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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Advocates for Children of New York

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  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
11/2015
Name:
Advocates for Children of New York
Address:
151 West 30th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone:
212-947-9779
Year, State Incorporated:
1971, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Advocates for Children of New York's mission is to promote access to the best education New York can provide for all students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. We use integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Since 1971, AFC has steadfastly maintained its focus on securing an appropriate education for New York City's most vulnerable children and families, including children who are in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system, face homelessness, have special education needs, or lack proficient English language skills. Over the past 40 years, we have touched the lives of over half a million students and families. We serve children and youth, from birth through age 21, in all five boroughs of New York City. Approximately 90 percent of our families are low-income, the majority are persons of color, and more than 75 percent of the families we serve have children with disabilities. We provide vulnerable students and their families with the one-on-one guidance and advocacy they need, while at the same time, pressing for system-wide reforms that benefit all students, even those who are most challenging to educate. Our efforts on the individual and policy levels inform and strengthen each other, increasing our effectiveness for the communities we serve.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Kim Sweet, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$140,471
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Jamie Levitt
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Morrison & Foerster LLP, Partner
Board Size:
14
Paid Staff Size:
50



*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
Fund raising costs were 9.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,607,045, 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 AFC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Foundations

$2,302,319

Grants from government agencies

1,311,093

Legal fees

686,236

Special Events

638,144

Corporations

154,149

Individuals

110,864

Contribution Income- In Kind

83,900

Investment Income

37,622

Other

10,932

United Way

6,576

Total Income

$5,341,835

Program Expenses  

Case Advocacy and Parent Training

$2,961,217

Public Policy and research

378,918

Impact Litigation

140,740
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

3,480,875
426,177
563,996

$4,471,048

$870,787




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative 13% 
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Beginning net assets $4,612,668
Ending net assets 5,483,455
Total liabilities 571,048

Total assets

$6,054,503






 

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