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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York

A BBB Accredited charity


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Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York
Formerly known as:
841 Broadway
Suite 301
New York, NY 10003
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1978, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York's goal is to ensure full integration, independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural and civil life of the community. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


" CIDNY assists with safety-net navigational concerns and provides peer counseling and independent living skill building. We provide this assistance relative to Medicaid, ADAP, pharmacy assistance, Medicare, HHC Options, the home and community-based waiver programs, managed long-term care, home health aides, personal care, durable medical equipment, and transitions in care, medical and other transportation. Our housing expertise extends to The Disability Rent Increase Exemption Program, The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program, the New York City Housing Authority, supportive housing, group homes, adult homes, temporary shelters, housing modification programs, housing search strategies, eviction prevention, accessibility issues, disputes with landlords, repairs, hoarding behaviors and payment plans for utilities. We work with families and students regarding educational success, post-secondary placement, vocational rehabilitation, financial support for college and vocational training. Our staff has the capacity to work with Social Security beneficiaries who are seeking employment and we are the ombudsprogram for individuals relying on the State's vocational rehabilitation program. We assist in application and problem-solving related to SSDI, SSI, TANF, We Care, SNAP, access to soup kitchens and food pantries and heating assistance. Our communications and education team provide workshop to help individuals build skills and train service providers, private corporations, and public agencies to work with people with disabilities in a literate manner. Our Advocacy and Public Policy division participates in State advisory bodies that work with policy makers to create program and policy solutions. "


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Susan Dooha, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Martin Eichel
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
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*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were .8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,195,268, 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 CIDNY's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Government contracts


Individual contributions


Foundation and institutional grants


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Unrealized gain on investment


Total Income


Program Expenses  
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative 11% 
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Beginning net assets $1,420,343
Ending net assets 1,474,118
Total liabilities 136,483

Total assets



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