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K9s For Warriors

CharityWatch report issued
May 2020

Top-Rated Charity
A-
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
74%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$8
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

K9s For Warriors
114 Camp K9 Road
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081

Other Names

Institute for Warriors
K9s For Warriors Research Institute

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To provide service canines to our warriors suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. To focus on public awareness & debate on the use of service dogs as a solution to a positive & engaging treatment option to veterans with PTSD.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2018

Program Percentage: 74%

The percentage of K9s For Warriors's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$5,500,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $8

How many dollars K9s For Warriors spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$11,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Institute for Warriors IRS Form 990 81-1120233
K9s For Warriors & K9s For Warriors Research Institute Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
K9s For Warriors IRS Form 990 27-5219467
Entity: Institute for Warriors
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 81-1120233
Entity: K9s For Warriors & K9s For Warriors Research Institute
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple
Entity: K9s For Warriors
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 27-5219467

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
K9s For Warriors
meets governance benchmarks.
 
K9s For Warriors
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Rory Diamond CEO $256,532
2 Brett Simon President $151,989
3 Jaime Hernandez CFO $110,102
1
Name: Rory Diamond
Title: CEO
Compensation: $256,532
2
Name: Brett Simon
Title: President
Compensation: $151,989
3
Name: Jaime Hernandez
Title: CFO
Compensation: $110,102

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

CharityWatch's rating of K9s For Warriors includes the financial activities of K9s For Warriors (tax ID #27-5219467) and K9s For Warriors Research Institute (tax ID #81-1120233), which are included in the organization's audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018. Each entity is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All material intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in the audit consolidation.

According to the K9s For Warriors consolidated audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 7, Contributions In-Kind), K9s For Warriors reports receiving in-kind contributed goods and services in 2018 on which it placed a total value of $291,908. 

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]


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