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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
A Very Special Place

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
05/2015
Name:
A Very Special Place
Address:
49 Cedar Grove Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone:
718-987-1234
Year, State Incorporated:
1974, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" A Very Special Place's mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities to lead fuller lives through comprehensive programs and services offering guidance, support and opportunities for achieving independence, self-fulfillment, and community inclusion "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
A Very Special Place meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Programs and Services include: Adult Day Services, Employment Training, Outreach Services, Recreational & Respite Services, Residential Alternatives, Transportation Services, and the Annual Special Strokes for Special Folks Golf Outing.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Genevieve R. Benoit, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$265,009
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Sonia Braniff
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
NYC Department of Education (retired)
Board Size:
10
Paid Staff Size:
305



*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, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 20.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,113,179, 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.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on Audited Financial Statements - Combined for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Fee for Service

$16,063,666

Program Contract with Government

791,572

Other

183,336

Client Fees

133,765

Other Nonoperating

105,203

Net Revenue From Special Events

102,389

Contributions and Fundraising Activities

35,882

Interest Income

4,483

Total Income

$17,420,296

Program Expenses  

Residential Programs

$7,109,561

Day "Habilitation" Programs

5,032,391

Employment, Training and Support Services

2,400,132

Teleride

179,556
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

14,721,640
229,861
2,389,989

$17,341,490

$78,806




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative 14% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $6,075,933
Ending net assets 6,154,739
Total liabilities 20,000,133

Total assets

$26,154,872






 

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