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 

Print versions of this 2017 Grant Application will be mailed to every NAILBA member agency principal, contracted exhibitor and sponsor in late April. The deadline for the 2017 Grant Application is July 14, 2017.

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 36 in Hollywood, FL.

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 is also posted there and to our YouTube Channel.

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

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

You Can Help! 

We are pleased to announce that this year we have SIX marketing groups ready to match donations made by their members! 

Between now and June 30, 2017, your contribution to the Foundation will be matched by your marketing group! We are thrilled to share that SIX marketing groups have already agreed to participate in the matching donation program. You can donate online here and simply indicate which marketing group should match your donation in the "in memory of" section. Or if you would like to mail or fax your donation, select a form from the Donate page of this website.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 2016 Donors! For a complete list, please review the list of Donors and Grant Recipients 2016!

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!

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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