The National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.

We receive no funding from government agencies or the United Way. The contributions of individuals, corporate/foundation grants, the Community Shares of Minnesota (CSM), and fund raising by members finance all of our programs. Our income is from the following sources:

  • Individuals 78%
  • Grants 18%
  • Investments 4%

The Minnesota Attorney General and Minnesota Charities Review Council recommend that at least 70% of contributions go to the charity's programs. NFBM does much better than that, with nearly all contributions spent directly on our programs helping blind people change what it means to be blind. Contributions to the NFBM are spent as follows:

  • Programs 95%
  • Management 4%
  • Fundraising 1%

No contributions go to professional fund raisers. Our fund raising expense is so low because we do it ourselves, as volunteers.

All contributors and funders can be confident that their continued support will directly help blind people, not fund raisers or highly-paid executives.

Read our latest financial documents:

Charities Review Council Meets Standards Seal

NFBM has been reviewed by the Charities Review Council and is proud to have met its Accountability Standards. To read our charity review report, visit the Charities Review Council at

The National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota
is a Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation that meets
good-giving standards.
Donations to it are fully tax-deductible
charitable contributions.

Please help us help blind people by making a financial contribution in one of the following ways:

Mail your contribution to:

National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota
100 East 22nd Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Directly online by clicking on the Donate Now button.

Donate Now Button

Through your employer's payroll deduction program.

  • As a member of Community Shares of Minnesota, NFBM receives part of your contribution.
    Community Shares of Minnesota member logo

  • United Way payroll deductions can be directed to NFBM through the United Way's Donor Choice Program. Simply ask your United Way contact at work for a Donor Designation Form and write in National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota.

  • Federal employees can support NFBM by giving cash, check, or payroll deduction contributions through the Combined Federal Campaign, see for information.

Information About Those We Work With:


Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND, Inc.)

State Services for the Blind

Products That Help Blind People

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