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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Local Development Corporation of East New York

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
Local Development Corporation of East New York
80 Jamaica Avenue
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1979, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The mission of the LDCENY is to sustain and promote industry and commerce in East Brooklyn, improve economic opportunities for businesses and residents, create jobs, improve the quality of life, and promote a healthier community. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Local Development Corporation of East New York (LDCENY) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Local Development Corporation of East New York is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making East Brooklyn a better place to live and work. We pursue this objective by promoting a physical environment and other conditions that are supportive to businesses, large and small. LDC initiatives include working with city agencies to promote safety and sanitation, preserving and developing the local industrial base and attracting new businesses to the area. The LDC provides support to businesses located in the community’s industrial areas, commercial strips and retail malls. We also provide assistance to individuals who are starting or expanding businesses. These range from sole proprietorships with a few employees to larger companies employing hundreds of people. Specific programs to achieve this mission include Industrial Initiatives, Women's Business Center, Business Development, Environmental Programs, Housing Initiatives, Financial Education, Money Management, and Asset & Credit Building. All programs are offered in English and in Spanish.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Sherry D. Roberts , Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Priscilla Frey-Incorvaia
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Invitations to fund raising events
Fund raising costs were 11.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $521,060, 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 LDCENY's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  







Special Events


Program Revenue


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Entrepreneur Development


Sandy Project

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 80%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative 10% 
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Beginning net assets $35,041
Ending net assets 45,195
Total liabilities 442,696

Total assets



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