CHRISTIAN BLIND MISSION INTERNATIONAL INC

aka CBM US   |   Wheaton, IL   |  www.cbmus.org

Mission

CBM (Christian Blind Mission) works in 80 of the world's poorest countries to prevent disabilities and offer life changing services to children and adults with disabilities.  CBM is an advocate for some of society's most vulnerable people and focuses on four types of disability: blindness/visual, hearing, physical, and mental impairment.  CBM provides relief, services, and advocacy for millions of people each year living with disability in absolute poverty.  Projects include eye hospitals and medical facilities, rehabilitation and therapeutic services, education programs through integrated schools and vocational training programs.

Ruling year info

1978

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Peter Schiessl

Main address

PO Box 340

Wheaton, IL 60187-0340 USA

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EIN

36-2959883

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Centre for Sight

Centre for Sight is a partnership with the Sri Lanka Eye Foundation to provide cataract surgery, glasses, ophthalmology exams, and blindness prevention activities throughout Sri Lanka.

Population(s) Served

This vocational training program helps blind and deaf adults in Kenya learn skills such as agriculture, animal husbandry, farming, carpentry and weaving. The goal is to help them learn skills which will allow them to become self-supporting.

Population(s) Served

CBM supports a local eye hospital in Haiti which provides cataract surgeries, vision screenings and community education for blindness prevention. The hospital also conducts mobile medical outreach to other regions of the impoverished country.

Population(s) Served

Program provides cataract surgeries and eye care for indigent adults and children living in Ecuador. The organization helps fund staff salaries and operating costs for a local clinic.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2007

Charity Navigator 2008

Awards

Philanthropy Top 400 2008

Chronicle on Philanthropy

Financials

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Operations

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CHRISTIAN BLIND MISSION INTERNATIONAL INC

Board of directors
as of 05/07/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Randal Phillips

Morneau Shepell

Don Gerke

EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Carol Stevens

Alberta Health Services

Wayne Feasby

Williamson Automotive

Ruth Kuelker

Albert Health Services

Stephen Roche

Retired

Peter Schiessl

CBM

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes