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Southeastern Guide Dogs

Extraordinary dogs, transforming lives

four stars

96.89

4210 77th Street East Palmetto, FL 34221
tel: (941) 729-5665   Web Site
EIN: 59-2252352

Board Leadership
Robert Meade
Chairman

CEO
Titus Herman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.89 four stars
  Financial 95.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. We operate the most advanced training facilities as our experts breed, raise, and train elite working dogs-including guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs-and provide life-changing services for people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges. We have successfully created thousands of guide and service dog teams throughout the U.S. since 1982, and oversee over 1,200 puppies and dogs.

All of our services-which include research on canine health & development; selective breeding; expert dog training; on-campus student instruction; and the most robust alumni support program in N. America-are provided at no cost. We rely 100% on private donations. We are dually accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. We operate the most advanced training facilities as our experts breed, raise, and train elite working dogs-including guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs-and provide life-changing services for people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges. We have successfully created thousands of guide and service dog teams throughout the U.S. since 1982, and oversee over 1,200 puppies and dogs.

All of our services-which include research on canine health & development; selective breeding; expert dog training; on-campus student instruction; and the most robust alumni support program in N. America-are provided at no cost. We rely 100% on private donations. We are dually accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.

Financial

four stars

95.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.88
  Program Expenses Growth 16.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southeastern Guide Dogs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southeastern Guide Dogs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 96.89 four stars
Guide Dogs of the Desert (CA) 86.55 three stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 90.49 four stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 93.00 four stars
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,066,334
   Federated Campaigns $81,162
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $96,022
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $20,243,518
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $20,243,518
   Other Revenue $1,340,496
TOTAL REVENUE $21,584,014
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,496,565
   Administrative Expenses $1,123,729
   Fundraising Expenses $1,491,718
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,112,012
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,472,002
   
Net Assets $56,495,449

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 $9,496,565 100.0%

Ratings History
Southeastern Guide Dogs has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 96.89 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 96.79 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 95.32 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 93.74 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 97.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 98.83 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 96.94 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 98.90 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 98.85 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 98.74 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.80 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 02/01/2011 88.40 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 98.31 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 88.02 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 87.81 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 87.72 three stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 82.31 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 66.31 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-2252352
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS INC
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 (179) Other health services
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, 1983
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$331,511 2.73% Titus Herman Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 96.89 four stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 90.49 four stars
Guide Dogs of the Desert (CA) 86.55 three stars
The Gentle Barn (CA) 90.90 four stars
Can Do Canines (MN) 96.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Southeastern Guide Dogs
4210 77th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221
tel: (941) 729-5665
fax: (941) 729-6646
EIN: 59-2252352

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Board Leadership

Robert Meade
Chairman

CEO

Titus Herman
Chief Executive Officer

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