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Meet Paragon


At Paragon, we keep faith with the public trust through the efficient, conscientious, and honest use of the resources entrusted to us and are always mindful that our mission is accomplished through the generosity of others. Paragon has a responsibility to our community and our donors. We act with integrity, honesty, and openness to earnestly fulfill our commitments. Paragon is devoted to being a conscientious steward of awarded funding, whether in-kind or cash, and leverages gifts strategically to notably contribute to Paragon's long-term sustainability and mission advancement.

fiscal year 2022-2023

funding sources

As a 501c3 nonprofit, Paragon thrives ONLY through the generous support of a vast network of supporters. Paragon recognizes that it is essential that we successfully partner with many funders (foundations, corporations, and individuals), both long-standing and newly developed. We engage our donor base through a proactive grant funding strategy, online campaigns such as Colorado Gives day locally and Giving Tuesday nationally, ECHO our annual campaign, and social media campaigns. Paragon also participates in many local fundraising events.

IRS status

Paragon (EIN 84-0779444) is registered as a nonprofit corporation and qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


We are committed to being fiscally responsible, conscientious stewards of our resources, and maintaining sound business practices that are ethical and transparent. Therefore, we make readily available our most recent audit and 990 for review.

charity navigator give with confidence rating

National watchdog group Charity Navigator has awarded Paragon a 96 out of 100 Give With Confidence rating. Learn more about this rating.

candid seal of transparency

Candid's Seal of Transparency indicates that Paragon Service Dogs shares clear and important information with the public about our goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements and progress indicators that highlight the difference Paragon makes through our service. Review the Candid profile to learn more.