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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey

    Astoria, NY, USA
    Project Title: Training & Call Center Placement Website: https://www.goodwillnynj.org

    About the Grantee

    Goodwill Industries empowers individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To train 20 blind working age adults for call-center work and place at least 12 of these trainees in paid call-center and customer service jobs

    Amount

    $160,000.00

    Term

    18 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area
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    2013
    Education

    Learning Ally

    Princeton, NJ, USA
    Project Title: Providing Accessible Instructional Materials to Blind and Visually Impaired College Students Website: http://www.learningally.org

    About the Grantee

    Learning Ally is dedicated to helping students with print disabilities, including blindness, visual impairment, and dyslexia. Learning Ally improves the way students learn at home and in the classroom.

    Purpose of the Grant

    to research, develop, and pilot a faster, more efficient, and more effective method of providing blind and visually impaired students with accessible, on-demand instructional materials like talking books

    Amount

    $250,000.00

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    USA Multi-State
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    2013
    Medical Eye Care

    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: Vision Screening Programs in Williamsburg and Midwood, Brooklyn Website: http://www.nyee.edu

    About the Grantee

    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was established in 1820 to meet the eye care needs of New Yorkers, especially the working poor. In keeping with its heritage, today’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is a voluntary, not-for-profit specialty hospital providing comprehensive outpatient and state-of-the-art medical/surgical care in the disciplines of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

    NYEE’s outpatient ophthalmology and otolaryngology programs provide primary care and treatment in those specialties for the five boroughs of New York City, with concentrations in the institution’s historic Lower East Side patient base, Brooklyn and Queens. NYEE also serves the regional, national and international communities with unique tertiary medical/surgical specialty services in our fields of expertise.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To provide free physician-led ophthalmic examinations, assistance with medical benefits, and medical referrals to needy seniors who reside in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Midwood neighborhoods.

    Amount

    $193,000.00

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area
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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

    Albany, NY, USA
    Project Title: Youth Recreational & Educational Program Expansion Website: https://naba-vision.org

    About the Grantee

    NABA provides a wide range of services to individuals with visual impairments. Some of these services include 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 year-round rehabilitative, educational and recreational programming for blind and visually impaired youth ages, 8-17, in the Greater Albany and East-Central New York State Areas

    Amount

    $256,725.00

    Term

    36 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Olmsted Center for Sight

    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Project Title: Statler Employment Program Website: http://olmstedcenter.org

    About the Grantee

    The Olmsted Center for Sight aims to help people who are blind or visually impaired achieve their highest level of independence.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To underwrite job training and placement services for 50 Tri-State New York Area residents who are blind and/or physically disabled, including 20 people who are new to the Statler Center and 30 previously placed Statler graduates who need renewed employment assistance

    Amount

    $259,180.00

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    Entire NY Tri-State Area
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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    Olmsted Center for Sight

    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Project Title: Low-Vision Clinic in Buffalo, New York Website: http://olmstedcenter.org

    About the Grantee

    The Olmsted Center for Sight aims to help people who are blind or visually impaired achieve their highest level of independence.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To establish a satellite low vision clinic in Buffalo’s inner suburban ring, thus increasing the combined total of Olmsted low vision patients served from 1,000 at baseline to 1,400 in grant year two

    Amount

    $208,000.00

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2013

    Seva Foundation

    Berkley, CA, USA
    Project Title: Eye Care Capacity-Building Project Website: http://www.seva.org

    About the Grantee

    Seva works with local communities around the world to develop self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support Seva Foundation and its consortium of global eye care organizations in building the eye care quality, volume, and sustainability of six developing world eye hospitals

    Amount

    $405,000.00

    Term

    36 months

    Grant Regions

    Africa, International, Latin America & Caribbean, South Asia
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    2013
    Medical Eye Care

    Seva Foundation

    Berkley, CA, USA
    Project Title: Strengthening Eye Care Capacity and Service Delivery in Nepal and North India Website: http://www.seva.org

    About the Grantee

    Seva works with local communities around the world to develop self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To improve access to and utilization of five Primary Eye Care Centers (PECCs) and one new eye hospital in Nepal and four Vision Centers (VCs) in North India – and also to increase the efficiency and productivity of these facilities

    Amount

    $420,000.00

    Term

    36 months

    Grant Regions

    International, South Asia
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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    Rochester, NY, USA
    Project Title: Neurologic Vision Rehabilitation Website: http://seegreatthings.org

    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 help underwrite the launch of what is expected to become a sustainable neurologic vision rehabilitation program

    Amount

    $250,000.00

    Term

    24 months

    Grant Regions

    Upstate NY
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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    The Research Foundation for SUNY

    Brockport, NY, USA
    Project Title: Camp Abilities: Train the Trainer Website: http://www.campabilities.org

    About the Grantee

    Camp Abilities Brockport aims to empower children and teens with visual impairments to be physically active and productive members of their schools, towns, cities, and communities, as well as to improve the health and well-being of people with sensory impairments.

    Purpose of the Grant

    To recruit and train a minimum of 900 NYS-based physical education teachers and athletic directors, paraeducators, youth who are blind and visually impaired, and parents of such youth in effectively including these youth in adaptive sports and physical education programs.

    Amount

    $301,000.00

    Term

    48 months

    Grant Regions

    Entire NY Tri-State Area
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    2013
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    New York, NY, USA
    Project Title: Pathway to Employers and Jobs Project 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 VISIONS, together with its partner Helen Keller Services for the Blind, in launching an employer-centered and -guided job training and placement program for adults who are legally blind and reside in New York City or Long Island

    Amount

    $500,000.00

    Term

    36 months

    Grant Regions

    NYC Metro Area
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    2008

    National Catholic Partnership on Disability

    Purpose of the Grant

    To support publishing and distributing large-print Catholic Sacramentaries and Lectionaries, in the New York City area and nationwide

    Amount

    $44,150.00
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    2008
    Education

    Research Foundation of the City University of New York

    Purpose of the Grant

    To help underwrite the continued operation of the only university training program in the tri-state New York area for future Orientation and Mobility teachers

    Amount

    $349,924.00
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    2008
    Vision Rehabilitation & Resources

    VISIONS

    Purpose of the Grant

    To launch a Vision Rehabilitation Interpreters Program dedicated to addressing the growing needs of New York City’s non-English-speaking and immigrant populations

    Amount

    $200,000.00
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