Our Mission

In a time when competition for grant money is fierce, the NAILBA Charitable Foundation is dedicated to providing funds to small, well-run charities in your neighborhood that may not otherwise have access to additional funding.

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of NAILBA; we are a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Since 2002, Foundation grants have helped to give blind children the gift of “sight”, create whimsical rooms for desperately sick children, provide hope to homeless mothers and children, and ultimately achieve its mission of making dreams come true for those less fortunate.

The mission of the NAILBA Charitable Foundation is to encourage volunteerism among NAILBA members and provide grant funds to worthy charitable organizations that serve to enhance the quality of life for those less fortunate, with a special emphasis on children. To learn more about the work of the Foundation, and the impact it has had on NAILBA members and their communities, click here.

Grant Applications and Recipients 

The Grant Application for 2018 will be ready in late April. The deadline for the Foundation to receive completed Grant Applications is July 13, 2018. Grant Applications will be mailed to NAILBA member agencies and current corporate supporters. A PDF version will be posted here and in all NAILBA messaging.

Previous successful grant applications and their sponsors can be found here! They were also recognized in the Friday General Session at NAILBA 36 in Hollywood, Florida and in this video. Visit this page to see previous Grant Recipients (2009-2016).

If you have any questions, please contact us at (703) 383-3081.

You Can Help! 


Although the 2017 Matching Program has ended, you can still donate online here. Or if you would like to mail or fax your donation please download, then complete and return the Charitable Foundation Donation Form here

We are grateful for the support of our 2016 Donors! For a complete list, please review the list of Donors and Grant Recipients 2016!

Auction Information - Thank you for your support!

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation hosts an online Silent Auction each year, followed by a Live Auction at the Annual Meeting. This year's Live Auction was on Friday, November 17, and the Silent Auction closed the same day, at 11:59 pm. Thank you to our many supporters!

So you won your Auction item—what happens next? First, thank you for your bids, both on the Silent Auction website (Bidding For Good), and at the exciting Live Auction in Hollywood. Bidding For Good will be processing your charge for Silent Auction items. Items that were not picked up on-site in Hollywood will be shipped from NAILBA HQ in early December. Watch for an email from Kathy Allison connecting Live Auction winners and donors.

Do you have something you’d like to donate for us to put in the Silent or Live Auction? Contact Kathy Allison, Director of Membership and the Foundation by email to kallison@nailba.org or by phone to 703.383.3072.


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