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Graham Windham Services for Children and Families

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Graham Windham Services for Children and Families
33 Irving Place
7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Year, State Incorporated:
1977, New York
Stated Purpose:
" In full partnership with families and communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference with children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Graham Windham Services for Children and Families meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.



Graham Windham operates 10 community-based and provides close to 20 educational and social service programs, including family foster care, adoption, child abuse prevention, behavioral supports, after-school, out of school time, education, and mental health to more than 4,500 children and families in New York City’s neediest communities in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem as well as The Graham School Campus, which houses a residential treatment center and a Special Act School (K-12) at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

Family Permanency Planning Services: Graham Windham’s foster care program places children with loving foster families and uses Solution-Based Casework to ensure the safety and well-being of each child, to help parents develop the skills and receive the support they need; and, when parents cannot provide for their children’s safety, to seek an alternative strong, permanent family.

Family and Community Support Services: FCSS helps families develop the skills and supports they need to help children thrive, through: general preventive case management services in the Bronx and Harlem; specialized preventive case management for families in Brooklyn and Harlem facing the challenges of substance abuse and mental illness; Bridges to Health Medicaid waiver case management services for children and youth with foster care experience with emotional disturbances or other health issues; mental health services for children, adolescents, and their parents through the Manhattan Mental Health Center, Passport to Parenting Program, Visit Coaching Program and after-school programming in Harlem and Hunts Point through our Beacon After-School Centers; and support for young adults involved in the court system to complete their education and prepare for a career through the SLAM Justice Scholars program.

The Graham School: The Graham School is a residential school that serves over 400 at-risk youth each year from the New York City area on a campus located in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. The Graham School works in partnership with The Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District to provide educational opportunities and therapeutic services to students who have experienced difficulty or failure in previous school settings. The Graham School proudly asserts three critical distinguishing principles: the development of a therapeutic, mentoring and normalizing culture; a sustained and concentrated focus on family permanency planning; and the core belief in the power of education as a primary force for the individual to progress and achieve in society.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Jess Dannhauser, President and CEO
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Georgia Wall
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Graham Windham
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 34.8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,606,355, 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 Graham-Windham's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Public maintenance income


Special events, net of direct cost of $204,739


Program services fees, other


Investment income


Contributions and grants


Revenue from UFSD No.10


Interest income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program 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: 91%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $12,828,199
Ending net assets 13,023,631
Total liabilities 21,007,065

Total assets



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