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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Staten Island Mental Health Society

A BBB Accredited charity


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Staten Island Mental Health Society
669 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1954, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Provides mental health and related services to Staten Island children and their families. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.



Staten Island Mental Health Society is a non-for-profit children's services provider agency, founded in 1895. Our mission is to diagnose and treat emotional, behavioral, organic, and developmental problems; to create and support programs and an environment that reduce the risk of disability and advance the optimal development of children; to increase our knowledge of the causes and treatments of mental illness and developmental impairment; and to promote public awareness of, and support for, the value and availability of our services.

Each Year:

  • We serve one-in-ten Staten Island families
  • We treat over 5,300 individuals
  • We conduct 166,000 child and family evaluation and treatment sessions
  • We deliver services at 21 sites, by 300 professional and support staff
  • Our volunteers donate over 50,000 hours of service
  • To the Children We Say... "We are your friends, your voice, your advocate, and your ally. We are here when you need us".


    Chief Executive Officer:
    Ms. Fern Zagor, President/CEO
    Chair of the Board:
    Mr. John Tapinis
    Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
    Tax Accountant
    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, internet.
    Fund raising costs were 7.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $9,152,065, 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 SIMHS's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

    Source of Funds  

    Program service fees


    Grants from government agencies




    Investment income


    Sales of donated merchandise


    Other income


    Total Income


    Program Expenses  

    Program services

    Total Program Expenses:
    Fund Raising Expenses
    Administrative Expenses

    Total expenses

    Expenses in Excess of Income




    Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

    Programs: 94%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative 3% 
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    Beginning net assets $4,066,187
    Ending net assets 2,963,745
    Total liabilities 9,912,426

    Total assets


    *$364,655 is effect on adoption of recognition provisions of ASC Topic 715


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