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Guide Dogs of the Desert

Creating opportunities for life-changing independence

three stars

87.87

60735 Dillon Road Whitewater, CA 92282
tel: (888) 883-0022   Web Site
EIN: 23-7296531

Board Leadership
Gary Jeandron
Chair

CEO
Sarah Clapp
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.87 three stars
  Financial 91.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Guide Dogs of the Desert (GDD) was founded in 1972 by Mr. Lafayette "Bud" Maynard with the goal to provide quality guide dogs to the blind and the multi-handicapped blind. GDD improves the lives of the blind by creating opportunities for life-changing independence, and by conducting community and outreach programs. GDD provides safe mobility, loving companionship and the miracle of independence to the blind through the use of a guide dog. We breed, raise and train guide dogs, then train the blind to work with them and offer post graduate support the entire time the team is working together. We do all of this at no cost to our blind clients.

Guide Dogs of the Desert (GDD) was founded in 1972 by Mr. Lafayette "Bud" Maynard with the goal to provide quality guide dogs to the blind and the multi-handicapped blind. GDD improves the lives of the blind by creating opportunities for life-changing independence, and by conducting community and outreach programs. GDD provides safe mobility, loving companionship and the miracle of independence to the blind through the use of a guide dog. We breed, raise and train guide dogs, then train the blind to work with them and offer post graduate support the entire time the team is working together. We do all of this at no cost to our blind clients.

Financial

four stars

91.70

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.07
  Program Expenses Growth 13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guide Dogs of the Desert on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guide Dogs of the Desert on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guide Dogs of the Desert (CA) 87.87 three stars
Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 98.04 four stars
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (CT) 91.67 four stars
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 100.00 four stars
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 85.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,723,844
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $116,111
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,500
Total Contributions $2,846,455
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,846,455
   Other Revenue $-46,128
TOTAL REVENUE $2,800,327
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,842,754
   Administrative Expenses $168,731
   Fundraising Expenses $228,727
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,240,212
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $560,115
   
Net Assets $6,194,815

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 & Provide Guide Dogs $1,842,754 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 87.87 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 84.55 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.38 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 81.33 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 81.24 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 82.96 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 77.81 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 88.02 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 90.82 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 95.72 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 79.69 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 69.56 one star
2004-06 03/01/2005 72.11 two 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 23-7296531
Name in IRS Master File GUIDE DOGS OF THE DESERT
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
(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]
Ruling Date June, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,833 5.17% Sarah G. Clapp Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guide Dogs of the Desert (CA) 87.87 three stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 94.02 four stars
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 95.93 four stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 89.63 three stars
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 90.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Guide Dogs of the Desert
60735 Dillon Road
Whitewater, CA 92282
tel: (888) 883-0022
fax: (760) 329-2866
EIN: 23-7296531

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1692
Palm Springs, CA 92263

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Board Leadership

Gary Jeandron
Chair

CEO

Sarah Clapp
Executive Director

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