CharityWatch REPORT
Issued November 2018

Contact & General Information

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

Other Names

National Society to Prevent Blindness
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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 03/31/17

Program Percentage :  80 %

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 :  $ 17

Calculated Total Contributions (rounded) :  $5,600,000 

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

Government Funding

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

25% to 49%

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

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