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American Printing House for the Blind

CharityWatch report issued
March 2024

CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Other Names


Tax Status




Stated Mission

Manufacture/distribution of products/services for people who are blind or visually impaired, including braille, large type books and educational aids.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2022

Program Percentage: 81%

The percentage of American Printing House for the Blind's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $41

How many dollars American Printing House for the Blind spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

50% to 100%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
American Printing House for the Blind Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
American Printing House for the Blind IRS Form 990 61-0444640
Entity: American Printing House for the Blind
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple
Entity: American Printing House for the Blind
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 61-0444640

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
American Printing House for the Blind
meets governance benchmarks.
American Printing House for the Blind
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Craig Meador President / CEO $358,844
2 William G. Beavin Past VP Finance / CFO $236,259
3 Anne Durham VP Marketing $215,306
Name: Craig Meador
Title: President / CEO
Compensation: $358,844
Name: William G. Beavin
Title: Past VP Finance / CFO
Compensation: $236,259
Name: Anne Durham
Title: VP Marketing
Compensation: $215,306

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) audit of September 30, 2022 (Note 1, Nature of Organization):

"The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) is a non-for-profit manufacturer and distributor of products and services for people who are blind or visually impaired. 

In October 2018, APH obtained control of a newly formed entity called Access Explorer, Inc. The entity was formed for the purpose of developing mapping technology for various venues. In March 2020, Access Explorer, Inc. changed its name to GoodMaps Inc. (GM).

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, GoodMaps Inc. (collectively, the Organization). Significant intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated."