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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
SCO Family of Services

A BBB Accredited charity


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SCO Family of Services
One Alexander Place
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1948, New York
Stated Purpose:
" SCO Family of Services is a human services organization that works with vulnerable New Yorkers to provide the support, care and tools they need for a stable, healthy, and successful future. For more than 100 years, SCO has played a vital role serving 40,000 New Yorkers annually at 100 locations throughout New York City and Long Island. "

Evaluation Conclusions

SCO Family of Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


SCO Family of Services helps children, youth, young adults and families striving to overcome the devastating impact of poverty, neglect, abuse, or developmental and mental challenges. We respond to moments of crisis and work to prevent crises before they occur with a comprehensive menu of services in seven core areas: early childhood, youth development, education, family support, special needs, foster care and homelessness. We offer individuals and families support and care and help them develop the skills they need to be self sufficient.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Douglas O’Dell, Interim Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Kelly Williams
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Corporate General Counsel / The Brennan Center for Justice
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 Fundraising Events, Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.), Grant Proposals, Internet, Action Fund Cards.
Fundraising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $9,879,315, 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 SCO Family of Services's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Fee for service program


Contract Programs


Foundations and other Grants


Contributions and Special Events


Prior years' cost reimbursement adjustments


Investment income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program expenses

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 93%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative 6% 
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Beginning net assets $45,140,664
Ending net assets (157,335)
Total liabilities 131,042,829

Total assets



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