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National Education for Assistance Dog Services

Providing Independence, comfort and companionship to those who are Deaf or have a physical disability.

four stars

92.29

305 Redemption Rock Trail South Princeton, MA 01541
tel: (978) 422-9064   Web Site
EIN: 23-7281887

Board Leadership
Abbey Henderson
President

CEO
Gerry DeRoche
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.29 four stars
  Financial 89.10 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.

NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services), also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, was established in 1976 to train and provide independence to people who are deaf or physically disabled through the use of canine assistance. These Assistance Dogs become an extension of their owners and bring security, freedom, independence and relief from social isolation to their human partners. NEADS trains all breeds and mixed breeds of dogs to help people who are deaf or physically disabled live more independently. NEADS has trained well over 1500 Assistance Dog teams from all states since 1976. Each year we train over 50 teams and hold two graduation ceremonies per year to mark the occasions.

NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services), also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, was established in 1976 to train and provide independence to people who are deaf or physically disabled through the use of canine assistance. These Assistance Dogs become an extension of their owners and bring security, freedom, independence and relief from social isolation to their human partners. NEADS trains all breeds and mixed breeds of dogs to help people who are deaf or physically disabled live more independently. NEADS has trained well over 1500 Assistance Dog teams from all states since 1976. Each year we train over 50 teams and hold two graduation ceremonies per year to mark the occasions.

Financial

three stars

89.10

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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.17
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Education for Assistance Dog Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Education for Assistance Dog Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Education for Assistance Dog Services (MA) 92.29 four stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 91.43 four stars
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (NY) 85.36 three stars
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 86.47 three stars
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 93.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,935,938
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $34,788
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,970,726
   Program Service Revenue $335,961
Total Primary Revenue $2,306,687
   Other Revenue $10,719
TOTAL REVENUE $2,317,406
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,996,138
   Administrative Expenses $240,876
   Fundraising Expenses $183,391
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,420,405
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-102,999
   
Net Assets $6,582,838

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
Train and Place Assistance Dogs $1,996,138 100.0%

Ratings History
National Education for Assistance Dog Services has received 16 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 10/01/2017 92.29 four stars
2015-08 07/01/2016 91.11 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 91.91 four stars
2014-08 09/01/2015 90.12 four stars
2013-08 06/01/2014 91.89 four stars
2012-08 07/01/2013 95.27 four stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 93.45 four stars
2011-08 06/01/2012 92.86 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 93.22 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 06/01/2011 95.46 four stars
2009-08 07/01/2010 98.10 four stars
2008-08 08/01/2009 98.79 four stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 98.84 four stars
2006-08 05/01/2007 98.74 four stars
2005-08 06/01/2006 98.83 four stars
2004-08 06/01/2005 96.20 four stars
2003-08 07/01/2004 98.49 four stars
2002-08 09/01/2003 96.24 four stars
2001-08 02/05/2003 96.35 four 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 23-7281887
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL EDUCATION FOR ASSISTANCE DOG SERVICES INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (998) Unspecified
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 March, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,731 5.35% Gerry Deroche CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Education for Assistance Dog Services (MA) 92.29 four stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 91.43 four stars
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 89.02 three stars
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 86.55 three stars
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Education for Assistance Dog Services
305 Redemption Rock Trail South
Princeton, MA 01541
tel: (978) 422-9064
fax: (978) 422-3255
TTY: (978) 422-9064
EIN: 23-7281887

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1100
Princeton, MA 01541

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Board Leadership

Abbey Henderson
President

CEO

Gerry DeRoche
CEO

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