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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
New York City Outward Bound Center

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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New York City Outward Bound Center
29-46 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
Year, State Incorporated:
1987, New York
Stated Purpose:
" To effect positive and lasting change in the lives of New York City's young people and in their public schools. "

Evaluation Conclusions

New York City Outward Bound Center (NYCOBC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The New York City Outward Bound Center (NYCOBC) partners with New York City public schools to help students work to achieve high levels academically, develop self-confidence, and increase responsibility to succeed in school, work and life. The organization has the "Small Schools Initiative" where NYCOBC partners with the NYC Department of Education to create a network of Expeditionary Learning middle and high schools, which focus on demanding academics, character development and community building. There are also the ÔÇťAdventure and Team Building" programs in which participants are taught new skills and then placed in real situations where they must apply skills, exercise leadership, and practice teamwork. The exciting and challenging nature of the programs engage participants quickly, and through thoughtful facilitation, participants achieve a sense of accomplishing more than they ever thought possible.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Richard Stopol, President and CEO
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Gifford Miller
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Miller Strategies
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, internet
Fund raising costs were 20.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,889,490, 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 NYCOBC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Grants and Contributions


Fundraising Events


Contract Services


Course Fees


Other Income


Investment Income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Expeditionary Learning Schools Network


Adventure and Team Building Programs

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative 6% 
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Beginning net assets $5,464,499
Ending net assets 11,265,857
Total liabilities 433,928

Total assets



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