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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
New York Cares

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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New York Cares
65 Broadway
19th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Year, State Incorporated:
1987, New York
Stated Purpose:
" New York Cares was founded in 1987 by a group of friends who wanted to take action against the serious social issues facing New York City. Like many other caring New Yorkers with demanding schedules, they searched in vain for an organization that offered flexible, hands-on volunteer opportunities. Finding none, they created New York Cares to address the problems from the ground up. Our mission: to meet pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer services. "

Evaluation Conclusions

New York Cares meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


New York Cares is the city's leading volunteer management organization. Our programs address urban poverty, with two overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate needs such as providing meals to the hungry, and (2) to offer longer-term education services and other support to help individuals break the cycle of poverty. In FY13, New York Cares will engage 56,000 volunteers on projects that will help 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers. Through our year-round programming, we plan and offer 1,500 projects per month, across 12 focus areas are: Youth Education; Youth Nutrition and Fitness; Youth Arts and Culture; Youth Services; Adult Education and Career Preparations; Services for Children and Adults with Special Needs; Support for Senior Citizens; Health and Wellness; Hunger; Community Revitalization; Animal Care; and Disaster Response and Recovery. New York Cares also runs four large scale, citywide events, which last year: revitalized more than 90 of New York City’s public schools and 70 parks and other public spaces; provided more than 39,000 disadvantaged children, teens, seniors, and families with gifts during the holidays; and put gently used coats on the backs of 123,000 at risk children and adults during the cold winter months. Additionally, as the office of Emergency Management’s lead partner for mobilizing volunteers during disasters, New York Cares was on the ground hours after Hurricane Sandy hit to bring assistance where – and as soon as – it was needed most. To date, we have helped tens of thousands of residents in the impacted communities (including the Rockaways, Staten Island, and Southern Brooklyn).


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Gary Bagley , Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Paul Taubman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Board President/New York Cares
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, telephone appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), television, radio, grant proposals, cause-related marketing (i.e. affinity credit cards, consumer product sales, etc. that indicate purchases will benefit your organization)
Fund raising costs were 8.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $14,398,988, 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 New York Cares' Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  



Donated Goods and Services




Special Events, Net




Investment Income


Rental 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: 86%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative 6% 
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Beginning net assets $6,184,634
Ending net assets 7,768,214
Total liabilities 880,706

Total assets



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