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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Black Veterans for Social Justice

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
10/2016
Name:
Black Veterans for Social Justice
Address:
665 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone:
718-852-6004
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1979, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" BVSJ is committed to assisting military personnel in making a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life. Its stated purpose is to provide veterans with information to help alleviate some of their problems; to advocate to federal, state, and city agencies the immediate needs of veterans and to develop long range solutions; to assist with upgrading discharges, obtaining employment, housing, physical and mental stability and educational development; and to establish a hotline and center where veterans who have been mistreated or have problems can receive redress or care. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Black Veterans for Social Justice meet the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
BVSJ offers a continuum of care to homeless veterans and their families that includes emergency services, shelter referral services, housing and aftercare.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Wendy McClinton, President/ CEO
Compensation*:
$105,000
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Herbert Sweat
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.
Board Size:
9
Paid Staff Size:
109



*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, internet, planned giving arrangements, Outreach & Flyer Distribution
Fund raising costs were .2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,379,759, 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.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on BVSJ's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Government grants

$4,361,807

Program Income

391,361

Rental income

186,687

Other income

20,615

Contributions and other grants

13,976

Fundraising income-net

3,976

Interest income

105

Total Income

$4,978,527

Program Expenses  

Program services

$4,392,805
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

4,392,805
7,260
720,509

$5,120,574

$(142,047)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: %  Administrative 14% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $3,623,695
Ending net assets 3,481,648
Total liabilities 958,915

Total assets

$4,440,563






 

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