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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Paws With A Cause

Training Assistance Dogs nationally for people with disabilities

four stars

92.76

4646 South Division Street Wayland, MI 49348
tel: (616) 877-7297   Web Site
EIN: 38-2370342

Board Leadership
Greg Bonner
Board Chair

CEO
Michele Suchovsky
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.76 four stars
  Financial 90.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs.

PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog Teams through education and advocacy.

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs.

PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog Teams through education and advocacy.

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Financial

four stars

90.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Paws With A Cause on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Paws With A Cause on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Paws With A Cause (MI) 92.76 four stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 96.93 four stars
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 98.44 four stars
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 95.93 four stars
NEADS Inc. (MA) 96.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,626,640
   Federated Campaigns $619,532
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,246,172
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,246,172
   Other Revenue $716,083
TOTAL REVENUE $4,962,255
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,742,354
   Administrative Expenses $330,017
   Fundraising Expenses $505,904
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,578,275
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $383,980
   
Net Assets $5,584,908

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Paws With A Cause has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 92.76 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 91.46 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 94.05 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.59 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.78 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 85.09 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 84.24 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.28 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 75.09 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 81.26 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.46 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 75.44 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2009 81.74 three stars
2007-06 02/01/2008 84.80 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 90.29 four stars
2005-06 01/01/2006 93.27 four stars
2004-06 01/05/2005 87.99 three stars
2003-06 01/01/2004 89.47 three stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 93.56 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 96.95 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 38-2370342
Name in IRS Master File PAWS WITH A CAUSE
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 September, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$12,114 0.26% Michele Suchovsky Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$110,792 2.41% Michael D. Sapp Sr. Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Paws With A Cause (MI) 92.76 four stars
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (CA) 92.51 four stars
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 90.99 four stars
Patriot Paws Service Dogs (TX) 93.26 four stars
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division Street
Wayland, MI 49348
tel: (616) 877-7297
EIN: 38-2370342

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Board Leadership

Greg Bonner
Board Chair

CEO

Michele Suchovsky
Chief Executive Officer

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