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National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

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four stars

94.28

6800 Wheeler Canyon Road Santa Paula, CA 93060
tel: (888) 459-4376   Web Site
EIN: 77-0412509

Board Leadership
George Leis
Chair

CEO
George Haynes
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.28 four stars
  Financial 91.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 rescuing and recruiting 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 71 SDF-trained Search Teams across the country, located in California, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Virginia and Baja California. Thanks to Mutual Aid Agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be shared regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) was founded in 1996. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by rescuing and recruiting 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 71 SDF-trained Search Teams across the country, located in California, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Virginia and Baja California. Thanks to Mutual Aid Agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be shared regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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Financial

four stars

91.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.17
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,299,246
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,299,246
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,299,246
   Other Revenue $47,732
TOTAL REVENUE $6,346,978
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,427,531
   Administrative Expenses $505,405
   Fundraising Expenses $601,713
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,534,649
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $812,329
   
Net Assets $29,011,931

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,740 2.88% George Haynes Executive Director

Mission

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) was founded in 1996. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by rescuing and recruiting 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 71 SDF-trained Search Teams across the country, located in California, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Virginia and Baja California. Thanks to Mutual Aid Agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be shared regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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Charity Contact Info

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
6800 Wheeler Canyon Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
tel: (888) 459-4376
fax: (805) 640-1848
EIN: 77-0412509

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Board Leadership

George Leis
Chair

CEO

George Haynes
Executive Director