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Southeastern Guide Dogs

Extraordinary dogs, transforming lives

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four stars

95.32

4210 77th Street East Palmetto, FL 34221
tel: (800) 944-3647   Web Site
EIN: 59-2252352

Board Leadership
John Whitcomb
Chairman

CEO
Titus Herman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.32 four stars
  Financial 93.39 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains guide dogs, service dogs and companion dogs for people living with significant challenges including those with visual impairments and veterans with disabilities.

All of Southeastern Guide Dogs' services - which include selective breeding and expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime graduate follow-up - are provided at no cost to the recipients. The charity relies 100% on private donations and receives no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. www.GuideDogs.org

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains guide dogs, service dogs and companion dogs for people living with significant challenges including those with visual impairments and veterans with disabilities.

All of Southeastern Guide Dogs' services - which include selective breeding and expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime graduate follow-up - are provided at no cost to the recipients. The charity relies 100% on private donations and receives no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. www.GuideDogs.org

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of active graduate teams served (guide dogs+handlers with vision loss) and (service dogs+veterans with disabilities)
548
Student satisfaction rating
100
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

93.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.17
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 95.32 four stars
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 91.16 four stars
Can Do Canines (MN) 96.19 four stars
Guide Dogs of the Desert (CA) 87.87 three stars
Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 96.25 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,138,242
   Federated Campaigns $85,444
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,581
   Related Organizations $68,044
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,293,311
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,293,311
   Other Revenue $1,558,598
TOTAL REVENUE $10,851,909
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,274,056
   Administrative Expenses $895,323
   Fundraising Expenses $1,069,659
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,239,038
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,612,871
   
Net Assets $42,306,957

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 $7,274,056 100.0%

Ratings History
Southeastern Guide Dogs has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$288,144 3.11% Titus Herman Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 95.32 four stars
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (CT) 96.74 four stars
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (NY) 86.55 three stars
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 95.67 four stars
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 85.82 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Southeastern Guide Dogs
4210 77th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221
tel: (800) 944-3647
fax: (941) 729-6646
EIN: 59-2252352

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Board Leadership

John Whitcomb
Chairman

CEO

Titus Herman
Chief Executive Officer

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