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K9s for Warriors

Providing service dogs to military veterans

four stars

96.10

114 Camp K9 Road Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
tel: (904) 686-1956   Web Site
EIN: 27-5219467

Board Leadership
Young Edward “Chipper” Hall, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Rory Diamond
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.10 four stars
  Financial 96.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

K9s For Warriors is the nation's largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. Our program is unique, and no other organization operates like K9s For Warriors. Every warrior that walks through the door is family. We provide them with a Service Canine, equipment, training, certification, seminars, legal instruction, vet care, housing, home cooked meals, unconditional love and listening, and life-time of wrap-around services (including available life-long healthcare for their dogs).

K9s For Warriors is the nation's largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. Our program is unique, and no other organization operates like K9s For Warriors. Every warrior that walks through the door is family. We provide them with a Service Canine, equipment, training, certification, seminars, legal instruction, vet care, housing, home cooked meals, unconditional love and listening, and life-time of wrap-around services (including available life-long healthcare for their dogs).

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of research studies that use methods that alleviate or minimize potential pain, suffering, or distress and enhance animal welfare for the animals used
1
Number of new clients within the past 12 months
122
Number of animals rescued
257
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.97
  Program Expenses Growth 19.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by K9s for Warriors on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by K9s for Warriors on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
K9s for Warriors (FL) 96.10 four stars
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 86.45 three stars
USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia (VA) 92.09 four stars
Building Homes for Heroes (NY) 93.42 four stars
USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (VA) 90.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,902,080
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,902,080
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,902,080
   Other Revenue $206,939
TOTAL REVENUE $11,109,019
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,459,643
   Administrative Expenses $245,106
   Fundraising Expenses $815,951
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,520,700
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,588,319
   
Net Assets $28,003,613

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
Rescuing and Training Service Dogs $4,459,643 100.0%

Ratings History
K9s for Warriors has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 96.10 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 96.13 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 27-5219467
Name in IRS Master File K9S FOR WARRIORS INC
NTEE Code D99
NTEE Classification Animal-Related N.E.C.
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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, 2011
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$170,142 3.08% Rory Diamond CEO $63,000

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
K9s for Warriors (FL) 96.10 four stars
USO of Illinois (IL) 93.15 four stars
Operation First Response (VA) 91.16 four stars
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 86.45 three stars
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (MO) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

K9s for Warriors
114 Camp K9 Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
tel: (904) 686-1956
fax: (904) 686-1957
EIN: 27-5219467

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Board Leadership

Young Edward “Chipper” Hall, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Rory Diamond
Chief Executive Officer

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