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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Good Shepherd Services

A BBB Accredited charity


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Good Shepherd Services
305 Seventh Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Year, State Incorporated:
1947, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Surrounds at-risk New York City youth and their families with a web of supports that promote a safe passage to self-sufficiency. To achieve our mission we lead in the development of innovative youth development programs; provide quality, effective services that strengthen participants' connections with family, school and community; and advocate on their behalf for broader change. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Good Shepherd Services (GSS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Good Shepherd Services operates more than 80 programs in high-need communities throughout New York City united by a common goal: to help vulnerable youth and families find a safe passage to self-sufficiency. You'll find us where we're needed most - in communities stressed by poverty and crime, in failing schools, or working to address the needs of young people who cannot live with their families. Though our programs and services are diverse, our approach is always the same. We surround youth and families with the right services, at the right time, for long enough to make a difference. This wraparound approach helps young people to build a wide range of skills and build strong connections with caring adults, peers, and the broader community. In our community-based programs, our main focus is to keep youth connected to school and to strengthen families so that they can stay together. In our out-of-home care programs, our aim is to keep children and teens safe and to promote their healthy development and strengthen their families so that they can return home. Our professional training services provide opportunities for social service providers throughout the City to develop the skills necessary for effective work with children and families.


Chief Executive Officer:
Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. James Sullivan
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Senior Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income/Prudential Investment Management
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, grant proposals, and internet.
Fund raising costs were 7.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $16,044,658, 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 GSS's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Grants from government agencies


Care and maintenance contracts


Private grants




Special events (net)


Miscellaneous revenue and other fees


Interest and dividends


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Community-based programs


Foster care and residential services


Training services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative 15% 
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Beginning net assets $47,822,594
Ending net assets 52,311,986
Total liabilities 17,010,933

Total assets



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