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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

84.94

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

Board Leadership
Robert Sanders
Chairman

CEO
Diane S. Nahabedian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.94 three stars
  Financial 78.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers is a non-profit organization that, for more than 40 years, has helped adults with mobility issues by providing them with a capuchin service monkey to help with their daily tasks. We raised and trained them, carefully matched them with recipients, and provided support for the lifetime of each placement. In 2021 we made the difficult decision to cease our training/placement services. We will use our vast knowledge to transition to an organization providing global insight into the human-animal bond.

Our commitment to every animal in our program is of critical importance and we will continue to support our current recipients, special care homes, and older monkeys.

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers is a non-profit organization that, for more than 40 years, has helped adults with mobility issues by providing them with a capuchin service monkey to help with their daily tasks. We raised and trained them, carefully matched them with recipients, and provided support for the lifetime of each placement. In 2021 we made the difficult decision to cease our training/placement services. We will use our vast knowledge to transition to an organization providing global insight into the human-animal bond.

Our commitment to every animal in our program is of critical importance and we will continue to support our current recipients, special care homes, and older monkeys.

Financial

two stars

78.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.11
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.3%
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.

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Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 84.94 three stars
The Gentle Barn (CA) 90.90 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,417,624
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,417,624
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,417,624
   Other Revenue $182,721
TOTAL REVENUE $1,600,345
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,051,410
   Administrative Expenses $134,979
   Fundraising Expenses $108,566
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,294,955
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $305,390
   
Net Assets $3,340,331

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 $431,958 41.1%
Education Program $213,736 20.3%
Placement Program $208,213 19.8%
Retirement Program $197,503 18.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 84.94 three stars
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 September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,001 8.64% Angela Lett Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 84.94 three stars
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DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 89.39 three stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 93.00 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
Chairman

CEO

Diane S. Nahabedian
Executive Director

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