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A Guiding Eyes dog signifies freedom, confidence, and the opportunity to embrace a life-altering partnership. We facilitate remarkable connections between extraordinary people and exceptional dogs while offering support to sustain their partnership throughout their journey together. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we are committed to providing all our services entirely free of charge. Guiding Eyes does not depend on government funding; our support comes entirely from individuals and philanthropic organizations. It is this unwavering dedication to individuals with blindness or vision loss that distinguishes us among other nonprofit organizations.


It is because of our commitment to people with vision loss, that we rank high among other nonprofit organizations. Charity watchers, prestigious publishers, consumer advocates and others agree — Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a top charity that you can trust.

On a busy NYC street a man in blue smiles while walking with his black Lab guide dog during training

The Great Nonprofits Top-Rated Awards is the one and only people’s choice award where volunteers, donors, and people served by nonprofits are asked to share stories of inspiration and express their appreciation. Based on a series of positive reviews, Guiding Eyes for the Blind received a top-rated award for 2023.

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Ratings are updated annually based on two broad areas of a charity’s performance: Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency. Charity Navigator applies an overall rating (zero-to-four stars).

The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance reviews charities governance and oversight, effectiveness, finances and fundraising and informational materials to determine whether a charity meets its standards of becoming an accredited charity. Guiding Eyes meets the 20 standards needed to be rated as an accredited national charity.

Candid provides as much information as they can about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more.

As the world’s largest social network, Facebook members have the ability to write reviews about organizations like Guiding Eyes for the Blind. We currently have a rating of 4.6 out of 5 on Facebook.

We currently have a 4.8 out of 5 rating on Google. When a business has a higher star rating, it signals that it is trustworthy and provides quality service.