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Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB)

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

GDB is a organ disease organization based in San Rafael, CA that was founded in 1942. As of 2019 they had $86 million in revenue and $443 million in assets.

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is the largest Guide Dog school in North America. Services are provided to students from the United States and Canada at no cost to them. GDB receives no government funding.

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Program areas at GDB

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. (gdb) is an industry-leading Guide dog school and passionate community that has served the visually impaired for over 77 years. We prepare highly qualified Guide Dogs to serve and empower individuals who are Blind or are visually impaired. Services are provided to students from the united states and canada at no cost to them. More than 15,000 teams have graduated since gdb was founded in 1942.gdb is recognized as a world leader in the breeding, socialization, and training of Guide Dogs. During the year ended june 30, 2019, gdb served over 2,100 Guide dog teams across the us and canada. Gdb provides unparalleled support to its clients including veterinary financial assistance, dedicated field service representatives, a call-in support center, an alumni association and much more. Three years ago, gdb expanded its service offering to include a free orientation & mobility (o&m) immersion program for ...

Form 990s for GDB

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Feb 10, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Dec 26, 2017990View PDF
2016-06Mar 31, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Feb 18, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for GDB

Total grants, contributions, etc.$29,081,262
Program services$60,125
Investment income and dividends$5,818,537
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$125,108
Net rental income$116,015
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$51,541,799
Net income from fundraising events$-341,617
Net income from gaming activities$21,890
Net income from sales of inventory$89,782
Miscellaneous revenues$28,938
Total revenues$86,541,839

Vendors for GDB

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudCRM software; Marketing software2020-06-24
██████████CRM software2020-06-24
████████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-12-31
██████ ██████████Insurance2019-12-31
███ ████████ █████Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Custodial (securities), Investment advisory (participants), Securities brokerage, Participant loan processing; Investment management$23,4742019-12-31
██████ ███████ ████Insurance2019-12-31
████ █████ ██ ██████████Insurance2019-12-31
██████ ██████████ ██████ ████ ██ ███ █████████Insurance2019-12-31
...and 12 more vendors

Personnel at GDB

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Christine BenningerPresident and Chief Executive Officer , Director / President and Chief Executive Officer / Chief Executive Officer and President$334,357July 13, 2019
Christine BenningerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Director-Jan. 10, 2019
█████ ██████Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer-July 13, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President of Community Operations$181,146June 30, 2019
██████ ██████Vice President Philanthropy / Director of Planned Giving$189,496June 30, 2019
█████████ █████████Vice President of Human Resources$149,654June 30, 2019
█████ ████████████Director Information Technology / Director of Information Technology$161,275June 30, 2019
████████ █████████Controller$156,156June 30, 2019
████ ████Vice Chair / Board Chair$0July 13, 2019
███ ███████Vice Chair, Director$0July 13, 2019
...and 10 more key personnel

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