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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
New York City Police Foundation

A BBB Accredited charity


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New York City Police Foundation
555 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Year, State Incorporated:
1971, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The New York Police Foundation, INC. provides critical resources to the New York City Police Department for innovative programs that make New York City a safer place to live, visit and work. Established in 1971 by business and civic leaders as an independent, non-profit organization, the Police Foundation promotes excellence in the NYPD and supports public safety activities. With the support of its community of donors, the Police Foundation has invested over $120 million in hundreds of police programs designed to help the NYPD keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, strategies and training. "

Evaluation Conclusions

New York City Police Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The New York City Police Foundation strives to help the NYPD build on its record of success to continue to innovate in order to best respond to today's challenges. These programs are just a few of the many ways in which the Police Foundation and its community of donors help the Department to make New York City safer. The Police Foundation remains steadfast in support of the NYPD's historic crime-fighting efforts by funding programs that the city budget cannot afford to create a better environment for all of us. This investment in the Department goes a long way to strengthen the security of our City and provides clear, measurable results for public safety. What better examples are there than removing dangerous criminals from our streets through Crime Stoppers or providing the NYPD with invaluable intelligence to protect us from global terrorism?


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Susan L. Birnbaum , President and CEO
Chair of the Board:
Mr. H. Dale Hemmerdinger
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
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
Fund raising costs were 6.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,690,328, 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 was based on New York City Police Foundation Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30,2013.

Source of Funds  



Net Revenue from Annual Benefit


NYPD Licensing and other Revenue


Interest and Dividend Income


Net Realized and Unrealized Gain (loss) on Investments




Total Income


Program Expenses  

Law Enforcement


NYPD Professional Development and Well-being


Community Understanding and Support

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $14,368,021
Ending net assets 10,274,586
Total liabilities 493,632

Total assets



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