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Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind

Improving the quality of life for blind people

four stars

92.92

968 Easton Road Suite H
Warrington, PA 18976
tel: (215) 343-9100   Web Site
EIN: 23-2519029

Board Leadership
Norman L. Leventhal
President & Co-Founder

CEO
Michael Leventhal
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
90.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.78
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 92.92 four stars
Can Do Canines (MN) 96.64 four stars
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 86.55 three stars
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 87.00 three stars
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 92.64 four stars

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The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind began operations on January 1, 1991 with just one objective -- to help blind people in Israel to achieve independence and mobility through the use of guide dogs. The mission of the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind is to improve the quality of life of blind people by providing them with safe mobility, independence and self-confidence through the faithful assistance of guide dogs. Israel has over 24,000 registered blind people, although unofficial estimates place this figure much higher. Of these, about 250 are guide dog assisted, but this number is growing steadily as the number of graduates from the Center increases annually.

In 2013 we formalized our Special Needs Companion program, where we give dogs that are not selected for guide dog training to people in need. Our largest group are children with autism, followed by soldiers with PTSD, children with blindness, or others with Special Needs. All of our dogs go on to help someone!

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,838,757
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,838,757
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,838,757
   Other Revenue $657,022
TOTAL REVENUE $2,495,779
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,439,854
   Administrative Expenses $103,417
   Fundraising Expenses $79,295
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,622,566
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $873,213
   
Net Assets $12,070,436

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Fundraising to Train Guide Dogs $1,439,854 100.0%

Ratings History
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 92.92 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 99.41 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 99.37 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 97.07 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 89.47 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 83.17 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-2519029
Name in IRS Master File ISRAEL GUIDE DOG CENTER FOR THE BLIND
NTEE Code P11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,000 5.23% Michael J. Leventhal Executive Director

The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind began operations on January 1, 1991 with just one objective -- to help blind people in Israel to achieve independence and mobility through the use of guide dogs. The mission of the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind is to improve the quality of life of blind people by providing them with safe mobility, independence and self-confidence through the faithful assistance of guide dogs. Israel has over 24,000 registered blind people, although unofficial estimates place this figure much higher. Of these, about 250 are guide dog assisted, but this number is growing steadily as the number of graduates from the Center increases annually.

In 2013 we formalized our Special Needs Companion program, where we give dogs that are not selected for guide dog training to people in need. Our largest group are children with autism, followed by soldiers with PTSD, children with blindness, or others with Special Needs. All of our dogs go on to help someone!

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 92.92 four stars
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (CA) 90.59 four stars
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 91.69 four stars
Dogs for the Deaf (OR) 93.78 four stars
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 86.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind
968 Easton Road
Suite H
Warrington, PA 18976
tel: (215) 343-9100
fax: (215) 343-9199
EIN: 23-2519029

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Board Leadership

Norman L. Leventhal
President & Co-Founder

CEO

Michael Leventhal
Executive Director

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