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National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
May 2024

Top-Rated Charity
A-
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
75%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$9
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
6800 Wheeler Canyon Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Other Names

NDSDF
SDF
Search Dog Foundation

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To strengthen disaster response in America by rescuing and recruiting dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2022

Program Percentage: 75%

The percentage of National Disaster Search Dog Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$5,800,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $9

How many dollars National Disaster Search Dog Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$7,600,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation IRS Form 990 77-0412509
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Audited Financial Statements 77-0412509
Entity: National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 77-0412509
Entity: National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 77-0412509

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?
 
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
 
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
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 Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 George Haynes President/CEO $178,314
2 Rhett Mauck Executive Director $104,176
1
Name: George Haynes
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $178,314
2
Name: Rhett Mauck
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $104,176

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.

According to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation audit of September 30, 2022 (Note 8, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan):

"On January 23, 2021, the Foundation received loan proceeds in the amount of $423,353 under the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP"). The PPP, established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act ("CARES ACT"), provides loans to qualifying businesses for amounts up to 2.5 times of the average monthly payroll expenses of the qualifying business. Payments on the loan do not begin until ten-months after the 24-week covered period ends which was expected to be September 2022 if the loan was not forgiven. The loan bears interest of one-percent (1.0%) per annum. The loan may be forgiven if the Foundation uses the loan proceeds for certain selected uses such as employee salaries and related benefits.

On December 15, 2021 the Small Business Administration ("SBA") notified the Foundation the the PPP loan was forgiven, and accordingly, the Foundation recognized $423,353 of income which is included in "Other income" on the statement of activities."


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