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Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

CCI is a developmentally disabled center based in Santa Rosa, CA that was founded in 1975. As of 2019 they had $40 million in revenue and $83 million in assets.

The mission of Canine Companions for Independence is to provide highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

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Program areas at CCI

Help is a four-legged word trainingprofessional canine companions instructors spend six to nine months teaching the dog to master more than 40 commands, before the dog can be matched with an adult or child who has a disability, or a professional assisting people with special needs. We train four types of assistance dogs to best serve our clients:-service dogs - assist adults with physical disabilities by performing daily tasks, such as picking up dropped items, opening doors and turning lights off and on.-skilled companions - enhance independence for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities under the assistance of a facilitator, typically a parent or caregiver.-hearing dogs - alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing to important sounds.-facility dogs - work with a professional who directly serves clients with disabilities or special needs in a visitation, education, criminal justice or healthcare setting.the matching of recipients and ...

Serving nationally, acting locallypublic information and local presencecanine companions for independence proactively provides education regarding assistance dogs and the challenges faced by assistance dog handlers. Our efforts have produced many articles in national and regional newspapers, magazines, newsletters and online. Canine companions has worked with national and regional web, radio and television broadcasts to bring awareness of our program to keep supporters informed of national, regional and local activities, canine companions for independence distributes a print newsletter, electronic communications and direct mail packages that educate the general public and provide program updates. Additionally, canine companions maintains and regularly updates accounts with facebook, twitter, linkedin, instagram and youtube.during the year, canine companions for independence participated in various fairs and events throughout the country, and staged numerous special events to raise money for our program. All of these efforts are supported by canine companions staff and are dependent on the support ...

Raising puppies, changing livesbreeding and puppy raising programsover the past 42 years, canine companions has developed a proven formula for breeding, raising and training assistance dogs.canine companions breeds yellow and black labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and a cross of these breeds to be assistance dogs.volunteer breeder caretakers care for our breeder dogs and nurture newborn puppies for eight weeks.beginning when the puppies are 8 weeks old, volunteer puppy raisers care for, socialize and provide basic obedience training for our canine companions puppies.each hour spent caring for a canine companions puppy is vital to its development as a future assistance dog. When a canine companions puppy reaches the age of about a year and a half old, it is returned to one of our regional centers for professional training.the breeding and puppy raising programs provide a unique opportunity for volunteers to assist in furthering the canine companions mission. During 2018, canine ...

Form 990s for CCI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Sep 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 2, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Oct 20, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Aug 18, 2015990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for CCI

Total grants, contributions, etc.$37,870,580
Program services$2,849,463
Investment income and dividends$551,896
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-2,032,093
Net income from fundraising events$-64,042
Net income from gaming activities$1,055,172
Net income from sales of inventory$5,983
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$40,236,959

Vendors for CCI

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudFundraising software; CRM software; Marketing software2020-03-24
██████Fundraising software2020-03-24
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-24
████ ███ ██████ ███Tax accounting; Audit and Tax Services; Audit accounting$127,7002019-09-23
█████ ██████ ████████Capital Campaign$6,6502018-12-01
██████ █████ ███Legal$201,5252018-12-01
███████ █████ ███Professional Public Relation Services$12,5002018-12-01
█████ ████████ ███ ███████ ███Printing and Mailing$307,5712018-12-01
...and 23 more vendors

Personnel at CCI

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Paige MazzoniChief Executive Officer$75,637Sept. 23, 2019
Jack PeirceChief Financial Officer and Corporate Treasurer-Aug. 7, 2019
███████ ██████Chief Development Officer$156,795Aug. 7, 2019
█████ ██████ █████████Executive Director$149,550Dec. 31, 2018
███████ ██████████National Director of Marketing$136,095Aug. 7, 2019
████████ █ ███████Director of Human Resources$136,878Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ██ ███████National Director-Aug. 7, 2019
█████ ██████Director of Participant Program$146,354Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ████████████████Past Executive Director$143,621Dec. 31, 2017
████ ██████Past Chief Financial Officer$148,418Dec. 31, 2018
...and 10 more key personnel

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2Easter Seal Society of Superior California501(c)(3)$12 millionSacramento, CA
3The Adult Skills Center (TASC)501(c)(3)$10 millionVan Nuys, CA
4Bakersfield ARC (BARC)501(c)(3)$13 millionBakersfield, CA
5Becoming Independent (BI)501(c)(3)$14 millionSanta Rosa, CA
6California Autism Foundation (CAF)501(c)(3)$10 millionRichmond, CA
7Teri501(c)(3)$22 millionOceanside, CA
8Gatepath501(c)(3)$15 millionRedwood City, CA
9Exceptional Children's Foundation (ECF)501(c)(3)$26 millionCulver City, CA
10Resource for Education Advocacy Communication and Housing (REACH)501(c)(3)$12 millionSanta Fe SPGS, CA
11Contra Costa ARC501(c)(3)$19 millionMartinez, CA
12The Arc of Union County501(c)(3)$21 millionSpringfield, NJ
13Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH)501(c)(3)$16 millionRockville, MD
14Noble501(c)(3)$19 millionIndianapolis, IN
15United Community Options of / United Cerebral Palsy of Broward Palm Beach and Mid-Coast Counties501(c)(3)$12 millionHialeah, FL
16Opportunity Village Foundation501(c)(3)$13 millionLas Vegas, NV
17Israel Elwyn501(c)(3)$38 millionIsrael,
18Mary Cariola Children's Center501(c)(3)$33 millionRochester, NY
19Achieva Support501(c)(3)$30 millionPittsburgh, PA
20Achieve / Nysarc Incbroome-Tioga County Chapter501(c)(3)$27 millionBinghamton, NY
21Community Living501(c)(3)$13 millionSaint Peters, MO
22Progressive Directions (PDI)501(c)(3)$12 millionClarksville, TN
23Abilis501(c)(3)$18 millionGreenwich, CT
24Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH)501(c)(3)$11 millionWichita, KS
25Human First501(c)(3)$21 millionNew York, NY

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