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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers

In-home service animals for people living with disabilities

four stars

91.69

541 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02134
tel: (617) 787-4419   Web Site
EIN: 13-3146988

Board Leadership
Robert Sanders
Chair

CEO
Megan Talbert
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.69 four stars
  Financial 88.26 three 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

three stars

88.26

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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.39
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 91.69 four stars
Can Do Canines (MN) 96.64 four stars
Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 100.00 four stars
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 93.74 four stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 86.27 three stars

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Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled is a non-profit organization that helps adults with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments live more independent and engaged lives. We do this by providing them, free of charge, with a unique service animal: a highly trained capuchin monkey to help with their daily tasks. The only organization of our kind, we raise and train these special service animals, carefully match them with appropriate recipients across the nation, and provide active support and care for the duration of each placement.

Since 1979, Helping Hands and our monkey helpers have given recipients the priceless gifts of greater independence, companionship, and hope.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,042,857
   Federated Campaigns $58,379
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,101,236
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,101,236
   Other Revenue $139,753
TOTAL REVENUE $1,240,989
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,174,121
   Administrative Expenses $121,486
   Fundraising Expenses $169,477
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,465,084
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-224,095
   
Net Assets $3,885,550

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
Training Program $537,495 45.8%
Placement Program $454,849 38.7%
Education Program $140,376 12.0%

Ratings History
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.69 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.96 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.18 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 95.26 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 94.48 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 96.08 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 90.29 four 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 13-3146988
Name in IRS Master File HELPING HANDS SIMIAN AIDES FOR THE DISABLED INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$125,851 8.59% Megan Talbert President

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled is a non-profit organization that helps adults with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments live more independent and engaged lives. We do this by providing them, free of charge, with a unique service animal: a highly trained capuchin monkey to help with their daily tasks. The only organization of our kind, we raise and train these special service animals, carefully match them with appropriate recipients across the nation, and provide active support and care for the duration of each placement.

Since 1979, Helping Hands and our monkey helpers have given recipients the priceless gifts of greater independence, companionship, and hope.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 91.69 four stars
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 92.92 four stars
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 86.55 three stars
Dogs for the Deaf (OR) 93.78 four stars
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 89.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers
541 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02134
tel: (617) 787-4419
fax: (617) 787-5665
EIN: 13-3146988

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Board Leadership

Robert Sanders
Chair

CEO

Megan Talbert
Executive Director

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