Vision Loss Resources

Mission Statement

The mission of Vision Loss Resources is to create a community of service, skills and support for people with vision loss.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments We expanded engagement with our community center by developing new opportunities for participants to socialize, interact, and engage in their communities. We also increased participation in peer counseling and mentoring.
Current Goals In 2017, we want to engage seniors throughout the Twin Cities with our service plan of at-home one-on-one trainings, and leverage our Low Vision Clinic to open a new access point to our services.
Community or Constituency Served We serve adults who are blind or low-vision. Participants qualify for our services if their vision loss interferes with their daily life. We do not require a doctor’s referral, proof of a medical condition, or health insurance.
Geographic Area Served We provide services in the Twin Cities metro area, including the followign counties: Anoka, Washington, Ramsey, Dakota, Hennepin, Carver, Scott, Chisago, and Isanti.

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$2,228,948
80.7%
Management
$370,127
13.4%
Fundraising
$163,739
5.9%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2016
$9,174,324
$8,769,383
$404,941
2015
$8,769,383
$8,754,366
$15,017
2014
$8,754,366
$9,029,642
($275,276)
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Address:
1936 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 6128712222

General Information

Alternative Name: VLR, Minneapolis Society for the Blind, St. Paul Society for the Blind, Saint Paul Society for the Blind
EIN: 41-0694713
Principal Staff: Kate Grathwol, Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 50
Volunteers: 250
Number of Clients: 1200

Board

Board Chair: Patricia Durst
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 5
Average Member Attendance: 10.6

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