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The Seeing Eye

Independence and dignity since 1929

three stars

87.00

10 Washington Valley Road Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 539-4425   Web Site
EIN: 22-1539721

Board Leadership
Peter N. Crnkovich
Chairman of the Board

CEO
James A. Kutsch
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.00 three stars
  Financial 81.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1929, The Seeing Eye has partnered with people who are blind who seek to enhance their independence, dignity, and self-confidence through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. About 14,000 of these specially bred and trained dogs have brought a new level of mobility, safety, and self-sufficiency to almost 8,000 men and women. Our students - people who are blind or visually impaired - come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing Eye dog.

Since 1929, The Seeing Eye has partnered with people who are blind who seek to enhance their independence, dignity, and self-confidence through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. About 14,000 of these specially bred and trained dogs have brought a new level of mobility, safety, and self-sufficiency to almost 8,000 men and women. Our students - people who are blind or visually impaired - come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing Eye dog.

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Financial

three stars

81.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.40
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Seeing Eye on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Seeing Eye on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 87.00 three stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 94.02 four stars
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 87.66 three stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 90.80 four stars
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 86.47 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,835,912
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $102,776
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,938,688
   Program Service Revenue $106,725
Total Primary Revenue $17,045,413
   Other Revenue $20,270,781
TOTAL REVENUE $37,316,194
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,831,598
   Administrative Expenses $1,607,401
   Fundraising Expenses $2,990,520
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,429,519
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,886,675
   
Net Assets $248,235,155

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
Canine Health and Development $12,108,983 53.0%
Dog Training and Student Instructions $7,609,350 33.3%
Student Services $2,241,945 9.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 10/01/2017 87.00 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 85.58 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.87 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 89.32 three stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 83.27 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 86.09 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 82.02 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 82.85 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 06/01/2011 76.48 two stars
2009-09 08/01/2010 84.73 three stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 89.29 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 89.24 three stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 93.74 four stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 81.15 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 86.01 three stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 94.07 four stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 98.09 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 96.93 four stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 89.82 three 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 22-1539721
Name in IRS Master File THE SEEING EYE 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 (916) Cafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, etc.
(59) Other school related activities
(922) Endowment fund or financial services
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 January, 1935
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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
$332,160 1.21% James A. Kutsch Jr President And CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 87.00 three stars
Paws With A Cause (MI) 94.05 four stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 89.33 three stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 90.80 four stars
NEADS World Class Service Dogs (MA) 92.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Seeing Eye
10 Washington Valley Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 539-4425
fax: (973) 539-0922
EIN: 22-1539721

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 375
Morristown, NJ 07963

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Board Leadership

Peter N. Crnkovich
Chairman of the Board

CEO

James A. Kutsch
President, CEO

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