Our goal is to continue to grow our financial resources and increase the impact of our programs and services on campus, in the community and around the world. In this way, together we can improve the lives of children and young adults who are blind.
For every $1.00 you give:
$0.80 supports programs and services for children and young adults who are blind.
$0.14 is spent on administrative costs.
$0.06 is invested to generate future revenue.
Perkins School for the Blind's annual reports tell the story of the important work that changes lives around the world every day. They also reveal the unstoppable power of possibility. Thanks to our many supporters and their generosity, our reach continues to grow and bring possibility to more people every year.
Perkins is rated highly by leading independent charity evaluators, including Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator. In achieving a three-star rating from Charity Navigator, Perkins demonstrates that it exceeds or meets industry standards and performs as well as or better than peer organizations.
The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance has awarded Perkins its highest rating and seal of approval for charitable organizations—meaning that our organization meets all of the alliance's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Perkins is also a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant. This recognition demonstrates our deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. The GuideStar Exchange is the only program of its kind that encourages nonprofit transparency on a national scale and allows nonprofits to supplement the public information that is available from the IRS.
Perkins is a proud member of The Giving Common and the recipient of a "2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit" award from GreatNonprofits.org.
These rankings place Perkins among an elite group of charitable organizations nationally.
Audited Financial Statements and Form 990s
Perkins undergoes a thorough and extensive audit annually by an independent accountancy firm. Every transaction is examined in detail and results in an audited financial statement. The auditors review income, expenses, grant making, endowment, investments, board decisions and board meeting minutes. The audited financial statements from the last nine fiscal years can be found below:
As a nonprofit organization, Perkins is required by law to file a Form 990 federal tax return every year. Perkins Form 990's from the last eight years are available on The Giving Common under our Financials tab.