Better Business Bureau Report for
CHAMP Assistance Dogs

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2010
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2011

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: CHAMP Assistance Dogs
Address: 4910 Parker Road
  Florissant , MO 63033
Phone: 314-653-9466
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1998, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to raise, train, and place service dogs with people who have disabilities. It also serves the community with therapy dog teams and a disability education program."

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Evaluation Conclusions


CHAMP Assistance Dogs (CAD) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Raising and training service dogs to assist people with physical disabilities.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, CAD's program expenses were:

Service Dog 110,390
Community Education 16,066
Therapy Dog 4,831
Rescue Dog 544
Total Program Expenses: $131,831
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Chief Executive : Janet Cole , Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Nola Ewers
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Founding Member, CHAMP

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 5

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $139,204, 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 CADCHAMP Assistance DogsCHAMP Assistance DogsCHAMP Assistance DogsCHAMP Assistance DogsCHAMP Assistance DogsCHAMP Assistance Dogs 's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 62,631
Grants 27,200
Special events 25,320
Contributions in Kind 24,053
Interest and Dividends 268
Total Income $139,472


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $139,472
Program expenses $131,831
Fund raising expenses 5,072
Administrative expenses 12,699
Total expenses $149,602
Expenses in Excess of Income (10,130)
Beginning net assets 132,750
Ending net assets 122,620
Total liabilities 1,035
Total assets $123,655

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