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Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc.

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Last profile update: 12/29/2016
Last grant data update: 05/06/2017

At A Glance

Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc.

307 W. 38th St., Ste. 2010

New York City, NY United States 10018-9507

Telephone: (212) 668-9801

URL: www.lavellefund.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

EIN

131740463

BRIDGE Number

8249372241

Background

Established in 1999; Converted to an independent foundation in 2003 - Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc., formerly the Lavelle School for the Blind, began operating a school for the blind in 1909. In 1947, the school became a state-chartered and state funded 4201 school dedicated to serving multi handicapped children with visual impairments. In 1999, a new entity was created to run and hold the school's assets. The old entity became the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc.

Purpose and Activities

The fund is dedicated to supporting programs that promote the spiritual, moral, intellectual, and physical development of blind and low-vision people of all ages, together with programs that help people avoid vision loss. Priority is given to agencies that concentrate on serving the New York City metropolitan area .