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Miami Lighthouse is Florida's largest and oldest organization serving the needs of the blind and visually impaired. We offer free programs and services that empower people of all ages to overcome the challenges of blindness and low vision because of the support of people like you.

By making a donation through our secure website, you will become a vital part of Miami Lighthouse's critically important mission. Your donation is fully tax-deductible and a highly effective investment: only 8 cents of every dollar you donate goes towards administration.

Here are additional ways that you can be a part of our work:

Miami Lighthouse is among the top 1% of nonprofits in the nation

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is in the 99th percentile of the over 9,000 charities in the U.S. rated by Charity Navigator. We have received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings, the highest rating possible, from the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator reflecting our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars and financial strength. We are currently the only not-for-profit organization in Miami to have attained this coveted status.

To view the Miami Lighthouse page on Charity Navigator click here.

Miami Lighthouse is the recipient of the 2020 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar USA

Miami Lighthouse is the recipient of the 2020 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar USA, the information service specializing in reporting on more than 2.5 million U.S. nonprofits. This recognition highlights the goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements and progress indicators that are the daily basis for the transformational impact our Miami Lighthouse consistently strives to achieve in the world of the visually impaired.

Contribute by Mail

Click here to print a donation. Send the completed form and your check or money order to:

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Inc.
Mary M. and Sash A. Spencer Campus
601 SW 8th Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

Donate by Phone

To make a donation by phone, please call 786.362.7510.

As a Donor:

  • We'll keep you informed about our work through our regular Lantern newsletter and other periodic updates, so you can feel confident that your contributions entrusted to us are used wisely.
  • Your gift of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged in our Annual Report; gifts of $100 or more will be acknowledged in our newsletter.
  • Our communications are also available for the visually impaired in braille, large print and audio recording. Please contact Cameron Sisser at 786-362-7515 or csisser@miamiligththouse.org for more information.

Contributions to Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Inc. are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please remember the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired in your estate plans. Lighthouses serving the blind throughout the United States are autonomous, have no affiliation with each other and do not share funding. Click here to view our Donor Privacy Policy.
Click here to view our Donor Bill of Rights.

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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following

 

AERBVI

Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

PR Week

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

The Children's Trust

Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.

Apple

Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)

 
 

Florida Blue Foundation

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Marlins Charity Partner

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

 
 

Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 
 

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