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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City
40 Rector Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10006
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1904, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City is to provide children facing adversity in New York City with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships with adults that change their lives for the better, forever. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations and the community to inspire positive change in all. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City provides mentoring programs to New York City youth. The organization offers three types of programs: community-based programs, site-based programs, and programs for special populations, such as the children of incarcerated parents. The organization's largest program, the Traditional Mentoring Program, serves the general population ages 7-17, in need of an adult mentor. The program require a commitment of one year from the youth (Littles), their family, and the mentors (Bigs).


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Hector Batista, Executive Director/CEO
Chair of the Board:
Laura Parsons, Psy.D.
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Developmental Psychologist/ Self-employed
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 14.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $8,654,340, 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 BBBS's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Net revenue from special events


Private grants and contributions


Government grants and contracts


Net realized and unrealized gains on investments


Interest and dividends


United Way


Total Income


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: 78%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative 9% 
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Beginning net assets $14,289,382
Ending net assets 15,006,982
Total liabilities 1,102,144

Total assets



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