 2016990View PDF
2014-06May 27, 2015990View PDF
2013-06Jun 30, 2014990View PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for BISM

Field2017
Total grants, contributions, etc.$895,495
Program services$667,250
Investment income and dividends$234,616
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$110,340
Net income from fundraising events$-66,495
Net income from gaming activities$3,385
Net income from sales of inventory$9,651,942
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$11,496,533

Vendors for BISM

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
RSM Us LLPTax accounting2018-10-01
████ ████ █████████ ███████ ██ ███████Insurance2017-06-30
██████████ █████████ █████ ███Insurance agent or broker$21,4342017-06-30
█████████ █████ ███████Water Production$199,3482017-06-01
██████ ██████████Equipment Maintenance$269,0972017-06-01
███ █████Credit Card Processing Fees$409,3192017-06-01
███ ████████ ███████ ████ ███Freight$293,7062017-06-01
██████ ██████ █████████████ ███Fabric Treatment$204,9362017-06-01

Personnel at BISM

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Holly Beth StanleyChief Accounting Officer$135,154Oct. 1, 2018
Ken BarnettVice President , Sales and Marketing-Aug. 30, 2018
█████████ ██ ██████President$516,287July 17, 2019
██████ ████ █████Director of Government Affairs and Counsel$114,152Feb. 20, 2018
███ ██████Director of Human Resources-Oct. 3, 2018
██████ ██ ██████Director of Rehabilitation-April 25, 2018
██████ ██ ████Senior Director and Counsel-Sept. 7, 2018
█████ ████████Art Director-April 16, 2018
█████████ █████Director$103,393Sept. 12, 2018
███ ███████Senior Director-April 12, 2018
...and 15 more key personnel

Peer organ disease nonprofits

 NameTypeRevenueLocation
1Visionsservices for the Blind and Visually Impaired501(c)(3)$15 millionNew York, NY
2Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind501(c)(3)$3.1 millionTampa, FL
3National Industries for the Blind501(c)(3)$35 millionAlexandria, VA
4Keystone Vocational Services501(c)(3)$5.8 millionHermitage, PA
5Lions Services501(c)(3)$25 millionCharlotte, NC
6East Texas Lighthouse for The Blind501(c)(3)$8.2 millionTyler, TX
7Lighthouse Central Florida501(c)(3)$3.6 millionOrlando, FL
8The Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans501(c)(3)$11 millionNew Orleans, LA
9Envision Incorporated501(c)(3)$19 millionWichita, KS
10Cleveland Sight Center (CSC)501(c)(3)$11 millionCleveland, OH
11Industries for the Blind (IB)501(c)(3)$10 millionWest Allis, WI
12Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired501(c)(3)$10 millionCincinnati, OH
13Ifb Solutions (IFB)501(c)(3)$42 millionWinstonsalem, NC
14San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired501(c)(3)$19 millionSan Antonio, TX
15Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh (BVRS)501(c)(3)$5.2 millionPittsburgh, PA
16Alphapointe501(c)(3)$57 millionKansas City, MO
17Associated Industries for the Blind501(c)(3)$4.4 millionMilwaukee, WI
18Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind501(c)(3)$4.0 millionDallas, TX
19Inroads To Opportunities501(c)(3)$4.9 millionRoselle, NJ
20Maryland School for the Blind (MSB)501(c)(3)$44 millionBaltimore, MD
21National Federation of the Blind / Blind Federation of America (NFB)501(c)(3)$19 millionBaltimore, MD
22Head Injury Rehabilitation and Referral Services501(c)(3)$4.7 millionRockville, MD
23Friedman Place501(c)(3)$3.4 millionChicago, IL
24International Guiding Eyes501(c)(3)$9.0 millionSylmar, CA
25The Seeing Eye (TSE)501(c)(3)$35 millionMorristown, NJ