Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation Inc

  • Louisville, KY
  • www.ksbcf.org

Mission Statement

The Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the education, independence, and quality of life for blind and visually impaired students in Kentucky.

Main Programs

  1. Grants, Braille Writer Loan Program, Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kentucky

The Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation provides grants, scholarships, braille writers, assistive technology and other services to blind and visually impaired students throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

ruling year

1985

Executive Director

Self-reported

Mr. Rick Ricks

Keywords

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blind, visually impaired, grants, scholarships, assistive technology

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EIN

61-1080293

Physical Address

214 Haldeman Avenue

Louisville, KY 40206

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We're Making a Difference - Education for Independence

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Grants, Braille Writer Loan Program, Scholarships

The Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation provides grant funding to groups and/or organizations who serve individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  The Kentucky School for the Blind receives grant funding that supports student awards, curriculum and programming, career and technical education, technology, and outreach services that affect students across the state.  The foundation also makes grant funding available to agencies and activities that advance issues related to the blind and visually impaired.

In addition to grants, the charitable foundation provides braille writers (and maintenance services) at no cost to students and adults across Kentucky.  The high expense of each machine makes the loan program significantly valuable in assisting blind and visually impaired students with school work as well as blind and visually impaired adults in the workforce.

The Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation also offers scholarships for blind and visually impaired students who want to pursue post-secondary education. 

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Blind and Vision Impaired

None

None

Budget

$250,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kentucky

The Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation provides grants, scholarships, braille writers, assistive technology and other services to blind and visually impaired students throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Financials

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KY SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Rick Ricks

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Gary Mudd

American Printing House for the Blind

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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