The Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a 501c3 corporation that is funded by private philanthropic support from corporations, private grants, fundraisers, individual donors, and trust funds. No funding is provided by state or federal taxing entities.  Please consider making an online donation today by clicking on the Donate button at the bottom of this page.

Our Board Members volunteer their time for fundraising, programs, and other areas to help the Center run. Oftentimes we run short of “person-power” and would love to involve more people in the community who are interested in helping!

Check out the Calendar of Events page for any current or upcoming fundraisers.



The Center depends on the generous donation of time and physical labor from local organizations and volunteers.  The Center is always in need of volunteers to help with the following tasks:

  • serving meals or serve as guides to the blind and visually impaired
  • assisting office staff
  • helping with fundraisers
  • helping with classes at the Center
  • helping with indoor and outdoor maintenance
  • a variety of other projects.

Volunteer Training is provided


Credit/Debit Card or PayPal

  • Just click the “donate” button below for a one-time or recurring donation. Thank you for your support!

Caterpillar Foundation: Caterpillar Cares

Kroger Card 

  • Did you know you can register your Kroger card so a percentage of what you spend goes to the CICBVI? It is super simple: grab your card (or use your alternate Kroger ID) and follow the instructions at the Kroger website link below.
  • Kroger Community Rewards Link

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The CICBVI has received GuideStar’s Gold Seal of Transparency for our Nonprofit Profile!