The Miami Lighthouse Board, a diverse and dynamic group of volunteers, provides leadership and support to ensure the vitality of the organization.
Miami Lighthouse's CEO and Management Team is dedicated to offering the most effective, state-of-the-art techniques and care to persons who are blind or visually impaired, as well as its new initiative in eye wellness.
The Young Professionals of the Lighthouse (YPOL) was launched in 2003 to establish volunteerism and activism among professionals between 25-40 years of age. Their social gatherings, held throughout the year, promote networking and fundraising for Miami Lighthouse programs and special projects.
Founded in 1931 as the Florida Association of Workers for the Blind, Miami Lighthouse is Florida's largest and oldest organization serving the needs of the blind and visually impaired. Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages.
Read the Lantern, Miami Lighthouse's audio and text newsletter.
Read about Client Satisfaction Surveys, our Points of Pride and Awards and Recognitions Miami Lighthouse has received.
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience.
Click here for Website Accessibility Statement
Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.
Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned eleven consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.
Miami Lighthouse has earned the Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.
Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.
Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.
Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.
Miami Lighthouse received United Homecareďż˝s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.
Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.