Human Services : Social Services

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Enhancing the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired

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three stars

85.08

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

Board Leadership
Margaret Dimond
Chair

CEO
Susan Daniels
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.08 three stars
  Financial 80.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has provided the tools and training to reintroduce people who are blind or visually impaired to a life of independence, confidence and community. Leader Dog is the answer for thousands of people who are in critical need of our services. We serve over 300 clients each year in our three programs: Guide Dog Training, Orientation & Mobility Training (white cane travel) and a Summer Experience Camp for teens. Our programs are life-changing and open the doors to school, work, safety and self-worth for many of our clients. And because we believe every person deserves equal opportunity for travel and independence, all of our services are provided at no cost.

Since 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has provided the tools and training to reintroduce people who are blind or visually impaired to a life of independence, confidence and community. Leader Dog is the answer for thousands of people who are in critical need of our services. We serve over 300 clients each year in our three programs: Guide Dog Training, Orientation & Mobility Training (white cane travel) and a Summer Experience Camp for teens. Our programs are life-changing and open the doors to school, work, safety and self-worth for many of our clients. And because we believe every person deserves equal opportunity for travel and independence, all of our services are provided at no cost.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Percent of clients satisfied with their overall experience.
99
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, 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

three stars

80.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.73
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,308,811
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $13,060
   Related Organizations $2,866,728
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,188,599
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,188,599
   Other Revenue $441,031
TOTAL REVENUE $16,629,630
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,063,943
   Administrative Expenses $1,581,100
   Fundraising Expenses $2,319,312
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,964,355
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,665,275
   
Net Assets $28,922,783

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$270,034 1.80% Susan M. Daniels President, CEO

Mission

Since 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has provided the tools and training to reintroduce people who are blind or visually impaired to a life of independence, confidence and community. Leader Dog is the answer for thousands of people who are in critical need of our services. We serve over 300 clients each year in our three programs: Guide Dog Training, Orientation & Mobility Training (white cane travel) and a Summer Experience Camp for teens. Our programs are life-changing and open the doors to school, work, safety and self-worth for many of our clients. And because we believe every person deserves equal opportunity for travel and independence, all of our services are provided at no cost.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 85.08 three stars
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (MI) 86.43 three stars
Cleveland Sight Center (OH) 94.07 four stars
Braille Institute of America (CA) 87.11 three stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.31 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

Margaret Dimond
Chair

CEO

Susan Daniels
President and CEO