Helping blind and visually impaired children prepare for adulthood requires specialized instruction, technology and certified instructors. The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) utilizes charitable donations, land grants and additional funding resources to provide New Mexico’s children with the assistance they need to lead successful lives. And the NMSVBI Foundation provides the funding needed to fill the gaps that public assistance can’t.
NMSBVI relies on the NMSBVI Foundation’s work in securing additional funding—annual donations, corporate giving—to provide New Mexico’s visually impaired and blind children with the help they need. Funding is needed to provide educators, technology and other ways of allowing our students to work and live in a sighted world.
Students with visual impairment and blindness have unique learning needs; NMSBVI provides the unique teaching solutions that help our students’ access learning and progress towards independence. This includes educational milestones, job training, independent living experiences and other services.
The Foundation provides additional funding for educators, technology, Braille materials and the attention that each student needs to succeed. Residential programs, low vision clinics, early childhood intervention and other programs are part of how we prepare New Mexico’s visually impaired and blind children.
Supporting New Mexico’s Youth
NMSBVI is a land-grand school and we receive funding through New Mexico’s land trust every year. However, NMSBVI is the only place in New Mexico that provides low vision care and services. They serve thousands of children every year. Expanding enrollment and statewide programming needs far outstrip the funds we receive from the land trust.
Contact us today at and learn how your tax-deductible donation can help the visually impaired children in New Mexico.