The Lavelle Fund for the Blind provides funding to organizations with U.S. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or verifiable non-U.S. charitable status (in the case of foreign-based, non-profit organizations without a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) fiscal intermediary).
The Lavelle Fund for the Blind concentrates on providing support earmarked for program creation, expansion, or improvement. Capital support is generally awarded only in connection with specific program support needs. The majority of Fund-supported grants are project-specific.
The Fund does not make grants to any of the following:
- Medical research programs.
- Advocacy efforts to influence legislation or elections.
- Organizations seeking support for deficit reduction.