Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

NEADS Inc.

NEADS World Class Service Dogs change lives

four stars

96.76

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

Board Leadership
Scott Notargiacomo
Chair of the Board

CEO
Gerry Deroche
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.76 four stars
  Financial 95.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

NEADS World Class Service Dogs ("NEADS Inc.", formerly known as National Education for Assistance Dog Services and Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans) was established in 1976.

NEADS World Class Service Dogs are highly trained to:

* Provide independence and companionship when matched with people who are deaf or have physical disabilities, and also certain veterans who have PTSD
* Promote confidence and socialization when matched with children who have autism or other developmental disabilities
* Provide integrated therapeutic assistance when matched with caring professionals in settings like classrooms, hospitals, courthouses, mental health practices, and the ministry

NEADS has trained nearly 1,800 Service 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 World Class Service Dogs ("NEADS Inc.", formerly known as National Education for Assistance Dog Services and Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans) was established in 1976.

NEADS World Class Service Dogs are highly trained to:

* Provide independence and companionship when matched with people who are deaf or have physical disabilities, and also certain veterans who have PTSD
* Promote confidence and socialization when matched with children who have autism or other developmental disabilities
* Provide integrated therapeutic assistance when matched with caring professionals in settings like classrooms, hospitals, courthouses, mental health practices, and the ministry

NEADS has trained nearly 1,800 Service 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of service dogs trained and placed
48
Number of service dogs provided to veterans
13
Number of people returning for successor service dogs
5
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.87
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NEADS Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NEADS Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,466,271
   Federated Campaigns $111,081
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $118,532
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $360,030
Total Contributions $3,055,914
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,055,914
   Other Revenue $75,225
TOTAL REVENUE $3,131,139
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,366,693
   Administrative Expenses $238,787
   Fundraising Expenses $176,438
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,781,918
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $349,221
   
Net Assets $7,838,859

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,067 4.56% Gerry Deroche CEO

Mission

NEADS World Class Service Dogs ("NEADS Inc.", formerly known as National Education for Assistance Dog Services and Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans) was established in 1976.

NEADS World Class Service Dogs are highly trained to:

* Provide independence and companionship when matched with people who are deaf or have physical disabilities, and also certain veterans who have PTSD
* Promote confidence and socialization when matched with children who have autism or other developmental disabilities
* Provide integrated therapeutic assistance when matched with caring professionals in settings like classrooms, hospitals, courthouses, mental health practices, and the ministry

NEADS has trained nearly 1,800 Service 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.

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Charity Contact Info

NEADS Inc.
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

Scott Notargiacomo
Chair of the Board

CEO

Gerry Deroche
CEO