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Southeastern Guide Dogs

Extraordinary dogs, transforming lives

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four stars

96.79

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

Board Leadership
Ray Bishop
Chairman

CEO
Titus Herman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.79 four stars
  Financial 95.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Our organization operates the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. Our experts create and train 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 such as vision loss or the loss of a parent in the military.

All of Southeastern Guide Dogs' services-which include selective breeding and expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime alumni support-are provided at no cost to the recipients. We rely 100% on private donations and receive no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies. www.GuideDogs.org

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Our organization operates the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. Our experts create and train 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 such as vision loss or the loss of a parent in the military.

All of Southeastern Guide Dogs' services-which include selective breeding and expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime alumni support-are provided at no cost to the recipients. We rely 100% on private donations and receive no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies. www.GuideDogs.org

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of active graduate teams served (guide dogs+handlers with vision loss) and (service dogs+veterans with disabilities)
566
Student satisfaction rating
100
This impact information is current as of July 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

four stars

95.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.12
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
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) 96.79 four stars
The Gentle Barn (CA) 94.42 four stars
NEADS Inc. (MA) 94.27 four stars
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (NY) 86.55 three stars
Patriot Paws Service Dogs (TX) 93.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,974,614
   Federated Campaigns $81,123
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $76,615
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,132,352
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,132,352
   Other Revenue $1,721,177
TOTAL REVENUE $14,853,529
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,037,730
   Administrative Expenses $1,069,848
   Fundraising Expenses $1,183,764
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,291,342
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,562,187
   
Net Assets $46,770,760

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 $8,037,730 100.0%

Ratings History
Southeastern Guide Dogs has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$296,884 2.88% Titus Herman Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 96.79 four stars
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Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 98.04 four stars
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 92.92 four stars
NEADS Inc. (MA) 94.27 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

Ray Bishop
Chairman

CEO

Titus Herman
Chief Executive Officer

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