Medical Eye Care
Christian Blind Mission (USA)
To fund a RAAB (“Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness”) survey of the nature, extent, and location of the eye disease and vision impairment burden in four Filipino regions with a combined population of 7.4 million.
The CRUDEM Foundation, Inc.
To help the Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti launch and operate a sustainable, full-time eye care service.
Helen Keller International
To support awareness-building and advocacy for City of New York and, ultimately, State of New York funding for the now-unfunded State mandate to screen the vision of all New York school children at middle school and other appropriate age levels.
To build the additional eye care capacity needed to enable Seva’s Eastern Nepal eye care network to double its cataract surgery volume and to increase by an average of 150% its annual output in both eye examinations and medical treatments.
To dramatically increase the availability and use of accessible books and print materials for people with visual disabilities in New York City, including college students, veterans, and other working age adults.
To strengthen and expand the College Success Program, a relatively new national program to provide college students who are blind or visually impaired with the supports they need to thrive academically and socially in college, graduate from college, and obtain paid employment.
Perkins School for the Blind
To build the capacity of Perkins's Resource Center in Cordoba, Argentina to strengthen the practice of K-12 teachers and schools that serve children who are blind and multiply disabled in targeted Spanish-speaking South American countries, and to stablize and strengthen the financial management of three model schools for such children in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Lima, Peru.
The Brother Kearney Scholarship Program
Brother Kearney Scholarship Program
Deafblind Citizens in Action
To support two successive six-person cadres of young adults who are deaf-blind in developing their own leadership and self-advocacy skills by communicating to relevant federal policymakers (e.g., FCC officials charged with making telephone communication accessible to all) about the education, employment, and technology accessibility needs of Americans who are deaf-blind.
My Blind Spot, Inc.
To advance the employability and financial success of 30 NYC area small business owners and job aspirants who are blind by training them to use My Blind Spot’s accessible version of QuickBooks™ accounting software.
Olmsted Center for Sight
To increase the agency's financial sustainability and generate permanent jobs for people who are blind by partnering with the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to win preferred-source government and business contracts for both manufactured goods and contact center services.
Optometric Center of NY, State College of Optometry-SUNY
In partnership with the Catholic Guild for the Blind, to launch at the Guild’s East Side Manhattan headquarters a licensed and sustainable low vision optometry clinic serving New Yorkers who are blind or visually impaired.
VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
To provide, each year, job preparation and placement services to between 15 and 30 incumbent Lavelle - Brother Kearney Scholars interested in obtaining internships and full-time, paid jobs in New York City.