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    Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

    Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...103 VISION WAY
    Bloomfield CT 06002-5322


    Bloomfield CT | IRS ruling year: 1990 | EIN: 06-6060478  


    Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation partners people who are blind with expertly bred and trained German Shepherd guide dogs, providing all clients with increased independence to improve their lives and the world around them. Fidelco guide dogs become partners in clients' engaged and vibrant lives -- providing increased independence for people as they pursue their goals and dreams.

    All Fidelco guide dogs are provided at no cost to adults who are legally blind. Fidelco guide dog recipients include advocates for people with disabilities, veterans, students, teachers, athletes, busy parents and active retirees.

    Fidelco is accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation and is a founding member of the U.S. Council of Dog Guide Schools. For over six decades, Fidelco has bred the German Shepherd Dog. Since 1981, Fidelco has trained and placed more than 1,550 German Shepherd guide dogs across North America.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 80%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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    Accountability & Finance


    Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation has earned a 80% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
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    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 16.90% - 5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 2.61 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.20 - 5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 19.80% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 13.30% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 66.70% - 4.77/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 1.97% - 1.97/10 pts

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