Young man reading braille book

Boston Center for Blind Children

A private 501(c)(3) foundation awarding grant funds to non-profit organizations serving the blind and visually impaired in MA

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BCBC Impact

2.8m

Grant Funds

Awarded

25

Organizations Awarded Grants

90.5

% of Available Funds Given as Grants

31

Legacies from Estates

Boston Center for Blind Children seal, incorporated in 10901

Since its inception in 1901, the Boston Center for Blind Children has been engaged in charitable activities and programs that provide care and financial assistance to visually impaired children as well as to otherwise disabled children, youth and their families. In recent years, the Center has directed its efforts to continue its mission by funding through financial grants to charitable organizations that espouse the same commitment.

 

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BCBC Board of Directors

Our History

In 1901 Isabel Greeley, a kindergarten teacher for the Perkins School, saw the value of early training for blind children. In order to begin work with visually handicapped children in the pre-school and earlier years, she established the Boston Nursery for Blind Babies. By 1909, the need for services had increased to such an extent that interested individuals and families purchased property on the Jamaica Way for a new facility to house blind children. In 1910 the Nursery opened with a residence capability of 25.

Original home of BCBC