Pawsitivity Service Dogs


Financials and Annual Reports for Donors and Grantmakers

Financials for Donors and Grantmakers

Your donation transforms lives, and we prove it. Pawsitivity is one of the few service dog nonprofits to have its outcomes assessed with an independent third-party Impact Evaluation.

Pawsitivity has been training lifesaving service dogs since 2012, receiving 501(c)(3) status in 2014. Here are our last three years of annual reports, 990s, and CPA-reviewed financials.










Your donation is tracked.

Pawsitivity Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) charity duly 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. Accountability is important to you and to us, and our hard work has been recognized by the Charities Review Council "Meets Standards" (highest rating) and Guidestar "Platinum" (highest rating).

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 2020 report:

  • What percent of Pawsitivity's 2020 expenses were administrative and developmental expenses? 7.44% and 6.51%, respectively. 86.05% of gifts were spent on programs, which Minnesota's Charity Review Council considers well within their top standard.

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

  • What is Pawsitivity's contact info? Pawsitivity Service Dogs, 197 Griggs St N, St Paul, MN 55104. 651-321-3647, [email protected],


Your donation is wisely used.

While some financial experts think that the best metric to judge a nonprofit is their program spending percentage (and Pawsitivity gets top marks in that department with 82.18%), other experts think that different financial metrics are more appropriate for this purpose. In the interest of transparency, here are other metrics that are alternately thought of as quality markers.

  • Pawsitivity has a 41.18% 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.  

Donate online or contact us directly to discuss grants, bequests, or special donations. We are available by mail, phone, or email at 197 Griggs St N, St Paul, MN 55104, 651-321-3647, [email protected]


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