Lavelle Fund for the Blind Grant
Lavelle Fund for the BlindSuggest an update
Grant amount: Up to US $1,500,000
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach
Location of project: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; China; Colombia; Comoros; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The; Costa Rica; Cuba; Côte D'Ivoire; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic Of; Iraq; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kiribati; Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic Of; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mexico; Micronesia, Federated States Of; Moldova, Republic of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palau; Palestine, State of; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Romania; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent And The Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Serbia; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Swaziland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tonga; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Vietnam; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe; American Samoa; Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County; Litchfield County; New Haven County; Counties in New Jersey: Bergen County; Essex County; Hudson County; Hunterdon County; Mercer County; Middlesex County; Monmouth County; Morris County; Ocean County; Passaic County; Somerset County; Sussex County; Union County; Counties in New York: Bronx County; Dutchess County; Kings County; Nassau County; New York County; Orange County; Putnam County; Queens County; Richmond County; Suffolk County; Westchester County; Pike County, Pennsylvania Show all
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About the Lavelle Fund for the Blind
The Lavelle Fund supports programs in the Tri-State New York area and the developing world that help people who are blind and visually impaired lead independent, productive lives, together with eye care programs working to prevent and treat vision loss. We concentrate support on programs with records of achieving measurable impact on the visually impaired populations served. Programs in the Catholic tradition of serving the disadvantaged are of special interest.
What We Fund
The Lavelle Fund for the Blind funds the following program areas:
Medical Eye Care
Ophthalmic, Optometric, and Public Health Services
Medical (ophthalmic) treatment and surgery for eye diseases and disorders, optometric treatment and eyeglass prescriptions, and public health efforts to control the spread of vision affecting communicable eye diseases.
Vision Rehabilitation & Resources
Independent, Productive Lives
Adaptive training, devices, and low-vision services advancing success and independence in the classroom, workspace, and home.
Related areas of funding include: information & referral services and access to religious services.
Education Services, Professional Training and Scholarships
K-12, university and graduate-level educational services for students who are blind and visually impaired and professional training for teachers and other professionals or para-professionals who serve and support people who are blind and visually impaired.
Related areas of funding include:the Brother James Kearney Scholarship Program.
Program vs. Capital Support
The Lavelle Fund for the Blind concentrates on providing program 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.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- The Lavelle Fund for the Blind only 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).
- Programs in the Catholic tradition of serving the disadvantaged are of special interest.
- General operating support is rarely provided.
- Funding Limitations
- The Fund does not make grants to any of the following:
- Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, except in the case of non-U.S. charitable, nonprofit organizations that lack a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) fiscal intermediary.
- Medical research programs.
- Conferences or media events (unless they are an integral part of a broader program of direct service).
- Advocacy efforts to influence legislation or elections.
- Organizations seeking support for deficit reduction or emergency funding.
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