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    2021
    Education

    Sense Internacional Perú

    Lima, Peru
    Project Title: Promoting a quality and inclusive education experience for students with deafblindness in Perú Website: http://www.senseintperu.org/en/

    About the Grantee

    Sense Internacional Perú works in cooperation with families, professionals, public and private associations and institutions in order to promote the rights and access of people with deafblindness and multiple disabilities to opportunities, services and specialized programs.

    Purpose of the Grant

    In partnership with the Ministry of Education, to improve the quality of inclusive education for children with deafblindness in Peru.

    Amount

    $69,566

    Term

    24

    Grant Regions

    International, Latin America & Caribbean
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    2021
    Education

    The Carroll Center for the Blind

    Newton, MA
    Project Title: Carroll Interns Website: http://www.carroll.org/

    About the Grantee

    Established in 1936, the Carroll Center for the Blind is known nationally as a premier vision rehabilitation center and serves over 4,000 clients annually.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support the Carroll Center for the Blind’s (CCB) year-round internship program for VRT’s, TVIs, certified O&M specialists (COMS) and social workers who are interested in working with individuals with visual impairments.

    Amount

    $214,514

    Term

    36 months

    Grant Regions

    USA Multi-State
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    2021
    Education

    The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School

    New York, NY
    Project Title: FMDG Music School Breaks Down Barriers 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

    To provide general support for the Grantee.

    Amount

    $150,000

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    USA Multi-State
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    2021
    Medical Eye Care

    The Fred Hollows Foundation USA

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: Alina Vision Vietnam Website: https://www.hollows.org/us/home

    About the Grantee

    The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to tackling the causes of blindness and vision loss in the developing world and growing their movement to end avoidable blindness.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support Alina Vision Vietnam’s provision of free and subsidized cataract surgeries for 500 low-income patients in the Greater Hanoi, Vietnam area – and so also to advance the program towards break-even, sliding-scale fee revenue.

    Amount

    $200,000

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    Asia (Outside South Asia), International
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    2021
    Education

    The Research Foundation for SUNY

    Brockport, NY, USA
    Project Title: The Institute on Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments or Deafblindness along with Camp Abilities Lavelle Fund for the Blind grant Website: http://rfsuny.org/

    About the Grantee

    The Research Foundation works with the academic and business leadership of campuses to support research and discovery at SUNY through efficient and skillful administration of sponsored projects and adept transfer and sharing of intellectual property for public benefit and economic growth.

    Purpose of the Grant

    In support of Dr. Lauren Lieberman’s project to develop trainings and training materials for parents, teachers and paraeducators designed to teach physical activity to children with visual impairments and other disabilities.

    Amount

    $319,845

    Term

    36 months

    Grant Regions

    Entire NY Tri-State Area, Upstate NY
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    2021
    Education

    University of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Project Title: Increasing and Diversifying the Professional Pipeline: A Forum

    About the Grantee

    The University of Pittsburgh will host the forum in conjunction with the Personnel Preparation Division of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

    Purpose of the Grant

    For the hosting of a forum focused on increasing and diversifying the professional TVI, O&M, and VRT pipeline.

    Amount

    $4,970

    Term

    12 months

    Grant Regions

    USA Multi-State
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    2021
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    VIA

    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Project Title: Capital Improvement to VIA's Main Street Campus in Buffalo Website: http://www.viawny.org/

    About the Grantee

    VIA aims to help people who are blind or visually impaired achieve their highest level of independence.

    Purpose of the Grant

    For critical capital improvements to VIA’s physical facilities in Buffalo, NY.

    Amount

    $50,000

    Term

    12 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2021
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: Building the Capacity to Serve Legally Blind People of All Ages in the Lower Hudson Valley Website: https://www.visionsvcb.org

    About the Grantee

    Started by six women in 1926 and pioneered racially integrated programs in the early 1920’s,VISIONS is a 501c3 nonprofit rehabilitation and social service agency celebrating over 90 years of service, assisting people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities, and educating the public to understand the capabilities and needs of people who are blind or visually impaired so that they may be integrated into all aspects of community life.

     

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support the Lower Hudson Valley project.

    Amount

    $10,000

    Term

    12 months

    Grant Regions

    Entire NY Tri-State Area
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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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