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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

A BBB Accredited charity


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Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Year, State Incorporated:
1967, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The nation's first community development corporation, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's mission is to improve the quality of life for Central Brooklyn families by fostering economic self sufficiency and family stability, promoting arts and culture and transforming the neighborhood into a safe, vibrant place to live, work, and visit. Restoration was established in 1967 with the bipartisan support of Senators Robert Kennedy and Jacob Javits at a time of major inner city disinvestment. Since that time, Restoration has remained an anchor in the community providing comprehensive programming spanning housing, jobs, social supports, the environment, education, and the arts. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC) operates in the Bedford Stuyvesant community in Central Brooklyn which faces poverty, unemployment and crime rates that far exceed city averages. BSRC works with the nearly 67% of children that are born into poverty and 33% of families which receive some public assistance by providing the full spectrum of community development programs. This encompasses the creation of quality affordable housing, workforce development and placement, family and youth services, small business assistance, financial literacy, commercial revitalization and promotion of the arts and culture. BSRC also preserves and renews the rich cultural legacy of the community through the Billy Holiday Theatre, a premiere arts training institution, the Youth Arts Academy and the Skylight Gallery.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Colvin W. Grannum, President and CEO
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Kevin Chavers
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Managing Director
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.
Fund raising costs were 8.2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,339,861, 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 Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Rental Income


Government grants and contract


Construction Income


Gain on investments in affiliates


Private grants and contributions


Fees and other income


Other income


Program Income


Interest income


Dividend income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Affordable housing and commercial revitalization


Economic Development


Energy conservation and waetherization


Arts and Education

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative 9% 
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Beginning net assets $13,067,248
Ending net assets 12,460,268
Total liabilities 27,947,372

Total assets



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