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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Harlem United Community AIDS Center

A BBB Accredited charity


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Harlem United Community AIDS Center
306 Lenox Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
Year, State Incorporated:
1999, New York
Stated Purpose:
" To provide 100% access to quality HIV/AIDS care for all our clients, regardless of race, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation; To ensure that each of our clients remains connected to treatment and obtains the best possible health outcomes; To provide quality HIV prevention, housing, and care services in a safe and nurturing environment;To unite Harlem's diverse communities and address the needs of all people living with and threatened by HIV/AIDS; To empower our clients physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Harlem United Community AIDS Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Harlem United is a community-based organization providing a unique continuum of care. We integrate socially and economically disenfranchised people into a healthy and healing community. We also offer our clients access to a full range of medical, social, and supportive services. The majority of our clients are people living with HIV/AIDS whose diagnoses are often complicated by addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. Many have also faced significant barriers due to poverty, race, HIV status, and sexual or gender identity. Our "one-stop shop" for services allows Harlem United to treat the whole person, mind, body, and spirit in a compassionate and supportive environment. Our staff work in partnership with our clients at each stage of care: HIV testing; treatment and education; primary medical care; substance use counseling; mental health services; pastoral counseling; and an array of expressive therapies. Through our comprehensive model of care, clients learn to become their own advocates and acquire a new sense of well-being and independence.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Steven C. Bussey, Chief Executive Officer
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Latraviette Smith
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
N/A- Self Employed
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.
Fund raising costs were 1.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $15,964,665, 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 Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

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Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative 11% 
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Beginning net assets $8,731,260
Ending net assets 8,198,823
Total liabilities 18,869,096

Total assets



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