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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Catalog for Giving of New York City

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
Catalog for Giving of New York City
1115 Broadway
Suite 1200
New York, NY 10010
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1995, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The Catalog for Giving is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City children adversely affected by poverty, drugs, crime, and violence. The Catalog identifies, funds, and supports innovative, commnunity-based start-up organizations providing valuable skills to disadvantaged youth, and in doing so, sets them on new paths to success. Through creativity and the efforts of many volunteers, these organizations deliver extraordinary rewards to the youth and communities they serve. "

Evaluation Conclusions

The Catalog for Giving of New York City meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Catalog for Giving of New York City funds extracurricular programs that work to create safe and new opportunities for children and teens within the city who have been affected by poverty, drugs, alcohol, and violence. Programs are funded for three years until they become self-sustaining. The organization's funding is focused on start up organizations with the greatest potential to become fixtures within their respective communities, in order to expand local services.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Florence Wiener, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Kenneth Horn
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
President/ Alchemy Properties
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, internet
Fund raising costs were 16.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,268,941, 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 Catalog For Giving of New York City's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Special events revenue


Grants and contributions


Donated facilites


Miscellaneous income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Grant expense


Other program expenses

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses
Other Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 70%  Fund Raising: 16%  Administrative 4%  Other Expenses: 10%
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Beginning net assets $433,406
Ending net assets 361,073
Total liabilities 186,310

Total assets



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