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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Group for the East End

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
Group for the East End
Formerly known as:
Group for the South Fork
PO Box 1792
Southold, NY 11971
Year, State Incorporated:
1972, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Aims to preserve Eastern Long Island's natural resources and rural heritage. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Group for the East End meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Group for the East End (GFEE) aims to protect the environment, rural character and quality of life across eastern Long Island. The organization acts as an advocate for the environment by working with local governments to rethink major development proposals, overhaul local zoning codes, adopt new wetlands, open space and farmland preservation laws, and to invest resources in projects that clean up local waters, conserve beaches and protect wildlife habitats. GFEE also offers public and classroom environmental education programs, which include environmental action and outdoor educational programs.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Robert S. DeLuca, President
Chair of the Board:
Mr. William S. McChesney
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Retired, J.P. Morgan Chase
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, telephone appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 8.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,488,421, 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 Group for the East End's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  



Special Events




Public Educational Programs


Interest and Dividends


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Conservation Advocacy, Environmental Education and Community Planning

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative 13% 
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Beginning net assets $1,493,910
Ending net assets 1,466,844
Total liabilities 574,538

Total assets



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