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    Guide Dogs for the Blind
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    Guide Dogs for the Blind

     
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    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    350 Los Ranchitos Road
    San Rafael CA 94903
    Mail donations to:P.O. Box 151200San Rafael CA 94915

    San Rafael CA | IRS ruling year: 1955 | EIN: 94-1196195  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) harnesses the power of partnerships--connecting people, dogs, and communities--to transform the lives of individuals with visual impai ... (More)
     

    Rating Information

    rating
    Great

    This charity's score is 100%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 74% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 16% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings

    Rating Report

    Accountability & Finance
    Score

    100

    Most Recent Fiscal Year:
    FY 2023
    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    Key Accountability Metrics

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    Majority Independent Board Members - 90% independent members
    10 out of 10 points
    Independent Board Size - 9 independent members
    10 out of 10 points
    Financial Statements - Audit and Oversight Committee
    20 out of 20 points
    Material Diversion of Assets - None
    20 out of 20 points

    Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

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    No Credit
    Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed
    5 out of 5 points
    Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed
    5 out of 5 points
    Whistleblower Policy - Listed
    5 out of 5 points
    Document Retention and Destruction - Listed
    5 out of 5 points
    Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes
    5 out of 5 points
    Tax Form Distributed to Board Before Filing - Listed
    5 out of 5 points
    Loans to/from Officers - None
    5 out of 5 points

    Website Disclosures

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    No Credit
    Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed
    5 out of 5 points

    Financial Metrics

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    Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 7.43%
    25 out of 25 points
    Program Expense: Ratio - 76.94%
    25 out of 25 points
    Fundraising Efficiency: Ratio - $0.21
    25 out of 25 points
    Working Capital: Ratio - 8.47 years
    25 out of 25 points

    Additional Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available