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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York

A BBB Accredited charity


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Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Year, State Incorporated:
1996, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Episcopal Charities, the outreach arm of the Diocese of New York, provides funding and support to parish-based programs serving children and adults in need on a non-sectarian basis. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.



Episcopal Charities currently supports 99 community outreach programs in partnership with Episcopal congregations throughout the Diocese of New York. Our programs are diverse and open to all. Our community kitchen and food pantries work to address hunger in local towns and neighborhoods. Skill-building programs help brighten the futures of the unemployed, recent immigrants and ex-prisoners reentering society. Health and wellness programs help to improve the quality of life for senior citizens, children on the autism spectrum, persons with AIDS and recovering substance abusers. Children's arts, academic enrichment and summer recreation offerings broaden the horizons of thousands of young people annually. Programs are available to all persons in need, regardless of faith or church affiliation. Programs focus in one of three areas:

  • Basic Human Needs
  • Youth Opportunity Grants
  • All Our Children
  • In addition to funding programs, Episcopal Charities provides training to staff in each program and technical assistance to improve quality. We also work with community leaders to introduce the arts to children.


    Chief Executive Officer:
    Ms. Mary Beth Sasso, Executive Director
    Chair of the Board:
    Mr. John G. Talty
    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, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet.
    Fund raising costs were 21.5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,490,360, 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 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

    Source of Funds  

    Gala dinner (less direct costs)


    Corporate and foundation


    General contribution


    Diocesan support


    Endowment support


    Congregational gifts


    Investment income, spending policy


    Theatre benefit (less direct costs)


    Total Income


    Program Expenses  

    Basic Human Needs


    Youth Opportunities Grants


    Sandy Relief


    All Our Children


    Program Sustainability Institute


    Other programs


    Capacity Building

    Total Program Expenses:
    Fund Raising Expenses
    Administrative Expenses

    Total expenses

    Expenses in Excess of Income




    Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

    Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 20%  Administrative 5% 
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    Beginning net assets $1,975,330
    Ending net assets 2,181,080
    Total liabilities 175,890

    Total assets



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