Guide Dogs of America is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
We allocate 85.1% of all our funds to Program Services, 6.2% for Administrative Costs, and 8.7% for Fundraising (figures based on the 2011-2012 fiscal year).
We do not charge guide dog recipients or their families any fees for our services, which include: a guide dog and instruction in their use from our professionally licensed trainers, room and board at our campus for the 28 day instruction period, a specially designed harness, follow-up care, vet care from our facilities and travel expenses when requested.
With the increased independence, mobility, and confidence a guide dog provides, blind individuals are better able to compete in the work force, participate in community activities and travel.
Financial Statements – Year ended June 30, 2012 with comparative totals for the year ended June 30, 2011.