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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Volunteer Referral Center

A BBB Accredited charity


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Volunteer Referral Center
161 Madison Avenue
5 SW
New York, NY 10016
Year, State Incorporated:
1989, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The Volunteer Referral Center (VRC) is a not-for-profit organization established to function as an effective liaison in the New York community between volunteers and non-profit organizations in need of volunteer services. Such organizations include health and human services, arts and cultural institutions, and community services among others. The Volunteer Referral Center is committed to providing an effective service in referring as many volunteers as possible. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Volunteer Referral Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Volunteer Referral Center (VRC) is a service organization with a dual role: serving both the needs of volunteers and not-for-profit agencies. As a matchmaker VRC matches volunteers with the non-profit agencies in NYC that need them.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Pat Girardi, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Robert E. Price
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
The All Stars Project, Inc.
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
Fund raising costs were 5.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $130,082, 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 Volunteer Referral Center's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Special Events


Individual Contributions


Corporation and Foundation Contribution


Interest and Dividends


Agency Fees


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Expenses

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative 16% 
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Beginning net assets $24,223
Ending net assets 25,027
Total liabilities

Total assets



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