EIN 91-0295070

The Lighthouse for the Blind

IRS 501(c) type
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The Lighthouse for the Blind is a private, nonprofit agency providing employment, support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.
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Program areas at The Lighthouse for the Blind

See schedule o.the Lighthouse for The Blind, Inc. is a leading manufacturer in Washington state, with a facility in seattle and another in spokane. A third manufacturing facility is located in summerville, south carolina. These facilities produce parts for The aerospace industry, equipment for The military, and products for The office setting. In addition, The organization operates eleven base supply centers on military properties in Washington, California, and Nevada. Contract management services are provided in California and alabama.the Lighthouse has nearly 500 employees across its 17 locations. Over half are visually impaired. Individuals with visual impairments, including those who are deafblind and Blind with other disabilities, work at all levels of The organization, including production, operations management, information and technology, human resources, finance, and president and ceo. The Lighthouse is a world-class manufacturer and service provider, placing emphasis on quality, customer service, delivery, and price. The Lighthouse adheres to high standards, and is as9100 rev d accredited and iso 9001:2015 certified. The Lighthouse dedicates significant resources to employee training, support, and accommodations, and proactively prepares people with visual impairments for career advancement opportunities.
The independent living program provides in home instruction for clients new to vision loss so they can learn new ways of performing tasks of everyday living. The independent living program serves The following counties: king, snohomish, skagit, island and san juan counties, and o&m services for pierce county. Instructors come to The client's home and work with them to learn new ways to perform The tasks of everyday living: appliance use, medication management, telephone and time telling techniques, and reading and writing. Lighthouse orientation and mobility instructors help clients achieve travel goals, such as moving around The home and neighborhood safely and independently, or traveling by bus or paratransit.
The low vision clinic offers functional vision assessments by a residency trained optometrist who will work to maximize vision and function to perform daily living tasks. A low vision therapist works to ensure each individual is comfortable and confident with The prescribed aid and technique.

Who funds The Lighthouse for the Blind

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.To Support the Employee and Community Services Programs.$1,145,289
Employees Community Fund of the Boeing CompanyCommunity Support$40,000
National Industries for the BlindPTC Grant$34,075
...and 7 more grants received

Personnel at The Lighthouse for the Blind

Brad WiensInterim President and Chief Executive Officer$148,152
Cindy WatsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Cynthia WatsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Senior Vice President$200,704
Pat O'HaraChief Operations Officer
Patrick O'HaraSenior Vice President - Operations$207,079
...and 22 more key personnel

Financials for The Lighthouse for the Blind

RevenuesFYE 09/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,350,006
Program services$85,554,495
Investment income and dividends$272,177
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-5,936
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$9,791,108
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$13,037
Total revenues$96,974,887

Form 990s for The Lighthouse for the Blind

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-092021-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-10-14990View PDF
2018-092019-09-14990View PDF
2017-092018-10-16990View PDF
2016-092017-10-27990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $1,145,289 from The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
July 11, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
March 30, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 23, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 14 new personnel
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General information
2501 South Plum St
Seattle, WA 98144
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
King County, WA
Website URL
(206) 322-4200
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
J30: Vocational Rehabilitation
NAICS code, primary
624310: Vocational Rehabilitation Services
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