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    2020
    Education

    American Printing House for the Blind

    Louisville, KY, USA
    Project Title: Creating and Disseminating in E-Book Format the Spanish Edition of Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness: Foundations of Instruction Website: https://www.aph.org/

    About the Grantee

    The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To partner with Perkins International in: (1) translating into Spanish the leading U.S. textbook on teaching adaptive physical education and sports to K-12 students who are visually impaired, (2) then making the Spanish-language version available free-of-charge in an accessible e-book format, and (3) promote the book’s use by TVIs, P/E teachers, and Special Education Departments throughout much of Spanish-speaking Latin America.

    Amount

    $48,082

    Term

    18 months

    Grant Regions

    International, Latin America & Caribbean
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment

    Binghamton, NY, USA
    Project Title: COVID-19 Response: AVRE'S TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE Website: http://www.avreus.org

    About the Grantee

    AVRE is a private, non-profit organization that creates opportunities for success and independence with people who are blind or visually impaired.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To acquire critically-needed technology for the Grantee’s Health and Rehabilitation staff, and to outfit its conference room in order to sustain virtual meetings and trainings.

    Amount

    $25,000

    Term

    4 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Aurora of Central New York, Inc.

    Syracuse, NY, USA
    Project Title: COVID-19 Response Website: http://www.auroraofcny.org

    About the Grantee

    Aurora of CNY has a long history of providing individual rehabilitation, support and employment services, along with professional Interpreter Referral Services through the Marjorie Clere Interpreter Referral Service. Aurora of CNY is the only area non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting independence and opportunity for people of all ages with vision or hearing loss.

    Purpose of the Grant

    For COVID-19 reponse.

    Amount

    $1,000

    Term

    2 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Aurora of Central New York, Inc.

    Syracuse, NY, USA
    Project Title: Liberty-Aurora Eye Center Website: http://www.auroraofcny.org

    About the Grantee

    Aurora of CNY has a long history of providing individual rehabilitation, support and employment services, along with professional Interpreter Referral Services through the Marjorie Clere Interpreter Referral Service. Aurora of CNY is the only area non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting independence and opportunity for people of all ages with vision or hearing loss.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To provide bridge-funding for the first year of operations for the new Liberty-Aurora Eye Center, a one-stop general optometry and low vision eye care clinic co-located with a full-service Article 28 Integrated Health Clinic.

    Amount

    $185,645

    Term

    16 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2020
    Other

    Candid

    New York, NY
    Project Title: General Operating Support Website: https://candid.org/

    About the Grantee

    Candid’s mission is to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.

    Purpose of the Grant

    For general operating support.

    Amount

    $2,000

    Term

    12 months

    Grant Regions

    USA Multi-State
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Catholic Charities Community Services

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: COVID-19 Response Website: https://catholiccharitiesny.org

    About the Grantee

    Since 1917, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York has been supporting New Yorkers in need by

    • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth
    • Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless
    • Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises
    • Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged
    • Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

     

    Purpose of the Grant

    for COVID-19 response.

    Amount

    $2,000

    Term

    2 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area, Upstate NY
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Catholic Charities Community Services

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: Catholic Guild for the Blind Staff Development Website: https://catholiccharitiesny.org

    About the Grantee

    Since 1917, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York has been supporting New Yorkers in need by

    • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth
    • Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless
    • Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises
    • Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged
    • Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

     

    Purpose of the Grant

    To be reserved for Catholic Guild for the Blind specifically for essential training and professional development for a new Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT), which will lead to program sustainability.

    Amount

    $34,998

    Term

    4 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area, Upstate NY
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Catholic Charities Community Services

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: Catholic Guild for the Blind Transition Website: https://catholiccharitiesny.org

    About the Grantee

    Since 1917, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York has been supporting New Yorkers in need by

    • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth
    • Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless
    • Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises
    • Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged
    • Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

     

    Purpose of the Grant

    For Catholic Guild for the Blind specifically for the Program Director’s salary between September 2020 and January 2021.

    Amount

    $37,073

    Term

    7 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area, Upstate NY
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    2020
    Education

    FUNDAL

    Mixco, Guatemala
    Project Title: Covid-19 related emergency funding Website: http://www.fundal.org.gt/

    About the Grantee

    FUNDAL acts as a bridge to inclusion for students with deafblindness, visual and other impairments who need more specialized intervention in the beginning and then need support in the transition to mainstream education.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To (1) provide operating expenses for the Grantee from May to December 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis, (2) support the creation of a new digital transformation initiative leading to equal access to training materials and more efficient online services for all FUNDAL’s families, as well as an internet-based sustainability model for the future, and (3) allow the Grantee to repay a revolving bank loan maturing in June.

    Amount

    $307,000

    Term

    12 months

    Grant Regions

    International, Latin America & Caribbean
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Health Management Associates

    Lansing MI
    Project Title: Developing a Strategy for Catalyzing Sustainable Care Models for New Yorkers who are Blind or Low-Vision Website: http://www.healthmanagement.com/

    About the Grantee

    Health Management Associates (HMA) is a leading independent national research and consulting firm in the healthcare industry.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To identify strategic opportunities for foundations to support the establishment of sustainable models of care for New Yorkers who are blind or low vision.

