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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. 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 NAILBA Charitable Foundation hosts an online Silent Auction each year which opens in mid-October and closes at 11:59 p.m. on the evening of the Live Auction. The 2016 Live Auction will be 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 include tickets to professional sporting events, autographed books and memorabilia, handmade jewelry, electronics, unique experiences and more!

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 or by phone to 703.383.3072.


Grant Applications and Recipients 

The deadline for the 2016 Grant Application has passed. Every complete grant application submitted by the deadline that included all of the required attachments will be reviewed by the Grants Review Committee in August. All applicants and their endorsing sponsors will be notified by early September of their grant application's status. 

Successful grant applications and their sponsors will be listed on the website in late September and recognized at NAILBA 35 in Dallas, TX during Thursday's Opening General Session.  

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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