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Human Services : Social Services

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Enhancing the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals

four stars

91.88

1039 South Rochester Road Rochester Hills, MI 48307
tel: (888) 777-5332   Web Site
EIN: 38-1366931

Board Leadership
John W. Hebert
Chair

CEO
Susan Daniels
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.88 four stars
  Financial 88.53 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 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

88.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leader Dogs for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leader Dogs for the Blind on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 91.88 four stars
The Chicago Lighthouse (IL) 90.59 four stars
VisionCorps (PA) 95.43 four stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 91.59 four stars
Blind Children's Center (CA) 96.69 four stars

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Founded in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides dog guides to people who are blind or visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 students attend our 26-day residential training program to be paired with a dog guide. This is a life-changing event that opens the doors to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students. In addition to our dog guide program, we offer programs that enhance a person's independence and quality of life in other ways, including orientation and mobility training, Trekker training, and seminars for Orientation and Mobility professionals. Currently, Leader Dog is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to teach Deaf-blind students to work with a dog guide.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,947,845
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $36,043
   Related Organizations $3,136,678
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,120,566
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,120,566
   Other Revenue $296,016
TOTAL REVENUE $15,416,582
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,411,707
   Administrative Expenses $1,290,971
   Fundraising Expenses $2,213,456
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,916,134
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,500,448
   
Net Assets $26,547,044

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
Guide Dog Training $8,296,452 79.7%
Volunteer and Community Outreach Program $588,608 5.7%
GPS Technology $150,471 1.4%

Ratings History
Leader Dogs for the Blind has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.88 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.25 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.29 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.20 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 79.62 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 80.97 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 82.39 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.45 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 02/01/2011 78.39 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 87.50 three stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 87.21 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 81.06 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 81.94 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 76.88 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 73.59 two stars
2003-06 02/01/2004 75.13 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 89.22 three 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 38-1366931
Name in IRS Master File LEADER DOGS FOR THE BLIND
NTEE Code P86
NTEE Classification Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$233,452 1.67% Susan M. Daniels President, CEO

Founded in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides dog guides to people who are blind or visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 students attend our 26-day residential training program to be paired with a dog guide. This is a life-changing event that opens the doors to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students. In addition to our dog guide program, we offer programs that enhance a person's independence and quality of life in other ways, including orientation and mobility training, Trekker training, and seminars for Orientation and Mobility professionals. Currently, Leader Dog is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to teach Deaf-blind students to work with a dog guide.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 91.88 four stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 91.59 four stars
Junior Blind of America (CA) 97.23 four stars
Starkey Hearing Foundation (MN) 94.69 four stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 86.19 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Leader Dogs for the Blind
1039 South Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
tel: (888) 777-5332
fax: (248) 651-5812
TTY: (248) 651-3713
EIN: 38-1366931

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Board Leadership

John W. Hebert
Chair

CEO

Susan Daniels
President and CEO

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