    Amount

    $20,000

    Term

    12 months

    Grant Regions

    USA Multi-State
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Helen Keller Services

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Project Title: Covid-19 Response Website: https://www.helenkeller.org

    About the Grantee

    Since 1893, Helen Keller Services (HKS) has been committed to improving the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired or have combined hearing and vision loss.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support Covid-19 response.

    Amount

    $50,000

    Term

    3 months

    Grant Regions

    Entire NY Tri-State Area, NYC Metro Area
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    2020
    Medical Eye Care

    L.V. Prasad Eye Institute of the Indo-American Eye Care Society

    Rochester, NY, USA
    Project Title: Futuristic Vision Centres (up gradation of conventional VCs to Technology Enabled Vision Centres) Website: http://www.lvpei.org

    About the Grantee

    Established in 1987, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is a comprehensive eye health facility with its main campus located in Hyderabad, India. A World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, the Institute offers comprehensive patient care, sight enhancement and rehabilitation services and high-impact rural eye health programs. It also pursues cutting edge research and offers training in human resources for all levels of ophthalmic personnel.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support L. V. Prasad Eye Institute’s work to upgrade 20 existing Lavelle-supported Vision Centers in the state of Telangana to “Futuristic Vision Centers” with IT-enabled ophthalmic equipment.

    Amount

    $180,620

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    International, South Asia
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    2020
    Education

    Lavelle School for the Blind

    Bronx, NY, USA
    Project Title: Capital Expenses and Facility Condition Assessment Study Website: https://www.lavelleschool.org/

    About the Grantee

    Located in Bronx, New York, the Lavelle School for the Blind is a multi-cultural educational institution committed to teaching and training students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Founded in 1904, Lavelle School for the Blind was originally a Catholic institution, based on the Catholic tradition and the compassion and dedication of the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt.

    As a private, state approved and supported institution, Lavelle School for the Blind educates approximately 150 enrolled students annually from all five New York City boroughs as well as surrounding school districts outside of New York City. Students may enroll as early as age 3 and can continue until age 21.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To cover the School’s “out-of-pocket” expenses to date for the fire alarm and heating system projects ($55,775.27) plus the cost of the Comprehensive Facility Condition Assessment Study ($18,800).

    Amount

    $74,575

    Term

    5 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area
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    2020
    Education

    Lavelle School for the Blind

    Bronx, NY, USA
    Project Title: Space-Programming Project Website: https://www.lavelleschool.org/

    About the Grantee

    Located in Bronx, New York, the Lavelle School for the Blind is a multi-cultural educational institution committed to teaching and training students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Founded in 1904, Lavelle School for the Blind was originally a Catholic institution, based on the Catholic tradition and the compassion and dedication of the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt.

    As a private, state approved and supported institution, Lavelle School for the Blind educates approximately 150 enrolled students annually from all five New York City boroughs as well as surrounding school districts outside of New York City. Students may enroll as early as age 3 and can continue until age 21.

    Purpose of the Grant

    For the Space-Programming Project.

    Amount

    $20,000

    Term

    6 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area
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    2020
    Education

    Lavelle School for the Blind

    Bronx, NY, USA
    Project Title: Capital Improvements & COVID Supplies Website: https://www.lavelleschool.org/

    About the Grantee

    Located in Bronx, New York, the Lavelle School for the Blind is a multi-cultural educational institution committed to teaching and training students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Founded in 1904, Lavelle School for the Blind was originally a Catholic institution, based on the Catholic tradition and the compassion and dedication of the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt.

    As a private, state approved and supported institution, Lavelle School for the Blind educates approximately 150 enrolled students annually from all five New York City boroughs as well as surrounding school districts outside of New York City. Students may enroll as early as age 3 and can continue until age 21.

    Purpose of the Grant

    For capital improvements at the Lavelle School and for the additional purchase of supplies as a result of COVID, and for the purposes detailed in your grant request letter entitled “Lavelle School Support December 2020”.

    Amount

    $423,000

    Term

    12 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Lighthouse Guild International

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: LGI Remote Care Network Website: https://www.lighthouseguild.org/

    About the Grantee

    Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization, with a long-standing heritage of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support the Remote Care Network initiative, expanding LGI’s programs and reach.

    Amount

    $577,482

    Term

    36 months

    Grant Regions

    USA Multi-State
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

    Albany, NY, USA
    Project Title: Recreation, Integration, Socialization and Education (RISE) Website: https://naba-vision.org

    About the Grantee

    NABA provides a wide range of services to individuals with visual impairments, including training and placing legally blind adults in professional employment, and providing rehabilitation services to seniors with age-related vision loss. NABA, with over a century of experience, continues to help individuals overcome the challenges of vision loss, enabling them to lead more productive, independent lives. NABA also provides free vision screening for children 18 months to 4 years old through our KidSight Program.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support the continuation of the year-round youth program, RISE (Recreation, Integration, Socialization, Education) providing recreational and rehabilitative activities to blind and visually impaired youth ages 8 – 18 in the Capital region.

