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Southeastern Guide Dogs

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four stars

93.74

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 93.74 four stars
  Financial 91.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

91.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.44
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
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) 93.74 four stars
Can Do Canines (MN) 96.64 four stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 86.27 three stars
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 91.69 four stars
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 89.02 three stars

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Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs works to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life's journey with mobility, independence and dignity. Southeastern Guide Dogs currently has more than 600 active guide dog teams across the country and continues to create more than 70 new teams annually. Programs include: Paws for Independence, which partners people with visual impairments with professionally trained guide dogs; Paws for Patriots, which partners veterans with visual impairments with guide dogs, Veteran Assistance Dogs with veterans with PTSD, and Facility Therapy Dogs at major military medical centers; and Gifted Canines, which provides law-enforcement agencies with dogs that show strength in search tendencies, gentle companion dogs with visually impaired children in advance of a guide dog to teach them the joys & responsibilities of dog ownership and ambassador dogs to represent Southeastern Guide Dogs.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,496,475
   Federated Campaigns $87,018
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $111,629
   Related Organizations $78,621
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,773,743
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $17,773,743
   Other Revenue $1,261,120
TOTAL REVENUE $19,034,863
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,041,804
   Administrative Expenses $769,994
   Fundraising Expenses $1,062,465
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,874,263
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,160,600
   
Net Assets $40,660,083

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 $6,041,804 100.0%

Ratings History
Southeastern Guide Dogs has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$259,402 3.29% Titus Herman Chief Executive Officer

Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs works to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life's journey with mobility, independence and dignity. Southeastern Guide Dogs currently has more than 600 active guide dog teams across the country and continues to create more than 70 new teams annually. Programs include: Paws for Independence, which partners people with visual impairments with professionally trained guide dogs; Paws for Patriots, which partners veterans with visual impairments with guide dogs, Veteran Assistance Dogs with veterans with PTSD, and Facility Therapy Dogs at major military medical centers; and Gifted Canines, which provides law-enforcement agencies with dogs that show strength in search tendencies, gentle companion dogs with visually impaired children in advance of a guide dog to teach them the joys & responsibilities of dog ownership and ambassador dogs to represent Southeastern Guide Dogs.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 93.74 four stars
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 92.92 four stars
Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 100.00 four stars
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 86.55 three stars
Dogs for the Deaf (OR) 93.78 four 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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