Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Southeastern Guide Dogs

Extraordinary dogs, transforming lives

four stars

96.89

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 96.89 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. 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. 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. 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 2019
Number of active graduate teams served (guide dogs+handlers with vision loss) and (service dogs+veterans with disabilities)
585
Number of program dogs placed into careers, annually
138
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

95.61

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$331,511 2.73% Titus Herman Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies. www.GuideDogs.org

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 96.89 four stars
BraveHearts (IL) 92.22 four stars
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 90.31 four stars
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 87.16 three stars
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 90.34 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