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Foundation and Corporate Giving

Every year, National Braille Press benefits from the support of many organizations, including corporations and foundations. These partners help to make an impact on our mission to serve the blind and visually impaired.

We would like to acknowledge our major foundation and corporate foundation partners for their generous and ongoing support of National Braille Press.

The Highland Street Foundation logo - granting support for success

The Gibney Family Foundation logo - sustainable solutions for independence

Reader's Digest logo - Partners for Sight
Lavelle Fund for the Blind

Special thanks to our other generous supporters:

  • American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
  • J. Walton Bissell Foundation
  • Bannerot-Lappe Foundation
  • Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation
  • Boston Center for Blind Children
  • Helen Brach Foundation
  • Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund
  • The Charisma Fund
  • Costco Wholesale Community Grant
  • Daymarc Foundation
  • Sarah DeCoizart Perpetual Charitable Trust
  • Delta Gamma Foundation
  • Alice Willard Dorr Foundation
  • Eastman Charitable Foundation
  • The Robert and Coley Elder California Foundation
  • Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation
  • Agnes Lindsay Trust
  • Foundation M
  • Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association
  • MIT Community Service Fund
  • Moses Kimball Fund
  • Laura J. Niles Foundation
  • Curtis O'Hara Foundation
  • Sawyer Parks Charitable Foundation
  • Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
  • The Peabody Foundation
  • Peninsula Endowment
  • People's United Community Foundation of Eastern MA
  • George Ramlose Foundation
  • Neal Rantoul Foundation
  • Nora Roberts Foundation
  • Waltham Community Foundation

Grant funding is essential to support our children's programming and development of new programs, projects, as well as supporting an upgrade and expansion of our facilities.

Since launching its children's programming in 1984, NBP has put over 250,000 books into the hands of over 150,000 blind and visually impaired children. Each year, NBP distributes more than 20,000 new books to over 7,500 blind and visually impaired children in all 50 states.

Readbooks! Program - hands holding an open book

Readbooks! Because Braille Matters

Book cover for the Polar Bear, a Children's Braille Book of the month

Children's Braille Book Club - Braille Book a Month

  • For Further Information Contact:
  • Chris Milmore
  • 617-425-2410
  • Email to Chris Milmore

  • Double the impact of your donation through an employer match! Many companies will match up to 100% of employees' charitable contributions. So if you donate $100 to NBP, you may be able to double your impact if your employer has a matching gift policy.
  • To determine whether this is possible, contact the Human Resources person or department in your company. You will likely have to fill out some paperwork that includes NBP's tax identification number, which is 04-2104740.
  • The following companies have matched gifts to NBP in the past:
    • State Street Corporation
    • John Hancock
    • Fidelity Investments
    • Liberty Mutual

A donor advised fund, or DAF, is a simple, tax-smart investment solution for charitable giving. Like a personal charitable savings account, a donor creates an account and makes a contribution of cash, stock, or other assets like real estate or artwork. The accounts are administered by a sponsoring organization like Fidelity Charitable and Vanguard Charitable that invests the assets and manages the donor's account. Sponsoring organizations are typically set-up at the nonprofit division of financial institutions such as Fidelity and Vanguard.

A DAF allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Donors can contribute to the fund as frequently as they like, and then recommend grants to their favorite charities whenever makes sense for them, thereby, allowing donors to be more strategic about your giving decisions.