Disable all preview features

Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Advocates for Children of New York

Promoting access to the best education New York can provide for all students

four stars

91.92

151 West 30th Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 947-9779   Web Site
EIN: 11-2247307

Board Leadership
Eric F. Grossman
President

CEO
Kim Sweet
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.92 four stars
  Financial 96.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

96.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth 11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Advocates for Children of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Advocates for Children of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Advocates for Children of New York (NY) 91.92 four stars
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 92.12 four stars
Tahirih Justice Center (VA) 88.98 three stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 86.14 three stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 90.27 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Advocates for Children (AFC) of New York promotes access to the best education New York can provide for all students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students. Our services include individual case advocacy, a helpline to assist parents and professionals, and workshops.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,357,335
   Federated Campaigns $1,576
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,655,404
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,317,284
Total Contributions $5,331,599
   Program Service Revenue $1,250,906
Total Primary Revenue $6,582,505
   Other Revenue $-11,196
TOTAL REVENUE $6,571,309
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,766,733
   Administrative Expenses $430,517
   Fundraising Expenses $454,455
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,651,705
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $919,604
   
Net Assets $6,501,372

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Case Advocacy and Parent Training $3,924,482 82.3%
Public Policy and Research $663,737 13.9%
Impact Litigation $178,514 3.7%

Ratings History
Advocates for Children of New York has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 91.92 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.82 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 94.29 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.48 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 94.52 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 93.83 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.10 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 96.21 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 93.57 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 96.45 four stars
2005-06 08/01/2007 92.00 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 11-2247307
Name in IRS Master File ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN OF NY INC
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,771 2.66% Kimberly Sweet Executive Director

Advocates for Children (AFC) of New York promotes access to the best education New York can provide for all students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students. Our services include individual case advocacy, a helpline to assist parents and professionals, and workshops.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Advocates for Children of New York (NY) 91.92 four stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 91.36 four stars
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 94.42 four stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.19 three stars
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 92.12 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Advocates for Children of New York
151 West 30th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 947-9779
fax: (212) 947-9790
EIN: 11-2247307

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Eric F. Grossman
President

CEO

Kim Sweet
Executive Director

[ X ]

Did You Know We Are a Charity, Too?

If even a third of the 7 million people who visited our site last year had donated a dollar to Charity Navigator, we would comfortably meet our annual budget and be able to do what so many of you ask us to do every day--rate more charities!

With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.

So, whether you're a first time visitor or a long time user, we ask for your help in achieving our goal. Your gift of any size is most deeply appreciated! Thank You!

With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center