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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Creative Alternatives of New York

A BBB Accredited charity


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Creative Alternatives of New York
225 West 99th Street
New York, NY 10025
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1983, New York
Stated Purpose:
" To empower people who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. Through the use of drama therapy and creative expression in a therapeutic group setting, CANY helps children and adults expand their self-concept, imagine new life possibilities and build the social and emotional tools they need in order to live meaningful lives. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Direct Service: CANY provides weekly or bi-weekly drama therapy programs for groups of 8-12 clients at partner agency sites. Each partnership is a custom designed collaboration between CANY and the partner agency. Training: CANY offers a range of training opportunities for clinicians, artists, and educators in our model of trauma-informed drama therapy, providing concrete tools that enhance their professional practices.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Jonathan Hilton, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Annie Gross
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Healthcare Communications Consultant and Medical Writer
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 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $630,818, 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 CANY's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  



Service Fees


Special events, net of expenses of $59906


In-Kind Contributions


Investment Income


Realized and unrealized gain on investments


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: 71%  Fund Raising: 18%  Administrative 12% 
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Beginning net assets $715,946
Ending net assets 893,403
Total liabilities 10,384

Total assets



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