Donating FAQ

   

  Donating FAQ

How much government money or insurance money does OccuPaws receive?
What is the cost of raising/training a guide dog?
Can I give a gift over the internet?
Can I designate what I want my donation to go toward?
How much of your funds go toward Program Services?
Can I get a copy of your financial statements?
Is my donation tax deductible?

 

How much government money or insurance money does OccuPaws receive?

OccuPaws is run solely with grants and donations from people like yourself.  We receive no government or insurance support.
 

What is the cost of raising/training a guide dog?

It costs OccuPaws $20,000-$30,000 to raise and train a guide dog.
 

Can I give a gift over the internet?

Yes you can! You can donate by credit card through Pay Pal whether or not you have a Pay Pal Account. (Click here to make a Donation)
   

Can I designate what I want my donation to go toward?

Absolutely!  You can be as specific or as general as you wish.  We will use the funds you donate as you direct. 
 

How much of your funds go toward Program Services?

Since we are largely a volunteer driven organization with a single paid employee (our Guide Dog Mobility Instructor) who has very little administrative duties, on average for the last few years about 93% of every dollar donated and spent goes directly into program services.  Only about 3.5% goes to administrative costs (phone, postage, accounting, etc.) and 3.5% to fund-raising activities.
  

Can I get a copy of your financial statements?

Yes you can.  Both our financial statements as well as our 990 are available to the public. (Click here to view our Financial Information)
 

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, 100% of every donation is tax deductable since OccuPaws is a 501(c)3 non-profit association.