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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Long Island Coalition for the Homeless

A BBB Accredited charity


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Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
Formerly known as:
Nassau-Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless
38 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
Year, State Incorporated:
1985, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Seeks to eliminate homelessness on Long Island and improve the lives of Long Islanders who are homeless or facing homelessness. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless offers direct assistance in the form of food, baby supplies, toiletries, referrals, clothing, school supplies, essential items and college scholarships to homeless at at-risk Long Islanders. The organization also helps Long Island agencies access federal funds to continue housing and service programs; coordinates counts of the homeless in Nassau and Suffolk counties; offers training and assistance in accessing funding; acts as a liaison between non-profits and funding sources; holds "Keys for the Homeless" conferences; works with government officials to establish plans to end homelessness; and increases awareness, understanding, and education about Long Island's homeless.


Chief Executive Officer:
Greta Guarton, Executive Director/ CEO
Chair of the Board:
Charles Russo
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Russo, Karl, Widmaier & Cordano
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

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

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Grant proposals
Fund raising costs were .3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $132,340, 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 Long Island Coalition for the Homeless' Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Fees from governmental agencies




Annual conference






Total Income


Program Expenses  

Other Program Services


Keys for the Homeless Conference

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: %  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $(21,742)
Ending net assets 1,245
Total liabilities 63,914

Total assets



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