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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

A BBB Accredited charity


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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1300
New York, NY 10036
Year, State Incorporated:
1987, New York
Stated Purpose:
" To mobilize the unique abilities within the entertainment industry to mitigate the suffering of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS; To ensure direct support specifically through the social services and programs of the actors fund to all individuals in the entertainment industry affected by critical health issues, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS; To support organizations across the country which provide treatment or services for people specifically affected by HIV/AIDS and their families; To promote and encourage public support for national and international programs and services which benefit people with HIV/AIDS; To increase public awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS through the creation and dissemination of educational materials; To support efforts by the entertainment industry to address other critical health issues or respond to an emergency, in each case as approved by the board of trustees; To support efforts by the entertainment industry in other charitable or educational endeavors, in each case as approved by the board of trustee. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Direct grants to AIDS service organizations to provide direct services, food services, emergency assistance and harm reduction to persons living with HIV/AIDS and to promote prevention programs and research. Outreach programs to provide information, increase awareness, and promote public support for men, women, and families living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. These programs are nationwide and promote red ribbon retail items, theatre community outreach activities, school and college theatre program outreach, and dance studio and convention program outreach. These programs reach thousands of young adults.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Tom Viola, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Paul Libin
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Exectutive Vice President/Jujamcyn Theaters
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, collections in theaters nationwide
Fund raising costs were 11.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $16,833,755, 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 BCEFA's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  



Special Events Net


Merchandise Sales


Donated Goods and Services


Interest and Other Income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program services- Grants


Other program services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $629,344
Ending net assets 356,590
Total liabilities 1,947,091

Total assets



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