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Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

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Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind is a organ disease organization based in Smithtown, NY that was founded in 1946. As of 2018 they had $9.8 million in revenue and $26 million in assets.

The Guide Dog Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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Program areas at Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Training program - our instructors complete a three year apprenticeship program before they become certified instructors. During fy 2018, 204 dogs began formal training for placement with a consumer of either the guide dog foundation for the blind, inc. or its related organization america's vetdogs - the veteran's k-9 corps, inc. The guide dog foundation manages america's vetdogs and is reimbursed for the services it provides to america's vetdogs. Formal training takes approximately three to six months during which time the foundation cares for all dogs. Dogs are housed on campus in state of the art kennels in the designated training center. Not every dog that enters formal training becomes a guide or service dog. The foundation currently estimates a success rate of 60%. After completion of formal training, the dog is ready to be teamed with a consumer. The consumer or student and their dog are trained to work ...

Student and graduate services - during fy 2018, the guide dog foundation graduated 73 guide dog teams. In addition, america's vetdogs graduated 19 guide dog teams, 13 service dog teams, 23 ptsd/service dog teams, 3 hearing dog teams, 1 seizure alert dog team and placed 1 facility dog at camp lejune naval hospital. Our students come from all over the u.s. as well as outside the u.s. students stay on campus for approximately two weeks in the student residence which can accommodate up to 17 students at a time. Each student has a private room with private bath. The residence is staffed 24 hours per day. All meals are provided. Students can also receive home training, where the foundation sends a certified instructor to the student's home community.

Breeding and puppy program - during fy 2018, the foundation supported 127 dogs in the breeding colony. The breeding colony is carefully selected after extensive screening and testing. During fy 2018, 313 puppies were added to the programs of the guide dog foundation and america's vetdogs. Puppies spend seven to eight weeks in our puppy nursery. From the nursery they spend approximately one year in the home of a volunteer puppy raiser or prison puppy program before coming back to the foundation for formal training. During fy 2018 a total of 313 puppies were placed. 214 puppies were placed in puppy raiser homes and 99 puppies participated in our prison puppy program. The foundation currently supports puppy raisers in nearly 20 states and has puppies placed in 13 prisons in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Connecticut, Maine and Pennsylvania. During the time they are in puppy raiser homes, we support the volunteer ...

Form 990s for Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Sep 16, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 12, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Feb 26, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,463,053
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$277,453
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$890,661
Net income from fundraising events$-11,009
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$272,406
Total revenues$9,892,564

Vendors for Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
AsiAssociation management software; CRM software2019-09-19
█████████ ████████Software2019-09-19
██████ ███ ██████████ ███Tax accounting2018-11-09
██████████████ █████████ ███Direct Mail Consultant$42,0002018-06-01

Personnel at Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
John MillerPresident and Chief Executive Officer-Oct. 1, 2020
Laura EnglishChief Financial Officer$170,609Oct. 1, 2020
████ ███████Chief Program Officer-Oct. 1, 2020
████████ ██████Chief Growth Officer-Oct. 1, 2020
██████ ██████████Director of Marketing-Oct. 1, 2020
███████ ████Director of Administrative Services$124,021Oct. 1, 2020
█████████ █████Director of Development$121,011June 30, 2018
████ ████Communications Manager-July 17, 2019
███████ ██████Public Relations Manager-July 17, 2019
██████ ██████Services Manager-July 17, 2019
...and 13 more key personnel

Peer organ disease nonprofits

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6San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired501(c)(3)$19 millionSan Antonio, TX
7Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)501(c)(3)$33 millionAustin, TX
8Lighthouse Central Florida501(c)(3)$3.6 millionOrlando, FL
9Pilot Dogs501(c)(3)$3.4 millionColumbus, OH
10Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh (BVRS)501(c)(3)$5.2 millionPittsburgh, PA
11American Printing House for the Blind501(c)(3)$25 millionLouisville, KY
12JBI International (JBI)501(c)(3)$3.7 millionNew York, NY
13Heritage for the Blind501(c)(3)$3.2 millionBrooklyn, NY
14Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)501(c)(3)$17 millionUtica, NY
15Breathe Pennsylvania501(c)(3)$4.1 millionCranberry Township, PA
16Arthritis Foundation - Great West Region501(c)(3)$5.9 millionDenver, CO
17Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington501(c)(3)$2.8 millionWashington, DC
18Travis Association for the Blind501(c)(3)$34 millionAustin, TX
19National Industries for the Blind501(c)(3)$35 millionAlexandria, VA
20American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific501(c)(3)$6.7 millionSeattle, WA
21Norcal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing501(c)(3)$4.2 millionSacramento, CA
22Deaf Bible Society501(c)(3)$6.2 millionArlington, TX
23Arthritis Foundation Mid Atlantic Region501(c)(3)$4.8 millionAtlanta, GA
24Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter501(c)(3)$4.3 millionAtlanta, GA
25Guide Dogs of America501(c)(3)$11 millionSylmar, CA