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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
ACE: Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless

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ACE: Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless
598 Broadway
7th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Year, State Incorporated:
1992, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Enables homeless men and women to re-enter the workforce and to achieve long-term, economic self sufficiency. "

Evaluation Conclusions

ACE: Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


ACE's training focuses on community improvement assignments throughout New York City, such as street sweeping, refuse removal, tree care, and snow removal. Participants of ACE form these neighborhood improvement projects while learning the skills required for full time employment. The 4-6 month vocational rehabilitation program, Project Comeback, provides recovering homeless individuals with the skills and motivation they need to successfully gain economic independence. ACE’s aftercare program, Project Stay, offers graduates lifelong support and enrichment services aimed at helping them stay employed, explore opportunities for career growth, and continue to develop their living skills, especially those pertaining to financial literacy and money management.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. James Martin, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Henry Buhl
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

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

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, individual renewal letters
Fund raising costs were 24.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,089,958, 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 ACE's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Gifts and grants


Special events, net


Program service revenue: Project Stay


Program service revenue: Project Comeback


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 69%  Fund Raising: 23%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $227,191
Ending net assets 387,610
Total liabilities 7,967

Total assets



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