IBCF invests in children with visual impairments so each child will thrive in school and in daily life.
The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation (IBCF) is a philanthropic foundation that supports the unique work and programs of the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI). The Foundation was formed in 1993 by staff, community members, and parents of students at ISBVI as a separate 501 C-3 non-profit organization. IBCF raises additional funding for the needs of approximately 450 students from ages 3 to age 22 impacted by ISBVI each year. Since its inception, IBCF has focused on raising money to support academics at ISBVI. Over the course of time, IBCF has extended its focus to impact all facets of the students’ intellectual, social, and emotional lives. To help children impacted by ISBVI thrive and be successful, the IBCF Board of Trustees and staff designated five areas on which to focus fundraising and visibility efforts: arts and music; assistive technology; career development; family engagement; and health and wellness programs.
Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
- 2021: Program support for the ‘Nothing About Us Without Us!’ digital awareness and education campaign led by students to educate the community about the abilities of individuals with visual impairments.