LowVision.com is dedicated to helping organizations that rely on the generosity of individuals like you to support their programs and services. Your donations help them provide people across the spectrum of vision impairment with the skills and strategies they need to remain safe, independent and active at every stage of life.
You can donate to a not-for-profit or a charity.
Faced with ever-rising costs, the loss of government funding, and an increasing demand for their services, charities are responding by asking for larger contributions from more donors–and they’re asking more often than ever before. Donors would do well to plan their giving and demand accountability of the organizations soliciting their support. More than 80% of the money raised by charities in this country comes from individuals.
One of the benefits of supporting a worthwhile cause is the ability to take a federal income tax deduction in some cases. Keep records of your donations (receipts, canceled checks, and bank statements) so you can document your charitable giving at tax time. Although the value of your time as a volunteer is not deductible, out-of-pocket expenses (including transportation costs) directly related to your volunteer service to a charity are deductible. If you have questions on writing off a donation please visit this Tips on Tax Deductions for Charitable Contributions.
Donate Used Products to a Charity
If you have an old hand magnifier or another low vision aid that you no longer use and would like to donate it to a charity please contact LowVision.com at 800.826.4200 and speak to our customer care representatives. They will help coordinate the donation with a charity.
You can mail your products to LowVision.com at the address below:
3030 Enterprise Court
Vista, CA 92081-8358
Donate to a Not-For-Profit
Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is the leading non-profit organization worldwide dedicated to preserving vision and to helping people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss.
The need for vision healthcare services is more critical now than at any time in our history. As the baby boomer generation ages, people are living longer and conditions that cause vision loss, such as diabetes, are affecting even the very young.
There are a number of giving opportunities for you to support our mission of helping people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss:
- The President’s Circle
- Commemorative and Memorial Gifts
- Monthly Giving
- Planned Giving and Bequests
- Matching Gift Program
- Special Events
- Corporate Sponsorship
To make a donation online with your credit card, click here:
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If you would like more information about making a donation, or would prefer to make your credit card donation over the phone, please contact Jeffrey Eaton, Stewardship Manager, at (212) 821-9393 or e-mail JEaton@lighthouse.org.
Contributions to Lighthouse International are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Braille Institute provides an environment of hope and encouragement for people who are blind and visually impaired through integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services.
What does it mean to give to Braille Institute? When people donate money, they do so for many reasons. Many do it because they or a loved one have been personally touched by our services. Some simply find the work we do to be worth supporting, while others are looking for a way to make a difference. Braille Institute was built upon this spirit of philanthropy more than 80 years ago. We do not seek government funding nor do we charge for any of our services. We rely on the generosity of individuals and community-minded foundations; people like you.
If you’d like to read about where our money comes from and how it funds our programs, click here. Or download our Annual Report.
Ways to Donate
There are many ways to donate to Braille Institute:
Donate NowMake a difference now! There are three quick easy ways to donate to Braille Institute.
- Make a Planned Gift – There are a number of income plans and charitable options available through Braille Institute that allow you to receive lifetime income for yourself and loved ones.
- Honor a Loved One – Make a donation to Braille Institute in honor or memory of a friend or loved one.
- Join Our Founder’s Circle - Our annual giving program that supports a different Braille Institute program each year.
- Join the J. Robert Atkinson Heritage Society – A special program that honors those who have provided for Braille Institute in their will or trust.
- Employer Matching Gifts - Learn more about how your employer can help us continue to provide quality services.
- Donor Recognition Programs – Learn more about naming opportunities at Braille Institute.
- Get in Touch with Us – Our staff can answer your questions about planned giving options.
For more information about one of Braille Institute’s donor programs please contact our Office of Development & Planned Giving.
Office of Development & Planned Giving
Braille Institute of America, Inc.
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029
Phone: 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553), Ext. 1256
FAX: (323) 663-1428
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST), Monday through Friday
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation’s blind. In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.
Thank you for your interest and support. By donating to the National Federation of the Blind, you can help make a significant difference in the lives of blind people across the country.
Donate Now Online
Download Form and Donate Now by Mail
Other Ways to Donate:
- Combined Federal Campaign – The National Federation of the Blind participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and is listed as Blind Federation of America. Our CFC number is 11162.
- Donating Stock – A secure way to make a donation
- Planned Giving - Tax saving benefits
- Imagination Fund - The Imagination Fund helps support the NFB state affiliates and local chapters across the country and the initiatives of the Jernigan Institute. Proceeds from the March for Independence go to the Imagination Fund.
The National Federation of the Blind is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your gift is tax deductible.
For more information please call the NFB Outreach Office at (410) 659-9314, ext 2406, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sight Savers America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that assists children with obtaining eye exams, glasses and other needed eye care from local eye care providers and clinics. Children are referred to Sight Savers via failed vision screenings at school, referrals from teachers, school administrators, school nurses, eye-care professionals and parents. Children of families who qualify for our program receive the eye care they need at no cost to the family. Sight Savers has set the standard in follow-up vision care. At Sights Savers we work with the members of our extensive volunteer network of eye care providers to arrange comprehensive eye care including scheduling appointments and transportation, making arrangements for eyeglasses, medications, eye surgeries, vision aids, or any other prescribed treatment.
Sight Savers America
337 Business Circle
Pelham, AL 35124
Fax: (205) 942-5201
The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Since its founding in 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has been dedicated to funding innovative research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases that lead to blindness and affect more than 10 million people in the United States.FFB currently funds over 134 research studies, 71 prominent research institutions and eye hospitals worldwide, including 15 dedicated research centers. In order to achieve our mission, we fund pioneering research in a comprehensive program that includes: cell biology, drug delivery, clinical & pre-clinical study, genetics, gene therapy, retinal cell transplantation, retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies.
In addition, FFB has established the National Neurovision Research Institute (NNRI) as a non-profit support subsidiary. NNRI’s mission is to expedite the translation of fundamental research into clinical trials for inherited retinal degenerative diseases, and, ultimately to accelerate the availability of patient therapies. NNRI also fosters collaborations among the scientific, clinical, governmental, pharmaceutical, and financial communities. Finally, FFB’s mission includes public health education. We provide information on retinal degenerative diseases to all who request it, in order to increase knowledge and awareness of these diseases.The Foundation Fighting Blindness is led by a governing board of up to 25 directors, who are elected by a board of national trustees numbering nearly 100.
FFB depends on its trustees and a nationwide volunteer fundraising network comprised of over 50 chapters to raise more than $33 million annually to fund its research initiatives. The organization’s professional staff provides management and administrative support, both from our national office in Columbia, Maryland, and our eight regional offices located throughout the United States.
FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS
7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100 Columbia, MD 21046
Your gift will help fight retinal degenerative diseases through critical research.
Our online donation forms are fast, easy and secure. You can make a general donation, or a tribute/memorial to honor some one.
Donate by phone: 1-800-683-5555
Donate by mail: Send a check to: Foundation Fighting Blindness P.O. Box 17279 Baltimore, MD 21203-7279