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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers

In-home service animals for people living with disabilities

three stars

84.88

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

Board Leadership
Robert Sanders
Chair

CEO
Angela Lett
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.88 three stars
  Financial 78.62 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

two stars

78.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.98
  Program Expenses Growth -2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.1%
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) 84.88 three stars
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (NY) 86.55 three stars
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 95.32 four stars
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (CA) 94.02 four stars
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 95.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $793,465
   Federated Campaigns $40,343
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $833,808
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $833,808
   Other Revenue $145,767
TOTAL REVENUE $979,575
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,088,619
   Administrative Expenses $91,334
   Fundraising Expenses $180,731
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,360,684
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-381,109
   
Net Assets $3,379,635

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 $489,827 45.0%
Placement Program $296,636 27.2%
Education Program $213,566 19.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 84.88 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.66 three stars
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,077 7.94% Angela Lett Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$48,875 3.59% Megan Talbert Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 84.88 three stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 94.02 four stars
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 100.00 four stars
Can Do Canines (MN) 98.04 four stars
Paws With A Cause (MI) 91.46 four 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

Angela Lett
Interim Executive Director

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