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Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Improving the quality of life for people who are blind, visually impaired, or with other special needs

88.35

371 East Jericho Turnpike Smithtown, NY 11787
tel: (800) 548-4337   Web Site
EIN: 11-1687477

Board Leadership
Donald Dea
Chair of the Board

CEO
Wells B. Jones
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.35
  Financial 83.81
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

83.81

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.03
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 88.35
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (CA) 90.59
Dogs for the Deaf (OR) 94.61
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 86.27
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 89.69

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Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence. Our students come to us from all over the United States and many foreign countries. Our trademark small classes and individualized instruction often attract students who may have special requirements. We have successfully trained hearing-impaired blind people as well as many physically challenged people. In addition to providing Second Sight through the use of our guide dogs, the Guide Dog Foundation offers extensive public education vehicles to broaden society's understanding of vision, visual impairment, blindness, and disability rights.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,164,905
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $33,562
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,198,467
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,198,467
   Other Revenue $574,833
TOTAL REVENUE $9,773,300
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,536,621
   Administrative Expenses $560,625
   Fundraising Expenses $688,737
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,785,983
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,987,317
   
Net Assets $16,679,754

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 Programs $3,637,589 55.6%
Breeding and Puppy Program $1,301,199 19.9%
Student & Graduate Services $914,831 14.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.35
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.80
2013-06 06/01/2014 90.99
2012-06 07/01/2013 93.03
2011-06 04/01/2012 87.18
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.08
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 79.83
2009-06 07/01/2010 81.38
2008-06 05/01/2009 90.60
2007-06 04/01/2008 89.39
2006-06 04/01/2007 84.68
2005-06 06/01/2006 92.50
2004-06 03/01/2005 93.97
2003-06 04/01/2004 83.42
2002-06 02/05/2003 90.86
2001-06 10/15/2002 84.42

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

EIN 11-1687477
Name in IRS Master File GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 January, 1950
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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
$282,756 3.63% Wells B. Jones Chief Executive Officer

Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence. Our students come to us from all over the United States and many foreign countries. Our trademark small classes and individualized instruction often attract students who may have special requirements. We have successfully trained hearing-impaired blind people as well as many physically challenged people. In addition to providing Second Sight through the use of our guide dogs, the Guide Dog Foundation offers extensive public education vehicles to broaden society's understanding of vision, visual impairment, blindness, and disability rights.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 88.35
National Education for Assistance Dog Services (MA) 91.11
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 88.37
Dogs for the Deaf (OR) 94.61
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 93.98

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Charity Contact Info

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
371 East Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787
tel: (800) 548-4337
fax: (631) 930-9009
EIN: 11-1687477

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Board Leadership

Donald Dea
Chair of the Board

CEO

Wells B. Jones
Chief Executive Officer

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