Skip to main content

Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc.


Last profile update: 02/22/2018
Last grant data update: 02/09/2018

At A Glance

Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc.

307 West 38th Street

New York City, NY United States 10018

Telephone: (212) 668-9801


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






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 .