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ESSILOR VISION FOUNDATION

 13515 N. Stemmons Fwy
 Dallas, TX 75234
[P] (214) 496-4316
[F] (972) 764-7507
www.essilorvisionfoundation.org
www.kidsvisionforlife.org
[email protected]
Jayci Giaccone
FOUNDED: 2007
INCORPORATED: 2007
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Organization DBA Kids Vision for Life Orange County
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-1174387 --

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

To eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences.

Mission Statement

To eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $7,425,000.00
Projected Revenue $7,425,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Kids Vision For Life

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Overview


Mission Statement

To eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences.

Background Statement

Essilor Vision Foundation is a 501(c)(3) operating public charity, founded in 2007 by Essilor of America, with the mission to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences. To fulfill the mission, EVF has established strategic, local partnerships in communities throughout the United States to increase access to vision screenings, eye exams and new prescription eyeglasses. In 2008, EVF’s first program, Kids Vision for Life, was launched, and since then EVF has added an Employee Engagement program as well as Special Initiatives, which supports collaborative efforts with groups engaged in vision health. Employee Engagement fosters a “Culture of Giving” for Essilor employees through volunteering, partnering and donating. To-date, over 120 employees have contributed their time and talents to programs nationwide. EVF Special Initiatives offer opportunities for EVF to partner with organizations looking to provide or enhance a current vision services program impacting students. EVF partners with Special Olympics, where they provide the prescription lenses for glasses and sports goggles to all participating athletes through the Opening Eyes initiative led by Lions Club International.

Kids Vision for Life—the cornerstone community program of EVF—was launched in 2008 and provides vision services to low-income students at no cost to the family through mobile clinics at the schools, school vision days, community vision fests and other special events. In addition to increasing access to vision services in local schools, Kids Vision for Life trusts that correcting vision early in a child’s life will help bridge the gap between a child’s ability to see well and the child’s ability to read and learn at capacity.

Whether in directly serving the needs of underserved students through Kids Vision for Life, fostering our employee-based culture of giving or supporting other vital community programs, EVF works to expand its outreach to eliminate poor vision and its deleterious effects.


Impact Statement

Since 2012, Kids Vision for Life has provided vision services to nearly 15,000 students in Orange County. Kids Vision for Life-Orange County (Kids Vision for Life-OC) collaborates with the Alcon Foundation, Marshall B. Ketchum College of Optometry (formerly Southern California College of Optometry), Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County (CHI-OC) and Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) to provide vision services to area schools. In 2015, a collaboration of seven organizations, led by EVF, was awarded a mulit-year grant to provide culturally appropriate vision services to 25,000 low-income children for the CalOptima health system. Nationally, in a total of 15 territories and over 1,000 schools, Kids Vision for Life has provided more than 446,266 screenings, 130,342 eye exams and 117,357 new prescription glasses to children in need since its creation; 30% of the figures delivered last year alone nearly tripling the prior year served.  With its strong presence in the Orange County community, the Kids Vision for Life program will extend its outreach and continue to build sustainable funders interested in expanding the program’s impact in the region. 

Kids Vision for Life Orange County seeks to achieve the following goals: Increase access to vision services for low-income, underserved students in targeted public schools in Orange County, Raise community awareness about the vision needs of children and the importance of maintaining good eye health and Improve the vision and academic potential of disadvantaged children in these communities


Needs Statement

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vision impairment is one of the most prevalent disabling conditions among children in the US. Research from the Vision Impact Institute indicates that 25% of school age children have a vision impairment. Nearsightedness, or myopia, is the most common refractive error of the eye, and it has become widespread in recent years. With early detection it is estimated that upwards of 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured. However, detection is often limited by basic access to services, as research from the Campaign for Educational Equity reports that low income youth are at a greater risk of unrecognized and untreated vision problems and have a higher rate of unmet needs for vision care services.

While vision screenings are widespread in the nation’s schools, these efforts often lack follow-up because of barriers common to low-income families. Limited financial resources, insufficient insurance coverage and lack of transportation are primary barriers to access for many low-income families.

We specifically have funding needs to continue and expand vision services for area youth and for transportation costs to bus students between the optometrist or central examination location. We estimate it costs upwards of $100.00 per child to connect vision services directly with the students. This cost will provide, a vision screening, an eye exam and a new pair of prescription eyeglasses to students in need.

CEO Statement

Through early intervention of vision correction, EVF's Kids Vision for Life in Orange County intends to enhance the student’s academic ability—when a student’s vision is corrected the capacity to see is improved and ability to learn may be increased.  Our goals are to: Increase access to vision services for low-income, underserved students in targeted public schools in Orange County; Raise community awareness about the vision needs of children and the importance of maintaining good eye health; and, Improve the vision and academic potential of low-income children in Orange County.