    Amount

    $252,000

    Term

    36 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Optometric Center of NY, State College of Optometry-SUNY

    New York, NY
    Project Title: COVID-19 Response Website: https://sunyopt.edu/

    About the Grantee

    The OCNY is the allied and endowing foundation of SUNY Optometry, and is the primary source of private support for its patient care facility, the University Eye Center (UEC), providing grants for projects such as a Homebound Program and Indigent Care Initiative, among others.

    Purpose of the Grant

    For Covid-19 response.

    Amount

    $2,000

    Term

    2 months

    Grant Regions

    Entire NY Tri-State Area, NYC Metro Area
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    2020
    Medical Eye Care

    Orbis International

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: Sitapur Eye Hospital - Orbis Comprehensive Childhood Blindness Project Website: https://www.orbis.org

    About the Grantee

    Orbis International is an NGO that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness through a network of partners to mentor, train and inspire local teams to fight blindness in their own communities.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support Phase 1 of the Sitapur Eye Hospital – Orbis Comprehensive Childhood Blindness Project in India, which will provide institutional quality improvement, increase volume of services and eventually establish a Children’s Eye Center at the hospital.

    Amount

    $257,273

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    International, South Asia
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    2020
    Education

    Perkins School for the Blind

    Watertown, MA, USA
    Project Title: Building Capacity for Educational Leadership in Latin America 2020-2021 Website: http://www.perkins.org

    About the Grantee

    Perkins is a progressive, multi-faceted organization committed to improving the lives of people with blindness and deafblindness all around the world.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support a scholarship for one special education teacher from Mexico to attend the 2020-2021 Perkins Educational Leadership Program (ELP) for nine months of advanced training in the education of blind children with multiple disabilities, program development and leadership.

    Amount

    $50,000

    Term

    11 months

    Grant Regions

    International, Latin America & Caribbean
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Safe Toddles

    New York, NY
    Project Title: Zoom into the Future of Vision Rehabilitation Website: http://www.safetoddles.org/

    About the Grantee

    Safe Toddles’ mission is to provide the first effective system of detecting clear/unclear paths for babies born with mobility visual impairment and blindness (MVI/B) learning to walk and explore with growing confidence

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support a virtual conference of New York professionals in vision rehabilitation therapy (VRT) and Orientation and Mobility (O&M) to discuss their strategies for meeting the needs of New York consumers who are visually impaired or blind.

    Amount

    $5,000

    Term

    1 month

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area, Upstate NY
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    2020
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    Rochester, NY, USA
    Project Title: Vision Rehabilitation Recovery Project Website: https://www.goodwillfingerlakes.org/abvi

    About the Grantee

    The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI), founded in 1911, is a premiere provider of vision rehabilitation services to people who are blind or visually impaired throughout the Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier areas of New York.

    As part of its mission-focused work, ABVI empowers people with vision loss to engage in fulfilling careers by offering a variety of entrepreneurial businesses, including a state-of-the-art contact center, and manufacturing and fulfillment services.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To cover staffing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) funding gaps caused by lost revenue and additional expenses as a result of COVID-19.

    Amount

    $239,144

    Term

    6 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2020
    Education

    The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School

    New York, NY
    Project Title: Support for The Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School Website: http://www.fmdgmusicschool.org/

    About the Grantee

    A celebrated community music school with 100 students ranging in age from five to ninety-five, The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School (‘FMDG’) Music School, is dedicated to helping people pursue music in the context of living with challenges posed by vision loss. Since its inception in 1913, the FMDG Music School has consistently proven valuable to individuals with vision loss because of its core
    mission of providing accessibility, fostering inclusion and adhering to standards of excellence in the world of music education, performance, technology and teacher training. It is the only community music school with a comprehensive, sequential music curriculum in the United States.

    Purpose of the Grant

    For general operating support.

    Amount

    $1,000

    Term

    1 month

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area
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    2020
    Education

    The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School

    New York, NY
    Project Title: COVID-19 Response Website: http://www.fmdgmusicschool.org/

    About the Grantee

    A celebrated community music school with 100 students ranging in age from five to ninety-five, The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School (‘FMDG’) Music School, is dedicated to helping people pursue music in the context of living with challenges posed by vision loss. Since its inception in 1913, the FMDG Music School has consistently proven valuable to individuals with vision loss because of its core
    mission of providing accessibility, fostering inclusion and adhering to standards of excellence in the world of music education, performance, technology and teacher training. It is the only community music school with a comprehensive, sequential music curriculum in the United States.

    Purpose of the Grant

    For COVID-19 Response.

    Amount

    $1,500

    Term

    2 month

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area
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