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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.

You Can Help! 

Although the deadline has passed to have your donation matched by your marketing organization, the NAILBA Charitable Foundation gratefully accepts donations year-round. Your contribution to the Foundation will benefit people who will be deeply appreciative of the role you have played in their lives. To make an (unmatched) donation now, please download, then complete and return the Charitable Foundation Donation Form here or use this link to donate online.

We are grateful for the support of our 2015 Donors! For a complete list, please review the list of Donors and Grant Recipients 2015.


Auction Information - The Silent Auction is Closed

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation hosts an online Silent Auction each year which closed at 11:59 p.m. on November 18. The 2016 Live Auction was held in conjunction with NAILBA 35 in Texas on Friday, November 18 during the Mooers Award Reception at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Featured items included tickets to professional sporting events, autographed books and memorabilia, handmade jewelry, electronics, unique experiences and more!

If yours was the winning bid and you did not pick up your item at NAILBA 35, your prize will be mailed to you when it returns to NAILBA HQ via freight shipment. Please allow up to four weeks for receipt of winnings.

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.

 

Grant Applications and Recipients 

The 2016 Grantees have been awarded and announced! Grantees and their sponsors were recognized at NAILBA 35 in Dallas, TX during Thursday's Opening General Session. Visit the Grant Recipients page for a list of grant recipients, award amounts, and endorsing sponsors. The Grantee video will be posted here and to our YouTube Channel soon.

Visit this page to see previous Grant Recipients (2009-2015).

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

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