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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Community Service Society of New York

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
10/2016
Name:
Community Service Society of New York
Address:
105 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone:
212-254-8900
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1939, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" The mission of the Community Service Society is to identify problems which create a permanent poverty class in New York City, and to advocate the systemic changes required to eliminate such problems. CSS will focus on enabling, empowering and promoting opportunities for poor families and individuals to develop their full potential, to contribute to society, and to realize social, economic and political opportunities. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Community Service Society of New York meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
CSS's programs and services include: Benefits Plus Learning Center, Community Health Advocates, Community Service Society Navigator Network, Experience Corps, Financial Advocacy Program, Income Support Services, Next Door Project, Reentry Services & Youth Mentoring, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Workforce Advocacy and Support Initiative.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. David R. Jones, President & CEO
Compensation*:
$717,243
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Joseph R. Harbert, Ph.D
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Colliers International NY LLC
Board Size:
34
Paid Staff Size:
140



*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, In-House donor mailings and trustee appeals
Fund raising costs were 6.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $14,081,660, 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 Community Service Society of New York's Audited Financial Statements - Consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Net Investment Income

$12,983,933

Government Grants

8,187,042

Foundation

3,663,598

Change in Fair Value of Beneficial Interest in Perpetual Trusts

1,665,149

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

1,246,951

Contribution

618,885

Net Revenue From Special Events

263,931

Change in Investment in The United Charities

184,029

Program Service Fees

157,705

Subscription and Advertisement Income

105,913

Bequests

70,921

Greater New York Fund/United Way

30,332

Total Income

$29,178,389

Program Expenses  

Direct Service Program

$13,188,297

Policy Research and Advocacy

4,084,754

Public Interest

1,087,142
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

18,360,193
950,208
4,913,726

$24,224,127

$4,954,262




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative 20% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $142,826,884
5,214,954
Ending net assets 152,996,100
Total liabilities 11,444,451

Total assets

$164,440,551


Note: $5,214,954 is net pension and other postretirement benefits adjustment & Impairment loss- City Limits



 

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