Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

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

three stars

89.33

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 89.33 three stars
  Financial 85.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

85.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.43
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,492,691
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $42,297
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,534,988
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,534,988
   Other Revenue $472,482
TOTAL REVENUE $11,007,470
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,737,029
   Administrative Expenses $445,478
   Fundraising Expenses $639,542
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,822,049
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,185,421
   
Net Assets $19,587,137

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$298,009 3.80% Wells B. Jones Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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.

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Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 89.33 three stars
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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