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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Jericho Project

A BBB Accredited charity


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Jericho Project
245 West 29th Street Suite 902
9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Year, State Incorporated:
1983, New York
Jericho Residence Housing Development Fund Corporation, Jericho Residence II Housing Development Fund Corporation, Jericho Project Housing Development Fund Corporation, 355-359 East 194th Street Housing development Fund Corporation, 2701 Kingsbridge Terrance Housing Development Fund Corporation
Stated Purpose:
" Jericho Project is inspired by the belief that transformation can occur in each individual and steadfastly works to advance its mission to end homelessness at its roots by creating a community that inspires individual change, fosters sustainable independence, and motivates men and women to reach their greatest potential. Supportive Services is unique in the supportive housing community due to its emphasis on gaining employment and helping residents “graduate” to independent living. Jericho Project’s holistic service model addresses the many issues that have led individuals and families into homelessness. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Jericho Project meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


"The Workforce Opportunities Program provides personalized counseling, referrals to job training and educational courses, resume and job search assistance, and work retention support needed for each resident to succeed in meeting their employment goals. The program’s on-site workshops, tutoring, and trainings help residents build the skills needed for acquiring and sustaining employment. Jericho’s family Reunification Program works with the agency’s non-custodial parents to help them reestablish and build healthy relationships with their children. Its family Supportive Apartment Program provides critical housing placement assistance and transitional support services to families still residing in the New York City shelter system. Through its extended network of landlords and affordable housing developers, Jericho is helping families identify the critical affordable housing necessary to break their cycles of homelessness. Jericho’s On With Life Program provides the critical support residents need to identify affordable housing and successfully make the transition from supported life at Jericho to independent living. After graduation, counselors continue to provide extensive services for a minimum of two years, providing significant support during that critical transition to independent living."


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Victoria Lyon, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Ian C. Devine
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
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*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 9.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,414,023, 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 Jericho Project's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Tenant rent


Supportive services






Fundraising events




Interest and dividends






Total Income


Program Expenses  

Housing services


Social 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: 81%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative 14% 
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Beginning net assets $3,610,724
Ending net assets 8,926,832
Total liabilities 30,262,950

Total assets



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