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

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 three stars
  Financial 83.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

83.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$282,756 3.63% 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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 88.35 three stars
Paws With A Cause (MI) 90.59 four stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 91.43 four stars
Dogs for the Deaf (OR) 93.78 four stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 86.27 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

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