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Boston Center for Blind Children, Inc.

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Last profile update: 07/22/2016
Last grant data update: 12/10/2016

At A Glance

Boston Center for Blind Children, Inc.

859 N.W. Sorrento Ln.

Port Saint Lucie, FL United States 34986-2199

Telephone: (617) 296-4232

URL: www.bostoncenterforblindchildren.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

EIN

042103910

BRIDGE Number

8029725415

Background

Established in 1901 in MA - In 1901 Isabel Greeley, a kindergarten teacher for the Perkins School, saw the value of early training for blind children. In order to begin work with visually handicapped children in the pre-school and earlier years, she established the Boston Nursery for Blind Babies. The Nursery changed its name to Boston Center For Blind Children in 1964 and in 1966 became a member of the Child Welfare League of America. The Center was also licensed as a Group Care Facility by the Massachusetts Office For Children, approved as a Private 766 School, and licensed by the Massachusetts Department Of Education. Since 1997, the Center has functioned as a private foundation as defined by the internal revenue code

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to organizations that provide care, treatment, and services to blind, visually impaired, or otherwise disabled children as well as other children and families in need.