CharityWatch REPORT
Issued March 2016

Contact & General Information

Prevent Blindness
211 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
www.preventblindness.org
Tax Status: 501(c)3
 

Other Names

National Society to Prevent Blindness
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RATING:   A-

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Stated Mission

To prevent blindness & preserve sight across all ages & multiple eye conditions; focuses on educating the public; promoting advances in public health systems of care; and advocating for public policy that emphasizes early detection & access to appropriate eye care.
Fiscal Year Ended 03/31/15

Program Percentage :  78 %

Calculated Total Expenses (rounded) :  $11,000,000 

A charity's Program % is the percentage of its cash budget it spends on Programs relative to Overhead (Fundraising and Management & General Expenses)

Cost to Raise $100 :  $ 13

Calculated Total Contributions (rounded) :  $7,000,000 

Cost to Raise $100 signifies how many dollars a charity spends on Fundraising to raise each $100 of Contributions.

Government Funding

CharityWatch calculates the percentage of a charity's cash revenue received from government sources for informational purposes for those donors who would like to factor a charity's range of government funding into their giving decisions. Donors should keep in mind that funding from the government does not automatically signal that a charity is well-governed and/or more efficient than other charities.

For the reporting year rated by CharityWatch, this charity received cash grants/contributions from government sources within a range of:

0% to 24%

Financial Documents

Prevent Blindness's rating is based on CharityWatch's in-depth analysis of the following documents for the fiscal year represented:

Entity Document Type Tax Id #
National Society to Prevent Blindness & Affiliates Audited Combined Financial Statements Multiple
National Society to Prevent Blindness IRS Form 990 36-3667121
Prevent Blindness Texas IRS Form 990 74-6075105
Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate IRS Form 990 31-6063433
Prevent Blindness, North Carolina Affiliate IRS Form 990 56-6088141
Prevent Blindness Wisconsin IRS Form 990 39-6096227
Prevent Blindness Iowa IRS Form 990 42-6083207
Prevent Blindness Georgia IRS Form 990 58-6050305
Prevent Blindness Oklahoma IRS Form 990 73-6108998
Prevent Blindness Northern California IRS Form 990 94-6139663
Prevent Blindness Florida IRS Form 990 59-6181662

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