Better Business Bureau Report for
Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 24365
  Cleveland, OH 44124-0365
Phone: 216-556-4746
Web Address:
Also known as:G.R.I.N.
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1992, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: We are a volunteer-staffed organization dedicated to finding forever homes for rescued golden retrievers - giving those displaced goldens a new beginning; provide public education on responsible dog ownership and care.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc. (G.R.I.N.) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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We bring in displaced golden retrievers from shelters or owner relinquishment or who have been found as strays, we provide comprehensive vet care, and place the dog in a foster home until a permanent adopter can be found. We assist fosters and adopters with education on caring for these displaced dogs.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, G.R.I.N.'s program expenses were:

Veterinary 119,592
Training Expense 5,857
Adoption Expense 4,192
Total Program Expenses: $129,641
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Chief Executive : none, none

Chair of the Board: Donna Asnani, President of the GRIN Board of Trustees
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: retired

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 0

This is an all-volunteer organization, so the Chief Executive is not compensated.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, radio, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $158,278, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on G.R.I.N.'s unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Gen'l Unrestr Contribs 45,839
Special Event - Gala 29,544
Adoption Income 28,338
General Fundraising 25,973
Member Fee Income 21,295
Restricted Funds Contribs 3,435
Grants 3,154
Miscellaneous Income 700
Interest 166
Total Income $158,444


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $158,444
Program expenses $129,641
Fund raising expenses 10,004
Administrative expenses 12,561
Total expenses $152,206
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,238
Beginning net assets 99,220
Ending net assets 105,458
Total liabilities
Total assets $105,458

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