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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
The Doe Fund and Affiliates

A BBB Accredited charity


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The Doe Fund and Affiliates
232 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1987, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The Doe Fund's mission is to develop and implement cost-effective, holistic programs that meet the needs of a diverse population working to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism. All of The Doe Fund's programs and innovative business ventures ultimately strive to help homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals achieve permanent self-sufficiency. "

Evaluation Conclusions

The Doe Fund and Affiliates meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Doe Fund works to develop and apply programs that enable formerly homeless men and women to become self-sufficient and live on their own. “Ready, Willing & Able,” The Doe Fund’s flagship residential, work training program, offers homeless individuals a variety of employment opportunities, allowing them to build job skills, earn a sustaining income, handle a personal bank account and manage savings. The four phases of the program – Orientation, Work Assignments, Job Placement, and After Care – prepare the trainees to meet job market challenges and the demands of independent living. Recruitment for “Ready, Willing & Able” is done through community outreach, referrals from the New York City Department of Homeless Services and other service providers. The Doe Fund also operates six residential facilities located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem, East Williamsburg, Jersey City, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. In 2009, The Doe Fund launched Ready, Willing & Able-Veterans which addresses all of these issues comprehensively and effectively. Participants join the hundreds of "men in blue" of Ready, Willing & Able and are given the same paid work opportunities. We also equip them with all the resources and training they need to regain their self-sufficiency: educational and vocational classes, job coordination, and life-long support services.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. George T. McDonald, Founder & President
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Richard Schaps
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Chairman and CEO, Van Wagner Communications LLC
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, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 12.5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $16,122,119, 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 Doe Fund & Affiliates' Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  





Government grants


Other earned revenue


Room and board


Corporate and foundation grants


Revenue from the sale of 421-a certificates


Special Events


Interest income from certificate loans


Development and management fees


Amortization of deferred rent from land leases


In-Kind Revenue


Realized and unrealized gain (loss)


Interest and investment income


Direct benefit expense


Bad debt expense from 421-a certificates


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Residential and social services


Work and training

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative 13% 
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Beginning net assets $12,887,713
Ending net assets 9,000,788
Total liabilities 51,446,538

Total assets



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