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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Seeing Eye

Independence and dignity since 1929

85.03

1 Seeing Eye Way Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 539-4425   Web Site
EIN: 22-1539721

Board Leadership
Thomas J Duffy
Chairman

CEO
Glenn Hoagland
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.03
  Financial 78.83
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

78.83

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.61
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
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.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Continual improvements to our facilities result from feedback from graduating students For example, we recently added Amazon Echo ("Alexa") units to all student dorm rooms and common areas We also are constantly prototyping and testing new harnesses, collars, leashes, and other equipment based on student feedback We have revised our dog training techniques based on graduate input about what works in the field We gather canine health data from veterinarians, graduates, puppy raisers, and others which we keep in a database accessible to staff
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 85.03
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 89.39
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 94.55
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 90.58
Can Do Canines (MN) 98.04

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,808,786
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $62,179
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,870,965
   Program Service Revenue $71,219
Total Primary Revenue $14,942,184
   Other Revenue $6,987,905
TOTAL REVENUE $21,930,089
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,032,886
   Administrative Expenses $1,561,804
   Fundraising Expenses $3,605,150
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,199,840
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,269,751
   
Net Assets $293,473,505

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 $21,133,099 95.9%
Public and Information Services $899,787 4.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 12/01/2021 85.03
2019-09 11/01/2020 85.56
2018-09 09/03/2019 85.90
2017-09 08/01/2018 85.82
2016-09 10/01/2017 87.00
2015-09 10/01/2016 85.58
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.87
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 89.32
2013-09 12/22/2014 83.27
2012-09 09/01/2013 86.09
2011-09 07/01/2012 82.02
2010-09 09/20/2011 82.85
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 06/01/2011 76.48
2009-09 08/01/2010 84.73
2008-09 08/01/2009 89.29
2007-09 04/01/2009 89.24
2006-09 09/01/2007 93.74
2005-09 09/01/2006 81.15
2004-09 07/01/2005 86.01
2003-09 08/01/2004 94.07

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,865 0.30% Glenn Hoagland President
Other Salaries of Note
$474,572 1.74% James A. Kutsch Jr Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 85.03
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 90.44
Paws With A Cause (MI) 93.33
BraveHearts (IL) 92.15
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 96.89

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Charity Contact Info

The Seeing Eye
1 Seeing Eye Way
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

Thomas J Duffy
Chairman

CEO

Glenn Hoagland
President

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