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Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

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four stars

96.74

103 Vision Way Bloomfield, CT 06002
tel: (860) 243-5200   Web Site
EIN: 06-6060478

Board Leadership
Karen C. Tripp
Chairman

CEO
Eliot D. Russman
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.74 four stars
  Financial 95.39 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation's life-changing mission is to provide men and women who are blind with its elite German Shepherd guide dogs - partners in their engaged and vibrant lives - creating increased independence, safety, and mobility for all clients as they pursue their goals and dreams.

Fidelco is inspired every day by our exceptional clients. They climb Mt. Everest, win gold medals as world class athletes, serve America in the military and sacrifice on the battlefield. They educate, create documentary films, work in business and government, raise families, and advocate for those who are visually impaired.

About Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
Fidelco is an internationally accredited guide dog organization and respected expert throughout the world. For over five decades, Fidelco has bred the German Shepherd working dog. Since 1981, Fidelco has trained and placed more than 1,450 German Shepherd guide dogs across North America.

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation's life-changing mission is to provide men and women who are blind with its elite German Shepherd guide dogs - partners in their engaged and vibrant lives - creating increased independence, safety, and mobility for all clients as they pursue their goals and dreams.

Fidelco is inspired every day by our exceptional clients. They climb Mt. Everest, win gold medals as world class athletes, serve America in the military and sacrifice on the battlefield. They educate, create documentary films, work in business and government, raise families, and advocate for those who are visually impaired.

About Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
Fidelco is an internationally accredited guide dog organization and respected expert throughout the world. For over five decades, Fidelco has bred the German Shepherd working dog. Since 1981, Fidelco has trained and placed more than 1,450 German Shepherd guide dogs across North America.

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Financial

four stars

95.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.75
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (CT) 96.74 four stars
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 85.82 three stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 89.63 three stars
NEADS World Class Service Dogs (MA) 94.27 four stars
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 87.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,975,724
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $106,449
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,082,173
   Program Service Revenue $118,432
Total Primary Revenue $3,200,605
   Other Revenue $377,836
TOTAL REVENUE $3,578,441
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,575,632
   Administrative Expenses $760,302
   Fundraising Expenses $547,890
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,883,824
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,305,383
   
Net Assets $20,897,831

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 Guide Dogs $4,575,632 100.0%

Ratings History
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 96.74 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 96.67 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.03 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.21 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/02/2015 94.66 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.22 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.64 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 86.62 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 84.76 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 81.13 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.44 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 73.11 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 97.37 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 97.93 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 95.34 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 94.96 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 82.67 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 84.12 three stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 79.79 two stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 68.35 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-6060478
Name in IRS Master File FIDELCO GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code P86
NTEE Classification Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(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 August, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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
$217,826 3.70% Eliot D. Russman President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (CT) 96.74 four stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 94.02 four stars
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 85.82 three stars
NEADS World Class Service Dogs (MA) 94.27 four stars
Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 96.25 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
103 Vision Way
Bloomfield, CT 06002
tel: (860) 243-5200
fax: (860) 769-0567
EIN: 06-6060478

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Board Leadership

Karen C. Tripp
Chairman

CEO

Eliot D. Russman
President & CEO

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