EIN 06-6060478

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
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Promoting increased independence to men and women who are blind by providing them with highest quality Guide dogs.
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Program areas at Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

The purpose of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is to provide safety, increased mobility and greater independence to people who are blind or visually impaired, by breeding and training, highly intelligent german shepherd dogs who are then matched with these clients. The organization does this, without charge, by maintaining a significant scientific breeding program, enhancing the intelligence and stamina of the dogs to enable them to spend up to 10 years providing guidance to clients. The organization is unique in that it provides "in-community" training, which means that clients do not need to travel or spend time away from their homes and places of work in order to be trained. Our highly skilled training staff, each of whom has excelled in a three-year training apprenticeship, travel to the client's community to complete training. The organization also provides annual follow up meetings and a 24/7 health and emergency hot-line. Fidelco provides successor dogs when the natural lifespan of the Guide Dog comes to its conclusion. The organization maintains a close and collaborative relationship with the international Guide Dog community, sharing best practices and contributing to the enhancement of the Guide Dog colony. The organization is supported by thousands of volunteers who contribute their time to daily operations and, importantly, to the foster care of puppies for the fourteen months needed to allow them to reach their maturity and readiness to be trained as Guide dogs. This training averages 6-8 months for each Dog. Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation has two campuses, which include kennels, veterinary care, training and administrative areas. Over 1500 Guide Dog teams have been enabled, and an increasing number of clients are veterans.fidelco Guide Dog teams are an outstanding example of the capabilities of blind people partnered with specially-trained german shepherd dogs to live independently, with safety and dignity.

Who funds Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Elizabeth Leighton Irrevocable TrustAid for the Blind$137,680
E Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the BlindTo Support A Guide Dog Placement for A Young Connecticut Resident$135,000
National Philanthropic TrustEnvironment, Animals$101,000
...and 44 more grants received totalling $831,329

Personnel at Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Karen C. TrippChief Executive Officer$139,173
Douglas FuchsChief Operating Officer Thru 7 and 31 and 2019
Richard N. PummellVice President , Development and Human Resources$160,380
Diane R. LindelandVice President , Director of Finance
Eliot D RussmanPast President and Chief Executive Officer Thru 4 and 30 and 19 / President and Chief Executive Officer Thru 4 and 30 and 2019 / President and Chief Executive Officer, Ex Officio$228,881
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,694,561
Program services$20,081
Investment income and dividends$249,141
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$71,013
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$104,470
Net income from fundraising events$-4,384
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$15,805
Total revenues$5,150,687

Form 990s for Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-05990View PDF
2019-062020-11-07990View PDF
2018-062019-03-15990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
2016-062017-06-12990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 23, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
November 17, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 14 new grant, including a grant for $15,000 from The Jane T Muhlethaler Foundation
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 16 new grant, including a grant for $137,680 from Elizabeth Leighton Irrevocable Trust
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from The Allied Printing Services Charitable Foundation
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General information
103 Vision Way
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Metro area
Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT
Hartford County, CT
Website URL
(860) 243-5200
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D60: Other Services-Specialty Animals
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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