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Perkins School for the Blind

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

Perkins School for the Blind is a organ disease organization based in Watertown, MA that was founded in 1829. As of 2018 they had $70 million in revenue and $391 million in assets.

The Perkins School for the Blind's mission is to prepare children and young adults who are blind with the education, confidence and skills they need to realize their potential.

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Program areas at Perkins School for the Blind

At Perkins School for the Blind, we provide unparalleled education services to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities. We teach children on our campus in Watertown, Massachusetts, and support students and teachers in public schools across the U.S., focusing on academic, social and self-advocacy skill building. We also emphasize transition services to prepare young adults with vision loss for life after school. During FY18, we educated 175 students on campus and supported approximately 1,200 students in community programs, including our infant-toddler program, educational partnerships with public schools and outreach programs.

The national deaf-blind equipment distribution program, known as icanconnect, provides free communications equipment and training to people who are deafblind and low income. Administered by the fcc and managed by perkins in 22 states across the country, icanconnect helps people who are deafblind use new technologies to lead less isolated, more independent lives and connects them with their friends, family and community. During fy18, perkins equipped and trained 829 consumers, helping them develop the skills needed to use the life-changing equipment provided.

Perkins solutions deploys technology to overcome longstanding and emerging accessibility barriers. Since the 1950s, weve manufactured and distributed the worlds most popular, most dependable braille typewriter. Today our expertise in inclusive design solutions is available via perkins access, a consulting service that helps businesses ensure their digital products and services are usable by everyone. During fy18, perkins solutions distributed 6,239 braillers worldwide, and assisted over 20 organizations with technology assessments and modifications.

Form 990s for Perkins School for the Blind

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Aug 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jun 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Sep 7, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 4, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jun 29, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Perkins School for the Blind

Total grants, contributions, etc.$17,701,898
Program services$35,971,835
Investment income and dividends$5,620,795
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$37,325
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$8,834,377
Net income from fundraising events$-394,824
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$2,702,828
Miscellaneous revenues$198,175
Total revenues$70,672,409

Vendors for Perkins School for the Blind

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Campaign MonitorMarketing software2020-06-19
██████Content management system software2020-06-19
██████Fundraising software2020-06-19
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-19
████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-11-14
██████ ███Software2018-10-11
██████████CRM software2018-10-11
█ ███████ ███ ████Contractor$215,7252018-06-01
...and five more vendors

Personnel at Perkins School for the Blind

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Lynn WoodController$135,286Nov. 19, 2019
Philip L. LaddVice Chair of the Board$0July 17, 2019
█████ ██ ██████Treasurer of the Board$0July 17, 2019
███████ ██████Chair of the Board$0July 17, 2019
█████████ ███████ ████████Corporate Chair and Board Vice Chair$0July 17, 2019
███████ ██ ██████Vice Chairperson$0July 17, 2019

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6Envision Incorporated501(c)(3)$19 millionWichita, KS
7Braille Institute of America501(c)(3)$22 millionLos Angeles, CA
8Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired501(c)(3)$17 millionSan Francisco, CA
9The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired501(c)(3)$41 millionChicago, IL
10American Printing House for the Blind501(c)(3)$22 millionLouisville, KY
11Guiding Eyes for the Blind501(c)(3)$32 millionYorktown Heights, NY
12Ifb Solutions (IFB)501(c)(3)$42 millionWinstonsalem, NC
13San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired501(c)(3)$19 millionSan Antonio, TX
14Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)501(c)(3)$33 millionAustin, TX
15John Tracy Clinic (JTC)501(c)(3)$26 millionLos Angeles, CA
16Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children501(c)(3)$39 millionPittsburgh, PA
17Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf (WPSD)501(c)(3)$31 millionPittsburgh, PA
18Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB)501(c)(3)$33 millionPhiladelphia, PA
19Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC)501(c)(3)$72 millionCanton, MA
20Boston Higashi School501(c)(3)$26 millionRandolph, MA
21New England Center for Children (NECC)501(c)(3)$109 millionSouthborough, MA
22Landmark School501(c)(3)$39 millionPrides Crossing, MA
23May Institute501(c)(3)$121 millionRandolph, MA
24Perkins School501(c)(3)$24 millionLancaster, MA
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