EIN 86-0129981

Foundation for Blind Children

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The Foundation for Blind Children is the largest non-profit agency of it's kind in the United States serving the blind and visually impaired of all ages, from birth to currently 102 years old.
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Program areas at Foundation for Blind Children

Foundation for Blind Children's campus-based program serves grades pre-k through 4th grade. Students learn skills aligned to the expanded core curriculum, which are the skills that a child with a visual impairment needs to access the same curriculum as their sighted peers. Students are taught in ability-based classrooms and include related services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Adult services provide the rehabilitation and training necessary for young adults to transition effectively into college or work and for adults to learn new skills necessary for employment. Fbc's goal is to get Blind adults to work.
Itinerant vision teachers travel throughout maricopa county teaching students in their homes, public, districts, charter and private schools. Our goals are to teach Children who are visually impaired the compensatory skills that facilitate the same access to information as their sighted peers, help them to progress in their educational curriculum and promote social interaction. Itinerant and early intervention programs offer resources for families such as support, information, and guidance to families who have a person with a visual impairment. They also offer crisis and adjustment counseling, weekly support groups, adaptive recreation (sharp), and regularly scheduled family events. Last year we served 107 families and 59 students in sharp.
Foundation for Blind Children's low vision clinic maximizes the remaining vision of a visually impaired person. A highly trained, highly specialized optometrist is available at our clinic to conduct thorough examinations of our patients, ranging in various age, and recommends magnification devices necessary to access information and live independent lives. Foundation for Blind Children's media center manufactures and distributes braille, large-print and e-text versions of textbooks and classroom worksheets throughout Arizona. Serving over 1,000 registered users, fbc's media center is the largest alternative format provider in the state of Arizona.

Who funds Foundation for Blind Children

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Board of VisitorsSupport Therapy Programs$298,800
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix (JCF)Operational Support$76,000
Delta Gamma FoundationAid for Blind$55,828
...and 34 more grants received totalling $850,964

Personnel at Foundation for Blind Children

Chris MeyersChief Executive Officer$0
Marc AshtonExecutive Director and Chief Executive Officer$241,312
Jackie HalleenBoard Member$0
Jared KittelsonAssociate Chief Executive Officer$143,675
David HansenBoard Member$0
...and 28 more key personnel

Financials for Foundation for Blind Children

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,138,481
Program services$7,845,373
Investment income and dividends$340,788
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-311
Net income from fundraising events$-165,111
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$335
Miscellaneous revenues$1,045
Total revenues$11,160,600

Form 990s for Foundation for Blind Children

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062023-10-31990View PDF
2022-062022-11-01990View PDF
2021-062021-11-01990View PDF
2020-062022-01-04990View PDF
2019-062020-02-13990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 14, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $76,000 from Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix (JCF)
October 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $9,542 from The Blackbaud Giving Fund
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 22 new grant, including a grant for $2,000,000 from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
July 28, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
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General information
1234 E Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Metro area
Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
Website URL
(602) 331-1470
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G40: Diseases of Specific Organs
NAICS code, primary
624120: Services for the Elderly and People with Disabilities
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