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Can Do Canines

Our assistance dogs fetch amazing things

four stars

96.64

9440 Science Center Drive Minneapolis, MN 55428
tel: (763) 331-3000   Web Site
EIN: 41-1594165

Board Leadership
Robert White
President

CEO
Alan Peters
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.64 four stars
  Financial 97.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. We envision a future in which every person who needs and wants an assistance dog can have one. In 1987 we incorporated as the Companion Dog Connection, Inc. Over time we increased our service area to include Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, and Iowa and added new services, providing assistance dogs to people with seizure disorders, children with autism, and people with diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness. We provide the training and placement services free of charge to our clients. We will also consider keeping a relationship together and training a client's pet dog. We work with local shelters and rescue organizations to identify dogs suitable for assistance dog work. We have a social justice initiative where we work with inmates in Waseca Women's Federal Prison and Faribault State Prison for puppy raising.

Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. We envision a future in which every person who needs and wants an assistance dog can have one. In 1987 we incorporated as the Companion Dog Connection, Inc. Over time we increased our service area to include Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, and Iowa and added new services, providing assistance dogs to people with seizure disorders, children with autism, and people with diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness. We provide the training and placement services free of charge to our clients. We will also consider keeping a relationship together and training a client's pet dog. We work with local shelters and rescue organizations to identify dogs suitable for assistance dog work. We have a social justice initiative where we work with inmates in Waseca Women's Federal Prison and Faribault State Prison for puppy raising.

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Financial

four stars

97.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.19
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Can Do Canines on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Can Do Canines on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Can Do Canines (MN) 96.64 four stars
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (NY) 85.36 three stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 89.33 three stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 91.43 four stars
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 93.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,147,409
   Federated Campaigns $66,992
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,214,401
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,214,401
   Other Revenue $244,314
TOTAL REVENUE $1,458,715
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,235,479
   Administrative Expenses $74,738
   Fundraising Expenses $145,811
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,456,028
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,687
   
Net Assets $4,077,931

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
Assistance Dog Training Services $1,053,663 85.3%
Puppy Raising and Dog Acquisition $145,610 11.8%
Public Education $36,206 2.9%

Ratings History
Can Do Canines has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 96.64 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.48 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 92.12 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.83 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 86.92 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 87.24 three stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 83.93 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 41-1594165
Name in IRS Master File CAN DO CANINES
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 February, 1988
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
$69,579 4.77% Alan Peters Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Can Do Canines (MN) 96.64 four stars
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 93.74 four stars
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (CT) 96.67 four stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 91.43 four stars
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Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55428
tel: (763) 331-3000
fax: (763) 331-3009
EIN: 41-1594165

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Board Leadership

Robert White
President

CEO

Alan Peters
Executive Director

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