Financials for Grantmakers

Pawsitivity spent 81.12% of gifts on programs, thus exceeding the Charities Review Council's top rating standard.

Financials for Grantmakers




Pawsitivity Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) charity registered in the state of Minnesota and receives no federal or state funding. We rely primarily on individual contributions to provide specially-trained service dogs to people with disabilities.

All Pawsitivity's annual reports include detailed financials such as SOP, SOA, and SFE. The following is a summary of the key elements of the 2017 report:

  • What percent of Pawsitivity's 2017 expenses were admin and developmental expenses? 16% and 3%, respectively, which Minnesota's Charity Review Council considers the top standard.

  • What is Pawsitivity's EIN? 47-146634. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

  • How long has Pawsitivity been in business? Since 2012, receiving 501(c)(3) status in 2014.

  • What is Pawsitivity's contact info: Pawsitivity Service Dogs, 197 Griggs St N, St Paul, MN 55104. 651-321-3647,,

Other key financial measures

  • Pawsitivity has a 29.6% Operating Reserve, which is over three months of liquid unreserved net assets (LUNA). This high Primary Reserve Ratio confirms that the organization’s resources are flexible enough to support its mission.

  • Pawsitivity consistently keeps a remarkable 0% Debt Ratio (zero liabilities and no interest expenses), which contributes to a high Viability Ratio. In other words, the nonprofit’s finances have a great deal of resiliency.



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Pawsitivity Service Dogs is a Partner Member of the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) and a proud member of the National Association of Service Dogs. Pawsitivity Service Dogs is also a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

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