Guide Dog Foundation

How to Help

Ways to Give

Thank you very much for considering a gift to the Guide Dog Foundation. You can feel confident that your gift will be put to good and immediate use.

The Guide Dog Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, which relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations. We receive no government funding.

Your contributions are very valuable to our program. Click here for a partial list of what your contribution can do.

For our financials, please click here.  For quick reference, the Foundation's EIN number is 11-1687477.

If you have any questions or would like more information about how to donate to the Guide Dog Foundation, please call our Development Department at (866) 282-8045 or (631) 930-9050.

Thank you for your interest in the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind.

Donate Online

Click here to make your credit card donation. Your contribution is secure, and you will receive an acknowledgement.

Donate by Phone

Telephone us at (800) 548-4337 and we can process your donation over the telephone.

Donate by Mail

To make a donation to the Guide Dog Foundation by check, please send your check (made payable to the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc.) along with this form

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
371 East Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787

Or you may, fax your credit card information to our office at (631) 930-9088. Please be sure to include your name and address so we can send you an acknowledgement and properly thank you. We also need your phone number in case we have any questions.

Schedule A Monthly Gift

Choosing our recurring gift option is a secure, easy and convenient way to support the Guide Dog Foundation. This option allows you to make automatic monthly installment rather than a single payment and enables a donor to build a significant contribution through smaller monthly payments. You won't have to email or call us or remember to write and send a check. In addition, because your annual gift will be broken into smaller monthly installments, a recurring gift may allow you to increase your contribution to the next level. Click here to take part in this program. 

Planned Giving

You can make a contribution to the Guide Dog Foundation through a gift of life insurance, bequests, or a custom giving plan. To learn more about the different ways to make a planned gift, including articles on various topics related to charitable donations, please click here

Stock Transfers

Many donors choose to support their favorite charity through a gift of stock. For instructions on how to transfer stock to the Guide Dog Foundation, click here

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that doubles – and, in some cases, even triples – your gift to the Guide Dog Foundation. Click here to learn more. 

Gifts in Honor or Memory of Someone

You can make a donation to the Guide Dog Foundation in memory or honor of someone. We offer several special gifts and honorariums for this special purpose.

  • Puppy Sponsorship - By making a donation to the Guide Dog Foundation for a gift of $6,000, you can name a puppy and receive periodic updates on its progress through our training program. Click here to learn more.
  • Noble Animal Friend - For a donation of $1,000 you can commemorate a special animal, whether a working animal or pet. You will receive a picture frame for your animal's picture and a brick with their name that will be placed in a walk of honor at the Foundation campus. To learn more, please contact Jaime McGrade.
  • Memorial or in Honor Gift - Making a donation is a meaningful way to honor or remember a relative, friend, colleague or special animal in your life. The Foundation will mail a tribute card on your behalf for a minimum donation of $10 per card to the individual, family or organization that you want to receive it. Click here to donate

Payroll Deduction & Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

For many people, including those who work for the military or a government agency, payroll deduction offers a convenient and simple way to support the causes you care about. Click here to learn more.

Corporate Partners

The Guide Dog Foundation is all about partnerships. We fulfill our mission by creating partnerships between people and guide dogs. That effort is supported and made possible through our other partnerships with individual supporters, organizations and corporations. We welcome additional corporate partnerships as a means for us to realize financial support and the ability to reach more people about our programs. In turn, a partnership tie-in with the Foundation can help a company achieve some significant business benefits.

Click here to learn more about how your company can get involved.


To learn more about how your donation is utilized, please click here to view available documents.

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