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Guide Dog user kisses her yellow lab.Having a Guide Dog from our program can be a life-changing experience for someone who is blind. Our graduates tell us, once they've lived and traveled with a Guide Dog, they couldn't imagine their lives without one. They expect us to be there for them when their dog retires, and we would be honored to do so.

Did you know?

  • The average Guide Dogs for the Blind graduate will have four Guide Dogs in their lifetime?
  • Some of our graduates have had as many as nine guides in their lifetimes?
  • The average Guide Dog team works together for just over seven years?
  • We cover all costs of a guide dog, offering free tuition in the form of travel, instruction, room and board, follow up support, and financial assistance with veterinary care for all of our graduates for as long as they qualify for a guide?

GDB's investment fund had a balance of $273.0 million as of June 30, 2012. Extrapolating current program costs in relation to the fund, in approximately 21 years the fund will not provide enough income to sustain programs due to the effects of inflation on the costs of providing services. When reviewing the Statement of Activities, you will note that Guide Dogs has $7.7 million of donation revenue, only 24.0% of the $31.7 million in operating costs.

Learn More:

Fiscal Year 2013 Audited Financial Statement (PDF, 142KB)
Fiscal Year 2012 Audited Financial Statement (PDF, 142KB)
Fiscal Year 2011 Audited Financial Statement (PDF, 104KB)
Fiscal Year 2010 Audited Financial Statement (PDF, 92KB)
Fiscal Year 2009 Audited Financial Statement (PDF, 92KB)
Fiscal Year 2008 Audited Financial Statement (PDF, 72KB)
Fiscal Year 2007 Audited Financial Statement (PDF, 80KB)
Fiscal Year 2006 Audited Financial Statement (PDF, 64KB)
Fiscal Year 2005 Audited Financial Statement (PDF, 150KB)
Guide Dogs' 501(c)(3) documentation (PDF, 530KB)