Committed To Our Mission
Although so much of the world seems to have ground to a halt because of COVID-19, the need for service dogs has not. By following social distancing and other precautionary guidelines, implementing modifications to our programs, and embracing technology to stay “virtually” connected with our volunteers, students, graduates and supporters, we are weathering the storm and continuing to transform lives.
Fiscal Year 2020 (7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020)
- 81% of all funds raised is put towards Program Services
- 8% is put towards Management and Administrative Costs
- 11% is put towards Marketing and Fundraising (figures based on the 2019-2020 fiscal year).
Guide Dogs of America is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax identification #95-1586088.
We do not charge guide and service dog recipients or their families any fees for our services, which include: a guide/service dog and instruction in their use from our experienced trainers, room and board at our campus for the 7 or 21 day instruction period, a specially designed harness or jacket, follow-up care, vet care from our facilities and travel expenses.
With the increased independence, mobility, and confidence a guide or service dog provides, our clients are able to compete in the work force, participate in community activities and travel.