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About Us

We support all our service monkeys for their entire lives.


Helping Hands' hard work has consistently resulted in monkey helpers enriching, and in many cases totally transforming, the quality of life of their recipients. Fostering a special relationship between the helper and recipient, where each benefits from, and to some extent is dependent upon, the other, is at the very heart of Foundation Robmar's philosophy of supporting projects which have the human-animal bond at their core. Robmar is privileged to be associated with Helping Hands in its endeavors to assist those living with disabilities.   

- Marie-Christine Jaeger-Firmenich, President and Founder

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers relies on private donations for its operating income. We do not receive any government money or insurance reimbursements for our service animals. Employing a sound mix of development efforts which include special events, foundation grants, corporate partnerships, and individual giving, we currently operate with a $1.3 million budget that supports 10 full-time and 1 part-time staff members who oversee a wide range of programs including training, placement, veterinary care, foster homes, and aftercare programs.

We are grateful to all the generous individuals, foundations, and businesses that support Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers. Their partnership with us deeply enriches and enhances the lives of people living with physical disabilities. We take the donations entrusted to us very seriously. Below please find the last few years of our Annual Report, our 990, and our audited financials.  

Financial Publications
2020 Annual Report 2020 IRS 990 2020 Audit
2019 Annual Report 2019 IRS 990 2019 Audit
2018 Annual Report 2018 IRS 990 2018 Audit
2017 Annual Report 2017 IRS 990 2017 Audit
2016 Annual Report 2016 IRS 990 2016 Audit
2015 Annual Report 2015 IRS 990 2015 Audit
2014 Annual Report 2014 IRS 990 2014 Audit
2013 Annual Report 2013 IRS 990 2013 Audit
2012 Annual Report 2012 IRS 990 2012 Audit