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Braille Institute of America

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

Braille Institute of America is a organ disease organization based in Los Angeles, CA that was founded in 1961. As of 2019 they had $22 million in revenue and $188 million in assets.

Braille Institute's mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss. They provide an environment of hope and encouragement for people who are blind and visually impaired.

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Program areas at Braille Institute of America

See Attached Federal Supplemental Information Page 1, Part III - Line 4a

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See Attached Federal Supplemental Information Page 1, Part III - Line 4b

Form 990s for Braille Institute of America

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Dec 30, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Feb 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Feb 21, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Mar 14, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Braille Institute of America

Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,102,435
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$3,564,018
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$2,542,302
Net rental income$23,071
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,841,909
Net income from fundraising events$51,537
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$6,017
Total revenues$22,131,289

Vendors for Braille Institute of America

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Driver SPGConstruction Service$4,138,4772019-12-30
███████ ███████████Cleaning Services$220,2562019-12-30
███ █████Direct Mail Services; D Mail Consult$1,201,4312019-12-30
███████ ██████ ████Design Services$245,7822019-12-30
████████ ███████████Consulting Services$220,5632019-12-30
███████ █████████ ██ ███████ ███Tax accounting2019-12-30
█████████ ████████Software2019-10-23
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2019-10-20
...and seven more vendors

Personnel at Braille Institute of America

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Rezaur RahmanChief Financial Officer$190,653July 9, 2019
Sandy ShinVice President, Marketing and Communications$116,133July 9, 2019
█████ ████████Vice President, Technology-July 9, 2019
████ ███████Vice President, Development-July 9, 2019
██████ ████████Vice President, Program Delivery-July 9, 2019
██████ ██ ████████Vice President, Organizational Resources and Design$128,344July 9, 2019
███████ ████ ██████Corporate Secretary and General Counsel$186,012Dec. 17, 2018
████ ██████Past Vice President of Finance-Jan. 2, 2018
█████ ██ ████████Administration$311,359July 9, 2019
██████ █ ██████Board of Director$0Dec. 17, 2018
...and five more key personnel

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9Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired501(c)(3)$7.1 millionTucson, AZ
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11Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired501(c)(3)$17 millionSan Francisco, CA
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21Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired501(c)(3)$16 millionMiami, FL
22Blind Industries & Services of Maryland (BISM)501(c)(3)$11 millionBaltimore, MD
23Deaf Bible Society501(c)(3)$6.2 millionArlington, TX
24American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific501(c)(3)$6.7 millionSeattle, WA
25Travis Association for the Blind501(c)(3)$34 millionAustin, TX