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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
The Family Center

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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The Family Center
493 Nostrand Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Year, State Incorporated:
1997, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The Family Center works to strengthen families affected by illness, crisis, or loss to create a more secure present and future for their children. "

Evaluation Conclusions

The Family Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Family Center offers a unique program of social and legal services, including health care and wellness programs, to New Yorkers struggling with a family crisis or loss. By working with families, every step of the way as they confront crisis or loss, The Family Center builds trust and achieves sustainable results. Professionals on staff combine a keen business sense with a personalized approach, partnering with client families to plan their next steps and long-term solutions. Trademarks of The Family Center's work include at-home visits and coordinated support strategies. Our team combines a keen business sense with a personalized approach, partnering with clients families to plan their next steps and long-term solutions with services in the following areas: Social Services, Legal Services, Health Management Assistance, The Irene LeeKong Health & Wellness Institute.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Ivy Gamble Cobb, CEO
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Amy Yates Capone
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
HR Sepcialist
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, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,806,688, 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 The Family Center's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Government grant income




Special events (Net)


In-kind contributions


Interest and other income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Social services


Child welfare


Legal 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: 80%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative 14% 
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Beginning net assets $3,173,605
Ending net assets 3,064,775
Total liabilities 487,218

Total assets



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