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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Harlem RBI

A BBB Accredited charity


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Harlem RBI
333 East 100th Street
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10029
Year, State Incorporated:
1991, New York
HBDI DREAM Partners, LLC, HRBI Home Base, LLC
Stated Purpose:
" Provides inner-city youth with opportunities to play, learn and grow. Harlem RBI uses the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Harlem RBI meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Harlem RBI’s unique brand of youth development programming serves more than 1,000 East Harlem boys and girls, ages 5-22, with year-round after-school, summer and school day programs. Harlem RBI’s approach to youth development and education addresses the barriers inner-city youth typically face by providing concrete opportunities to build the skills and confidence needed to break the cycle of poverty. All Harlem RBI participants play on a baseball or softball team, which serves both as a “hook” to attract youth participation and as a tool to help youth develop as leaders, teammates and friends. Harlem RBI’s off-the-field activities consist of a series of age-appropriate, team-based after-school and summer programs that change over time as participants grow from year to year. Programs are free of charge and open to all participants regardless of athletic or academic ability. Once youth join Harlem RBI, they are a part of a safe, supportive and engaging environment where they can play, learn and grow until they graduate from high school and enroll in college.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Richard A. Berlin, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Kenneth Rosh
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Partner / Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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 9.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $10,102,697, 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 Harlem RBI's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  



Special Events, Net


Government grants


Contractual Services


Other Income


Donated Services


Investment 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: 81%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $10,754,672
Ending net assets 13,433,627
Total liabilities 827,327

Total assets



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