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Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

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95.21

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 95.21
  Financial 93.23
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

93.23

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.
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  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.07
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
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) 95.21
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 86.55
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 97.34
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 90.12
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 88.35

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Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation works to breed and train high quality German shepherds for use in guiding the blind, for police work, and placement of these dogs with their blind partners. Since its beginning in 1960, this organization has reached out and touched thousands of clients' and family members' lives. Today, Fidelco is an internationally-recognized leader in the guide dog industry. The Fidelco German shepherd was created from Bavarian stock. It is an outstanding and exclusive product of selective breeding from strong working lines and has evolved to be truly a breed within a breed. Our dogs possess the characteristics of the ideal working guide: intelligence, temperament, stamina and stability.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,336,061
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $101,925
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,437,986
   Program Service Revenue $124,754
Total Primary Revenue $5,562,740
   Other Revenue $1,294,559
TOTAL REVENUE $6,857,299
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,827,749
   Administrative Expenses $614,833
   Fundraising Expenses $293,145
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,735,727
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,121,572
   
Net Assets $23,933,438

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 $3,827,749 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.21
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/02/2015 94.66
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.22
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.64
2012-12 02/01/2014 86.62
2011-12 06/01/2013 84.76
2010-12 12/23/2011 81.13
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.44
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 73.11
2008-12 02/01/2010 97.37
2007-12 11/01/2008 97.93
2006-12 09/01/2007 95.34
2005-12 10/01/2006 94.96
2004-12 10/01/2005 82.67
2003-12 10/01/2004 84.12
2002-12 10/01/2003 79.79
2001-12 04/15/2003 68.35
2000-12 04/15/2002 78.14

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 December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$199,350 4.20% Eliot Russman CEO & Executive Director

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation works to breed and train high quality German shepherds for use in guiding the blind, for police work, and placement of these dogs with their blind partners. Since its beginning in 1960, this organization has reached out and touched thousands of clients' and family members' lives. Today, Fidelco is an internationally-recognized leader in the guide dog industry. The Fidelco German shepherd was created from Bavarian stock. It is an outstanding and exclusive product of selective breeding from strong working lines and has evolved to be truly a breed within a breed. Our dogs possess the characteristics of the ideal working guide: intelligence, temperament, stamina and stability.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (CT) 95.21
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 91.60
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (CA) 90.59
Paws With A Cause (MI) 90.59
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 86.27

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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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