In addition to increasing access to vision services in local schools, Kids Vision for Life trusts that correcting vision early in a child’s life will help bridge the gap between a child’s ability to see well and the child’s ability to read and learn at capacity.
 
The approach is to continue strategic partnerships and coalitions to recruit volunteers and build sustainable funders interested in furthering the meaningful work of vision correction for area students.

Funding supports expansion within Orange County schools to provide additional exams for students in need. As EVF strives to build programs to combat poor vision and its lifelong consequences, new partnerships. volunteers and funding are vital to strengthening the health of Orange County students and their learning opportunities.

 

Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

No matter what your level of experience is, we need volunteers at our vision screenings and clinics. We need help with registration of students and assisting our various professionals in the many tasks throughout the day.

If you are interested in a more technical role, we provide vision screening certification courses.

To volunteer: https://www.essilorvisionfoundation.org/myevf/volunteer.php

It is through the many generous donations, both large and small, that provide opportunities for our programs across the nation.

If you are with a foundation or organization that is interested in partnering, please contact Jayci Giaccone at [email protected]


Geographic Area Served

Throughout the United States

Orange County, California
Dallas/Fort Worth,Texas
Central Texas
Houston, Texas
St. Louis, Missouri
Duval County, Florida 

Organization Categories

  1. Health Care - Community Clinics
  2. Human Services - Human Services
  3. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools

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Programs


Kids Vision For Life

Kids Vision For Life is a program that provides free vision care for children who otherwise can not afford it.  We work with low-income elementary schools in a particular market where we can bring together business leaders, other non-profits, companies and volunteers to form a coalition of people who all believe the children in their community need to be provided good vision care.  We work with the local schools to identify those schools who need assistance with annual vision screenings and for those children who do not have any vision insurance and who have failed their state vision test, we bring a local eye doctor to the school with portable examination units, or transport the students to a central location for exams.  The children who need eyeglasses are fit with new frames. The frames are sent to an Essilor of America laboratory for manufacturing and returned to the school and adjusted for each student.
Budget  $200,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment Services
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  All students who are screened and require a vision exam and glasses will receive services at no cost to the family.
Program Long-Term Success  With funding, we can expand our program to many low-income elementary schools throughout the US and eliminate vision impairment in elementary age students.
Program Success Monitored By  Monthly report cards to the Board and the Advisory Committee
Examples of Program Success 

Through early intervention of vision correction, we intend to enhance the student’s academic ability—when a student’s vision is corrected his capacity to see is improved and ability to learn may be increased. In a recent study conducted by Southern Methodist University, researchers analyzed and compared changes in attendance rates and test scores over a two-year period of students who received eyeglasses through the Kids Vision for Life program. Attendance and test scores were compared between 63 students who received eyeglasses and 107 control students. The study concludes that receipt of eyeglasses had a positive impact on attendance, reading scores and math scores of children diagnosed with vision problems. We anticipate a similar benefit for students in Orange County who receive services through Kids Vision for Life.


Management


CEO/Executive Director Kimberly Schuy
CEO Term Start 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 16
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 300
Number of Contract Staff 8
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: 16
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 10
Male: 6
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. Bob Colucci
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chairman
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Bob Colucci Chairman of the Board Voting
Ms. Donna DeVarona Member Voting
Ms. Liz DiGiandomenico Member Voting
Mr. Patrick Esquerré Member Voting
Dr. Raymund King Member Voting
Mr. Eric Leonard Member Voting
Mr. David Milan Secretary Voting
Mr. Kevin Rupp Member & Treasurer Voting
Ms. Kimberly Schuy Member Voting
Mr. Joel Shannon Member & Treasurer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 60%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 31, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $7,425,000.00
Projected Expenses $7,425,000.00
Form 990s

2014 EVF 990

2013 EVF 990

2012 EVF 990

Audit Documents

2015 EVF Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $3,003,185 $2,580,023 $1,486,916
Total Expenses $3,787,133 $1,983,814 $1,518,022

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,463,608 $2,002,362 $1,128,240
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $0 $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 $0
Earned Revenue $0 $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $225 $169 $106
Membership Dues $0 $0 $0
Special Events $18,417 $44,976 $30,423
Revenue In-Kind $1,719,706 $1,498,106 $668,354
Other $-17,012 $-14,942 $-5,172

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $3,006,308 $1,700,378 $1,271,669
Administration Expense $629,431 $164,216 $139,119
Fundraising Expense $151,394 $119,220 $107,234
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.79 1.30 0.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses 79% 86% 84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 6% 6% 9%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $2,129,305 $1,551,075 $1,009,545
Current Assets $561,635 $272,211 $203,344
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $653,200 $70,542 $125,221
Total Net Assets $1,476,105 $1,480,533 $884,324

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.86 3.86 1.62

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Documents


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