EIN 04-2103616

Perkins School for the Blind

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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 fy22, we educated 178 students on campus and supported approximately 1,100 students in community programs, including our infant-toddler program, educational partnerships with public schools and outreach programs.
Perkins solutions deploys technology to overcome long standing and emerging accessibility barriers. Since the 1950s, we've manufactured and distributed the world's 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 fy22, Perkins solutions distributed 5,733 braillers worldwide, and assisted over 30 organizations with technology assessments and modifications.
the national deaf-blind equipment distribution program, known as icanconnect, provides free communications equipment and training to people who are deaf-blind and low income. Administered by the fcc and managed by Perkins in 22 states across the country, icanconnect helps people who are deaf-blind use new technologies to lead less isolated, more independent lives and connects them with their friends, family and community. During fy22, Perkins equipped and trained 963 consumers, helping them develop the skills needed to use the life-changing equipment provided.
Regional libraryperkins library has provided accessible reading material to people with visual impairment and other disabilities since 1837. In recent years, we have significantly expanded our offerings to serve more people with more nuanced needs. Today, we distribute approximately 500,000 accessible books, magazines, newspapers, dvds and more, at no cost to the estimated 22,500 patrons we serve annually. We've also led the charge in distributing assistive technologies like refreshable braille displays while providing a website that enables people to download accessible reading material.internationalthere are millions of children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities (mdvi) around the world who don't receive the quality education they deserve. Perkins international works to put these children in School, equip educators with the specialized skills they need to teach them and connect the most vulnerable families with vital governmental and medical resources. During fy22, Perkins international conducted this work in over 21 countries and regions. We are looking to expand our work in certain countries, such as india which has as many as 1 million children with mdvi, and seek to improve screening and assessment, early intervention programs, school-age education and family support services.

Who funds Perkins School for the Blind

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Lavelle Fund for the Blind#22-24: Every Child Can Learn: Scaling Up Systemic Change for Children With Disabilities and Visual Impairment in Latin America$601,925
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$523,931
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$523,931
...and 173 more grants received totalling $5,032,571

Personnel at Perkins School for the Blind

Vaithehi MuttulingamSecretary of the Board$0
Katherine Chapman StembergBoard Member$0

Financials for Perkins School for the Blind

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$26,709,777
Program services$45,609,770
Investment income and dividends$6,895,768
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-22,747
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$15,166,470
Net income from fundraising events$-110,457
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$643,704
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$94,892,285

Form 990s for Perkins School for the Blind

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2021-062022-05-13990View PDF
2020-062021-05-28990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
2018-062019-08-15990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $34,276 from Mary L Perkins Trust Uw
April 23, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 11 new personnel
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 39 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from Fidelity Foundation
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 18 new grant, including a grant for $43,300 from Boston Center for Blind Children
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 122 new grant, including a grant for $601,925 from Lavelle Fund for the Blind
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General information
175 N Beacon St
Watertown, MA 02472
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Middlesex County, MA
Website URL
(617) 924-3434
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B28: Special Education Institutions, Programs
NAICS code, primary
624190: Individual and Family Services
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