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National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

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four stars

90.59

501 East Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA 93023
tel: (888) 459-4376   Web Site
EIN: 77-0412509

Board Leadership
Chris Wright
Chair

CEO
Debra Tosch
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.59 four stars
  Financial 87.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) was founded in 1996. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. We offer the professionally trained canines and an ongoing training program at no cost to fire departments. And we ensure lifetime care for every dog in our program: once rescued, these dogs never need to be rescued again. There are currently 73 SDF-trained Search Teams across the country, located in California, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Utah and Baja California. Thanks to Mutual Aid Agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be shared regionally and nationally.

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) was founded in 1996. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. We offer the professionally trained canines and an ongoing training program at no cost to fire departments. And we ensure lifetime care for every dog in our program: once rescued, these dogs never need to be rescued again. There are currently 73 SDF-trained Search Teams across the country, located in California, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Utah and Baja California. Thanks to Mutual Aid Agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be shared regionally and nationally.

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Financial

three stars

87.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.81
  Program Expenses Growth 17.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Disaster Search Dog Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Disaster Search Dog Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (CA) 90.59 four stars
Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 100.00 four stars
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 92.64 four stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 89.33 three stars
National Education for Assistance Dog Services (MA) 92.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,980,441
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,980,441
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,980,441
   Other Revenue $71,211
TOTAL REVENUE $11,051,652
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,024,370
   Administrative Expenses $390,955
   Fundraising Expenses $637,595
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,052,920
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,998,732
   
Net Assets $25,066,500

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
Producing Highly Trained Dogs $4,024,370 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 10/01/2016 90.59 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 82.82 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/22/2014 80.05 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 89.40 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.03 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 87.29 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 85.37 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 93.89 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2011 90.52 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 72.59 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 91.71 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 89.99 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 84.22 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 70.93 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 78.33 two stars

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

EIN 77-0412509
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL DISASTER SEARCH DOG FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code E62
NTEE Classification Ambulance, Emergency Medical Transport Services
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(158) Rescue and emergency service
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 November, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Debra Tosch Executive Director $87,360

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (CA) 90.59 four stars
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 87.00 three stars
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 91.45 four stars
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 93.78 four stars
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 86.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
501 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023
tel: (888) 459-4376
fax: (805) 640-1848
EIN: 77-0412509

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Board Leadership

Chris Wright
Chair

CEO

Debra Tosch
Executive Director

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