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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Greater Ridgewood Youth Council

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Inc.
59-03 Summerfield Street
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Year, State Incorporated:
1980, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The GRYC is a safe haven for neighborhood youth and their families. With a wide range of comprehensive and multifaceted programs, the GRYC helps children and adults find new avenues of learning and positive life experiences. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Inc. (GRYC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) is the largest independent youth serving agency within Community Board 5, presently serving close to 6,000 children and families annually. The GRYC is a not-for-profit agency that provides multi-services. Its programs are focused on education, recreation, counseling, truancy prevention, job readiness and employment opportunities, as well as a host of other services. Major programs include the Little Stars Pre-K, attended by 162 children and the IS 93 Beacon Program serving approximately 3,000 youth and adults. A year-round Youth Educational & Employment Program provides basic skills training, job readiness development and internship opportunities to approximately 200 teens. In addition, the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides over 900 teens with summer jobs, and many of the participants with their first working experience. After school programs at PS71, IS77, PS81, PS88, PS91, IS113, PS128, PS153, PS239, and PS306 focus on homework help and aim to enhance the students’ school day experience. The GRYC also has a Transition to High School Program for 50 freshmen from the High School of Law Enforcement and Public Safety. The program is to help these 50 participants transition to high school and advance into their sophomore year.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Robert J. Monahan, President
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Henrietta Maier
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Cornell University (Retired)
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
Fund raising costs were 3.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $463,769, 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 GRYC's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Government contracts




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: 87%  Fund Raising: %  Administrative 13% 
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Beginning net assets $1,049,790
Ending net assets 1,180,258
Total liabilities 870,238

Total assets



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