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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
240 West 35th Street
Suite 200
New York, NY 10001
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1983, New York
Stated Purpose:
" A crime victim service agency for the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and HIV-affected communities, survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, bias assault and other forms of criminal victimization. "

Evaluation Conclusions

NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) provides free and confidential services to the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and HIV-positive victims of violence to help them rebuild their sense of control, identity and assert their rights. AVP offers both English and Spanish individual and group counseling, and 24-hour crisis hotline assistance to the victims of bias crimes, domestic violence, pick-up crimes, police misconduct, HIV-related violence, rape, and sexual assault. Through its advocacy and accompaniments services, AVP provides assistance to its clients that have to deal with the police, the courts, medical, and social service agencies. Additionally, AVP documents crimes and participates in community activism to change public attitudes that lead to violence against or within LGTBH communities. The organization cooperates with law enforcement and social service agencies, and educates social service providers and law enforcement officials to ensure that they provide appropriate services for LGBTQH communities and residents.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Sharon Stapel, Executive Director/CEO
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Todd Grasinger
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Carmel Partners
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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.), grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 9.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,800,798, 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 AVP's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Government grants




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Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program services

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Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 71%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative 20% 
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Beginning net assets $(110,662)
Ending net assets 45,445
Total liabilities 419,709

Total assets



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