California Council of the Blind (Sacramento, CA)


  • Name:Gita Kevlin-Jackson
  • Title:Statewide Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:California Council of the Blind
  • Address:1303 J Street, Ste. 400
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:8002216559
  • Main fax:9164412188

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  • Mission:
  • As a statewide membership organization, CCB's mission is to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all Californians who are blind and visually impaired. Through CCB's offices in the Bay Area, Sacramento and Los Angeles, and its 40 local chapters and statewide special interest associations, the Council provides information and referral, technical assistance, advocacy, leadership development, publications, emergency funds, accessible technology loans, and scholarships.

  • Overview:
  • To maintain Statewide and local support networks and resources for Californians who are blind and visually impaired.

    To encourage and support enhanced self-esteem, self-determination, and pride among all Californians who are blind and visually impaired

    CCB is involved with promoting employment, educational and training opportunities, as well as economic security, for all Californians who are blind and visually impaired

    CCB serves as the principal California organization representing the rights, needs, interests, and concerns of all Californians who are blind and visually impaired before the California Legislature and other government entities

    CCB takes responsiblity for heightening public awareness and understanding of the potential and capabilities of all Californians who are blind and visually impaired

  • History:
  • CCB has turned 80 this year. It was begun in 1934 by five gentleman that realized there was a need for the blind & visually impaired to have a voice. From the beginning, the organization has always focused on California. To date there are 40 chapters in the California Council of the Blind's organization and CCB serves over 1,000 people. Some of the issues that CCB has been working on are:

    • Improved Braille literacy;
    • Additional college and vocational scholarships for students who are blind or visually impaired;
    • Heightened public awareness and understanding of the potential and capabilities of all Californians who are blind and visually impaired;
    • Increased funding for training conferences and conventions:
    • Funding for crisis intervention programs and services

  • Year established:1934
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:25
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:2


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:94-1265032

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:941265032
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:2143 HURLEY WAY
  • Organization City:SACRAMENTO
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:95825-3253
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1945
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):059, 160
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other school related activities, Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:H41
  • Asset Amount:$796,745
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$124,172
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$107,197
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 8:47:37 am

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