Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Freedom Service Dogs of America

"Transforming lives since 1987!"

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four stars

93.15

7193 S Dillon Ct Englewood, CO 80112
tel: (303) 922-6231   Web Site
EIN: 84-1068936

Board Leadership
Tom Scanlan
Chairman

CEO
Michele Ostrander
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.15 four stars
  Financial 91.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Freedom Service Dogs of America (FSD) is a nonprofit organization that unleashes the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. Our clients include children, veterans and active-duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress.

Since being founded in 1987, FSD has paired hundreds of client-dog teams-using dogs primarily sourced from shelters and rescues-at no cost to the client. FSD provides a lifetime of support for its client-dog teams, including ongoing training, post-placement follow-up, annual recertification, and advocacy efforts.

Freedom Service Dogs of America (FSD) is a nonprofit organization that unleashes the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. Our clients include children, veterans and active-duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress.

Since being founded in 1987, FSD has paired hundreds of client-dog teams-using dogs primarily sourced from shelters and rescues-at no cost to the client. FSD provides a lifetime of support for its client-dog teams, including ongoing training, post-placement follow-up, annual recertification, and advocacy efforts.

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Financial

four stars

91.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.73
  Program Expenses Growth 30.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Freedom Service Dogs of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Freedom Service Dogs of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,263,692
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $213,320
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $82,000
Total Contributions $4,559,012
   Program Service Revenue $38,004
Total Primary Revenue $4,597,016
   Other Revenue $365,154
TOTAL REVENUE $4,962,170
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,334,395
   Administrative Expenses $119,291
   Fundraising Expenses $434,034
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,887,720
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,074,450
   
Net Assets $7,929,510

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,380 5.20% Michele Ostrander President & CEO

Mission

Freedom Service Dogs of America (FSD) is a nonprofit organization that unleashes the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. Our clients include children, veterans and active-duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress.

Since being founded in 1987, FSD has paired hundreds of client-dog teams-using dogs primarily sourced from shelters and rescues-at no cost to the client. FSD provides a lifetime of support for its client-dog teams, including ongoing training, post-placement follow-up, annual recertification, and advocacy efforts.

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Charity Contact Info

Freedom Service Dogs of America
7193 S Dillon Ct
Englewood, CO 80112
tel: (303) 922-6231
fax: (303) 922-6234
EIN: 84-1068936

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Board Leadership

Tom Scanlan
Chairman

CEO

Michele Ostrander
President and CEO