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 2018 Grant Application will be included in NAILBA member renewal packets and is available for download here. The deadline for receipt of a completed Grant Application (including attachments and letters of endorsement) is Friday, July 13. Applications will be reviewed in August and notifications will be sent in early September. 

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) 884-1525.

You Can Help! 


The 2018 Matching Donation program is rolling out now! Complete and return this form to have your donation matched by your marketing organization or donate online here and note your marketing organization in the "in memory of" box. Don't belong to any of the marketing programs participating in the matching donation program? No problem - you can still donate online 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 2017 Donors! For a complete list, please review the 2017 Donors and Grant Recipients.

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 703.884.1525.


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