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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

The 52nd Street Project

Bringing together kids with theater professionals to create original theater.

four stars

90.73

789 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 333-5252   Web Site
EIN: 13-3467948

Board Leadership
Cathy Dantchick & Louis P. Friedman
Co-Chairs

CEO
Carol Ochs
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.73 four stars
  Financial 87.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The 52nd Street Project (The Project) is dedicated to the creation and production of new plays for, and often by, kids between the ages of nine and eighteen that reside in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City. The Project does this through a series of unique mentoring programs that match kids with professional theater artists. The Project was founded in 1981 by actor/playwright Willie Reale in response to a deepening need to improve the quality of life for the kids of Hell's Kitchen. The Project is about making children proud of themselves. The Project is not about teaching children to act, although they will learn to. It is not about teaching them to write plays, although they will learn that as well. What it is about is giving a kid an experience of success.

The 52nd Street Project (The Project) is dedicated to the creation and production of new plays for, and often by, kids between the ages of nine and eighteen that reside in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City. The Project does this through a series of unique mentoring programs that match kids with professional theater artists. The Project was founded in 1981 by actor/playwright Willie Reale in response to a deepening need to improve the quality of life for the kids of Hell's Kitchen. The Project is about making children proud of themselves. The Project is not about teaching children to act, although they will learn to. It is not about teaching them to write plays, although they will learn that as well. What it is about is giving a kid an experience of success.

Financial

three stars

87.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.00
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The 52nd Street Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The 52nd Street Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The 52nd Street Project (NY) 90.73 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama (AL) 89.62 three stars
California Youth Connection (CA) 87.10 three stars
Sherwood Forest Camp (MO) 91.51 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters A Community of Caring (MI) 88.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,237,933
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $387,196
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $103,060
Total Contributions $1,728,189
   Program Service Revenue $204,105
Total Primary Revenue $1,932,294
   Other Revenue $58,612
TOTAL REVENUE $1,990,906
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,497,123
   Administrative Expenses $212,077
   Fundraising Expenses $260,247
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,969,447
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $21,459
   
Net Assets $19,830,095

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.

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Ratings History
The 52nd Street Project has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 08/01/2017 90.73 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 91.78 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.56 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.93 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 88.55 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.12 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 13-3467948
Name in IRS Master File 52ND STREET PROJECT INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (88) Community theatrical group
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 December, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,313 6.05% Carol Ochs Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$135,574 6.88% Gus Rogerson Artistic Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The 52nd Street Project (NY) 90.73 four stars
Girl Scouts of Western Washington (WA) 85.98 three stars
Alternatives (IL) 88.30 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga (CA) 90.36 four stars
Kansas 4-H Foundation, Inc. (KS) 93.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The 52nd Street Project
789 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 333-5252
EIN: 13-3467948

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Board Leadership

Cathy Dantchick & Louis P. Friedman
Co-Chairs

CEO

Carol Ochs
Executive Director

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