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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter

A BBB Accredited charity


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Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
157 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
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Year, State Incorporated:
1982, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter is dedicated to providing housing and support that can transform lives and to working with community partners to reduce, prevent and ultimately end homelessness. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter (NCS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, Inc. (NCS) was founded on the premise that homelessness is the responsibility of the entire community. Established in 1982 by religious and community leaders on Manhattan's Upper East Side, NCS offers an array of housing and comprehensive services, including counseling, substance abuse treatment, vocational and educational programs, and employment support. In addition, NCS conducts research to inform the development of policies and practices, and enhances public awareness and understanding. Together with its partners in the community, NCS's dedicated board, staff and volunteers demonstrate what neighbors can do to reduce, prevent and ultimately end homelessness.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ira L. Mandelker, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
David A. Oliver
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Stone Harbor Investment Partners, LP
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, internet
Fund raising costs were 8.2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,120,130, 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 NCS's Audited Financial Statements - Consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Total Government Support




Net Special Events Income


Tenant Rental Income


Contributions In-Kind




Interest and Dividends


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: 79%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative 13% 
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Beginning net assets $6,081,634
Ending net assets 6,216,131
Total liabilities 198,051

Total assets



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