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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:
" To promote excellence in the New York Police Department and improve public safety in New York City. "

Evaluation Conclusions

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


New York City Police Foundation (NYCPF) assists, encourages and supports police programs by providing grants and gifts to supplement funds and resources available to the Department. The main programs of the organization are the International Liaison Program, Reward Programs, and Real Time Crime Center. The International Liaison Program assigns NYPD Detectives to key international cities to collect and disseminate terrorism-related information relevant to NYC. Crime Stoppers and Gun Stop are the two Reward Programs which focus on taking dangerous criminals and illegal guns off New York City’s streets, and count on anonymous information that leads to arrest and indictments of violent felons. The Real Time Crime Center brings advanced technology and software applications to help fight crime.


Chief Executive Officer:
Susan L. Birnbaum, President and CEO
Chair of the Board:
Valerie Salembier
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Senior Vice President/Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer
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 and grant proposals.
Fund raising costs were 9.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $9,344,688, 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 City Police Foundation's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  



Annual benefit income


NYPD licensing and other revenue


Interest and dividend income


Special events


Net realized and unrealized (loss) gain on investments


Refunds to donors


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Law enforcement


NYPD Professional development and well-being


Community understanding and support

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses
Other Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative 7%  Other Expenses: %
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Beginning net assets $11,196,225
Ending net assets 12,650,847
Total liabilities 550,747

Total assets



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