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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Center for Family Representation

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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Center for Family Representation
40 Worth Street
Suite 605
New York, NY 10013
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
2002, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The Center For Family Representation, Inc. (CFR) is a legal nonprofit organization dedicated to its mission to keep families together and to prevent children from entering the foster care system. To accomplish this, CFR works with low-income families involved in the child welfare and Family Court systems using an interdisciplinary service model involving attorneys, social workers, and parent advocates (trained professionals who have experienced the child welfare system firsthand and have successfully reunited with their families). CFR provides intensive case management services, preventive services, and training and technical assistance to help break the cycle of foster care and support vulnerable families across New York City. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Center for Family Representation meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Through our work with the City of New York, we serve more than 2,000 families annually, with a total of 1,000 new families coming from Manhattan and Queens. CFR provides intensive case management, preventive services, and community outreach to improve the quality of services and outcomes for parents and their children.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Susan Jacobs, Executive Director and President
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Judith Marshall
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Retired - Former Director of Administration at the Legal Aid Society
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, telephone appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 35.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $763,767, 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 Center for Family Representation's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Government contracts


Contributions - foundations


Special events (net of expenses of $68165 in 2011)


Contributions - other


Training Revenue


Other income




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: 89%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative 6% 
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Beginning net assets $235,248
Ending net assets 693,268
Total liabilities 1,224,609

Total assets



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