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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Sadie Nash Leadership Project

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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Sadie Nash Leadership Project
4 West 43rd Street
Suite 502
New York, NY 10036
Year, State Incorporated:
2001, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) is a leadership education program designed for and with low-income young women, ages 14-22, from New York City and Newark, NJ. Our mission is to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world. By increasing the participation of women in social, political, and economic decision-making, SNLP seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective. SNLP's cutting-edge programs, include: its award-wining Summer Institute; community-based internships; advanced-level fellowships; college prep; and opportunities for organizational stewardship. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Sadie Nash Leadership Project meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


All SNLP programs rely on a clear and consistent methodology: the intersection of role models, strong relationships/community, and education for social change. SNLP programs include Summer Institute, Ready S.E.T Go!, Community Action Placement, Leadership Institute, Sadie Nash Partnership Program, ELLA ( Engage, Learn, Lead, Act) Fellowship, Sadie Nash Newark, and College Prep.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Chitra Aiyar, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Pooja O'Hanlon
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Philanthropy Executive Program Director, Thomas & Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation
Co-Chair of the Board :
Ms. Holly Sidford
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
President, Helicon Collaborative
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, Grant Proposals, Internet.
Fundraising costs were 9.2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,258,268, 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 SNLP's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  



Benefit (net of expenses)


Other income


Interest income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Summer Institute-NYC


Summer Institute-Newark


Sadie Nash Partnership


Ella Fellowship Program


CAP Program


Leadership Institute


General Programs

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative 12% 
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Beginning net assets $298,668
Ending net assets 788,128
Total liabilities 17,250

Total assets



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