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 deadline for 2017 has passed. Completed grant applications are currently undergoing staff review.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.

2016 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 ChannelVisit this page to see previous Grant Recipients (2009-2015).

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 - The Silent Auction is Coming Soon!

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation hosts an online Silent Auction each year, followed by a Live Auction at the Annual Meeting. The Silent Auction will open on October 15 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 17.

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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