Saint_John's Communities Foundation stewards a Fund for the Visually Impaired which promotes grants to local agencies whose mission is to serve older adults with vision challenges. In 2017, four organizations received awards totaling $8,200 to continue their work offering supportive vision services in the Milwaukee community.  Since the inception of this Fund in 2005, a total of $104,456 has been awarded to give support to the operations of qualifying agencies.

Recipients included:

ABLE: Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement provides alternative ways for people with print-disabilities to read.

Center for Deaf-Blind Persons provides services needed to minimize the devastating effects of a combined vision and hearing loss upon the individual and family Eye Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin is committed to the study of age-related macular degeneration.

VisionFORWARD (formerly the Badger Home for the Blind) serves to empower, educate and enhance   the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss through all of life’s transitions.

 

Since the inception of this Fund in 2005, a total of $104,456 has been awarded to give support to the operations of qualifying agencies.