Donations for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Since Bob Atkinson first created the vision for Braille Institute nearly 100 years ago, it has been the generosity of donors like you that has allowed us to provide FREE programs and services every year to tens of thousands of children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Thanks to our donors, Braille Institute empowers the blind and visually impaired, ensuring fulfilled lives.

Whether you’re considering donating to a blind charity or visual impairment organization, please consider Braille Institute of America

We understand that when you make a donation to Braille Institute, you may do so for many reasons. Maybe it’s because you or a loved one have been personally touched by our services, you simply find the work we do to be worth supporting, or you are looking for a way to make a difference. Whatever your connection, we thank you for your donation for the blind and visually impaired and welcome you to our growing family of donors.

Ways To Donate

Donate online now or explore the other ways to give or provide donations for the blind and visually impaired to Braille Institute:

Donor Resources

Since our first gift in 1919, Braille Institute has been sustained and has grown to become of the few nationally recognized charities for the blind thanks to the generosity of our donors.

Braille Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your monetary gift to our blind charity—whether given online, by phone or through the mail—is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Federal Tax Identification Number: 95-1641426

Date of Incorporation: September 20, 1961

If you wish to name Braille Institute of America in your will or estate plan, we should be named as:  Braille Institute of America, Inc., a California Nonprofit Corporation with principal offices located at 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029-3594.

For more information, please contact our Development Department:

741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029
Phone: 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553), Ext. 1238
Fax: (323) 663-1428
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST), Monday – Friday