Medical Eye Care
To support the first conference on tele-ophthalmology in New York City.
Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital
To establish a scalable and replicable training model for mid-level eye care professionals that, by placing more such trained clinicians at Dr. Shroff’s and other North Indian eye hospitals, will help increase the volume, efficiency, accessibility, and sustainability of eye care in the region’s high-need settings.
Eye Samaritans International
To support the training and equipping of doctors and nurses in the Ukraine and Armenia to diagnose, prevent, and treat potentially blinding Retinopathy of Prematurity in premature infants.
Helen Keller International
To support the second phase of an initiative to scale up diabetic retinopathy services in Bangladesh.
To support Seva Canada in helping Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT): (1) undertake needs assessment and planning work for its eye division and (2) define an actionable business plan for reaching and serving much larger numbers of lower income people who need eye care.
To support Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) in using Aravind-like hospital-improvement strategies to increase the volume, efficiency, affordability, and sustainability of its eye care services.
To expand the capacity of two mentor eye clinics in Latin America to train current and aspiring Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (“AOP’s”) at the mentor clinics, themselves, and to support the mentors in helping at least 10 mentee eye care groups in Latin Amera build their own capacity to train AOP's.
National Braille Press
To scale up the distribution of braille literacy bags to New York State children aged 0 to 7 who are blind.
To underwrite certain renovation, equipment, and training costs associated with Alphapointe-NYC’s move to a new building.
Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment
To support a multi-media advertising and community outreach campaign to recruit and provide vision rehabilitation services to more people who are blind and to earn more revenue in doing so.
Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
To launch in-house physical therapy and occupational therapy services and strengthen and expand adaptive sports services for Utica/Central New York area residents of all ages who are blind and visually impaired.
City Access New York, Inc.
To underwrite pre-vocational education, orientation and mobility training, and at least two paid, semester- or summer-long internships at partner NYC employers for each of 24 high school and college students who are blind.
Enrichment Audio Resource Services, Inc. (E.A.R.S.)
(1) To provide general, unrestricted support for E.A.R.S.’s vision rehabilitation services for seniors who are blind or visually impaired in New York City and Westchester County and (2) to enable E.A.R.S to identify and forge a contingent affiliation or merger agreement with a NYC-based agency that would be able and willing to sustain E.A.R.S. services after its founding President and Executive Director retire.
Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
To provide general operating support for the Northeast’s lowest-cost provider of guide dogs for people who are blind.
Helen Keller Services for the Blind
To support a new summer sleep-away camp devoted to building independent living and pre-vocational skills in Long Island youth, ages 10-15, who are blind.
Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany Inc. (NABA)
(1) To help enrich and expand NABA’s existing afterschool and summer programs for youth who are blind, and (2) to launch a small but growing pilot program to advance the full integration of NABA youth into mainstream afterschool and school programs that generally serve sighted youth.
Olmsted Center for Sight
To underwrite initial planning work, including coordinating meetings among Olmsted, VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Helen Keller Services for the Blind, for a new Lavelle Fund / Blind Employers Network of New York (“BENNY”) Initiative to advance placement in competitive jobs that pay more than New York State minimum wage.
The Research Foundation for SUNY (The College at Brockport)
To recruit and train a combined total of 725 NYS-based K-12 students who are blind and visually impaired, physical education teachers and coaches, and parents in safely and effectively including these students in adaptive sports and physical education in camp and school programs.
Rutgers University Foundation
To support Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) in launching a peer tele-support mental health program for New York City and Northern New Jersey residents who are blind or visually impaired.
VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
To build the proficiency of VISIONS’ rehabilitation professionals and select non-VISIONS teachers and rehabilitation specialists in serving children who have Cortical Visual Impairment (“CVI”) and their families – and then to support the delivery of such services.
Brother Kearney Scholarship Program
Brother James Kearney Scholarship Program
To provide financial assistance to U.S. residents who are legally blind and financially needy to attend undergraduate and graduate programs at any of the 12 selected private colleges in New York State, Northeastern New Jersey, and Connecticut.