Here at Canine Companions for Independence we are continually working to provide more highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities. And the truth of the matter is that we can’t do this without the generous support of our donors. But have you ever wondered how much of each donated dollar actually goes to the training and placement of our assistance dogs? It’s a common question, and we are always proud to share our financial information as it highlights our dedication to the mission and our fiscal responsibility.
Over the past four years, Canine Companions has invested an average of 76% of every dollar directly to our program services. This includes our training and follow-up services, breeding and puppy raising programs, providing information to the public as well as the wonderful veterinary care we provide our dogs. According to the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, at least 65% of total expenses should be spent on program activities. Canine Companions continues to surpass this number by a comfortable margin.
Financial transparency is of the utmost importance to our organization. Annual reports, 990’s, and auditor’s reports can be accessed on our website at cci.org/financials. Our supporters can give with confidence knowing that their donations are being used responsibly and with the integrity they expect from Canine Companions for Independence.
Thank you for your support and dedication to our mission.