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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

A BBB Accredited charity


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Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
331 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Year, State Incorporated:
1911, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Lenox Hill Neighborhood House provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness— which significantly improve the lives of 20,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (LHNH) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is a multi-service community-based organization. Founded in 1894 as a free kindergarten for the children of indigent immigrants and as one of the first settlement houses in the nation, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is the oldest and largest provider of social, legal and educational services on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. They operate out of five East Side sites located between 54th Street and 102nd Street, with their headquarters located on East 70th Street, offer programs at dozens of East Side locations and deliver services to thousands of homebound clients in their own homes. Clients range in age from 3 to 103, represent dozens of races, ethnicities and countries of origin and include indigent families and the working-poor who live in the East Side's housing projects and tenements or who travel to the Upper East Side to work in low-wage jobs such as cashiers, housekeepers, nannies and laborers, 10,000 seniors, and hundreds of mentally ill homeless and formerly homeless adults.


Chief Executive Officer:
Warren B. Scharf, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Diana Quasha
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
Fund raising costs were 8.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,513,497, 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 LHNH's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  

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Special Events, Net


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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: 84%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative 14% 
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Beginning net assets $14,309,880
Ending net assets 17,218,510
Total liabilities 4,467,225

Total assets



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