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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
New York City Mission Society

A BBB Accredited charity


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New York City Mission Society
105 East 22nd Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Year, State Incorporated:
1866, New York
Stated Purpose:
" New York City Mission Society provides programs and services in a warm and loving environment in which children and families from underserved communities achieve personal growth and a greater degree of self-sufficiency. "

Evaluation Conclusions

New York City Mission Society meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The New York City Mission Society operates programs and provides initiatives concentrated in the areas of education, preventive services, personal growth and development, and recreation. Mission Society’s educational programs include tutoring, literacy instruction, computer training, and financial literacy instruction. The program also provides scholarship support to many college-bound program participants to help them to further their educational careers. Journal writing, work-readiness instruction, conflict resolution, and community service projects within the personal growth and development program help program participants to develop into self-confident people and develop social, self-awareness and emotional skills. In order to free the children from the harmful effects of poverty, such as the inadequate access to health care or high rates of teenage pregnancy, the organization provides prevention services such as teenage pregnancy prevention program, family and sexuality education classes that include tutoring, job training, martial arts, writing projects, and access to medical and dental care. Additionally, NYC Mission Society offers arts and recreation programs in music, dance, and arts and crafts that are offered to young people in the organization’s summer camp and in its after-school programs.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Elsie McCabe Thompson, President
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Derek Steinhiser
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 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $7,083,744, 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 Mission Society's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Grants from Government Agencies


Investment Proceeds Designated for Current Operations




Investment Income


Gain on Beneficial Interest in Perpetual Trust


Occupancy Income


Investment Income from Beneficial Interests in Perpetual Trust


Pension Adjustment


Special Events


Other Income


Camp and Program Fees


Refund to NYC Mission Society Pension Plan


Capital Campaign and Design


Investment Proceeds Transferred to Operations


Total Income


Program Expenses  

School-based Programs


Minisink Townhouse


Beacon Programs


Program Operations


Community Conversations in Education Program

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: 80%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative 16%  Other Expenses: %
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Beginning net assets $18,736,509
Ending net assets 19,149,185
Total liabilities 1,075,780

Total assets



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