Our Funding

Sights for Hope is an independent nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status that is funded from several critical sources. We are able to provide our services at little or no cost because of this support.

Contributions and Grants

More than one-third of our funding consists of contributions from individuals, groups, companies, and Lions organizations; estate gifts and bequests; and grants from foundations and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Sweepstakes and Event Proceeds

We generate revenue annually from our annual C. Well Sweepstakes and our Songs4Sight concert event. We also participate in community fundraisers such as the Lehigh Valley Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, NEPA Gives, and GivingTuesday with AllOne Foundation.

Government Contracts for Services

We receive contract funding for services from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, as administered through the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB); the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services; and the Monroe County Human Services Development Fund.

Additional Services Revenue

We receive reimbursements for children’s vision screenings in Monroe County from the Pocono Mountains United Way, revenue through sales of guided transport service tickets, and revenue from sales of assistive technologies. We also receive reimbursements from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS) for select client and patient services and assistive technologies.

Endowment Support

The Sights for Hope Endowment Foundation is an affiliated nonprofit organization with its own 501(c)(3) status and Board of Directors. Its mission is to support our organization’s mission. The endowment provides support annually for our operations.

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Our Transparency

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Contact for Information

Dennis Zehner, 610.433.6018, Ext. 241