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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Fight for Sight

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
07/2016
Name:
Fight for Sight
Address:
381 Park Avenue South
Suite 809
New York, NY 10016
Phone:
212-679-6060
Year, State Incorporated:
1959, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Since 1946, Fight for Sight has supported and inspired eye and vision research by funding promising scientists early in their careers. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Fight for Sight meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Fight for Sight (FFS) promotes the development of scientific skills and facilitates obtaining preliminary results necessary to successfully apply for more substantial additional federal or private funding such as that provided by the National Eye Institute or other divisions of the NIH.FFS occupies a unique niche in the eye research foundation community — its primary mission is to support and encourage promising scientists early in their careers.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Arthur Makar, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$98,280
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Norman J. Kleiman
Board Size:
9
Paid Staff Size:
3



*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
Fund raising costs were 23.2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $582,244, 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 Fight for Sight's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Legacies and bequests

$449,853

Contributions and grants

99,873

Interest and Dividends

71,403

Fund raising events

28,518

Rental income

5,250

In-kind services

4,000

Other revenue

3,379

Total Income

$662,276

Program Expenses  

Program Services

$499,570
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

499,570
135,086
132,570

$767,226

$(104,950)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 65%  Fund Raising: 18%  Administrative 17% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $2,371,312
Ending net assets 2,571,986
Total liabilities 185,620

Total assets

$2,757,606






 

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