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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Search and Care

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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Search and Care
1844 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Year, State Incorporated:
1972, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Search and Care seeks out older people in the community who need help managing life's daily activities or accessing essential services, and provide the support and companionship they require to live with security and dignity in the manner they choose. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Search and Care meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The cornerstone of Search and Care's work is our compassionate and comprehensive care for our vulnerable and at-risk elderly neighbors in Manhattan's Yorkville, Carnegie Hill, and East Harlem neighborhoods. Our model is unique in that we emphasize care management - not case management, maintaining professional relationships with our clients that delve deeper in order to address not only their urgent needs, but emerging and future ones as well. In a sense, we act as their surrogate family, providing concrete help such as obtaining benefits and entitlements (i.e. Meals on Wheels, EISEP homecare, Food Stamps), organizing home care and transportation (i.e. Access-a-Ride), managing finances (e.g. paying bills, budgeting, securing stipends), addressing mental health needs (e.g. providing emphatic listening, connections to specialized resources and referrals, therapeutic groups), providing nursing support (e.g. monitoring nutrition, medication and vital signs, home safety/comfort, advocating with doctors and nursing facilities, preventing falls), offering volunteer assistance (e.g. companionship, socialization, shopping, medical escorts), and pet care (e.g. upkeep, visiting).


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Brian C. Kravitz, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Christine L. Robinson
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, Grant Proposals, Planned Giving Arrangements.
Fundraising costs were 8.9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,190,594, 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 Search and Care's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Grants and Contributions


Income from events, net of expenses


Allocated investment income


Other income


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: 78%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative 11% 
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Beginning net assets $2,342,677
Ending net assets 2,604,616
Total liabilities 114,780

Total assets



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