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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Arab-American Family Support Center

A BBB Accredited charity


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Arab-American Family Support Center
150 Court Street
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1993, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) provides comprehensive social services to Arab American immigrant families and children throughout New York City. As a leading provider of social services to the Arab American community, and a member organization of United Neighborhood Houses (UHH), AFFSC has a strong commitment to providing services in a culturally-competent manner. AAFSC addresses the unique needs of the Arab American and larger immigrant community through a variety of programs, services, and activities. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) meet the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The organization has programs relating to education resources, school programs, newsletters and classes, counseling services, mental health and other health and safety prevention, support group activities, community outreach and cultural programs, immigration issues, prevention programs targeting marital conflict, child abuse, domestic violence and coalition building and advocacy on behalf of the Arab-American community.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Lena Alhusseini, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Joseph Elhilow
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Elhilow and Associates
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,972,845, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on AAFSC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Goverment Grants


Foundation Grants and Support


Contributions- corporate or individual


Program Fees


Other Revenues


Interest Income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Family and Children Preventative Services Programs


Other Programs


Domestic Violence Programs


Neigborhood Development and Disaster Relief

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 95%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative 4% 
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Beginning net assets $244,705
Ending net assets 275,244
Total liabilities 191,427

Total assets



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