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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Fund for the City of New York

Improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers

three stars

88.75

121 Avenue of the Americas 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 925-6675   Web Site
EIN: 13-2612524

Board Leadership
Vaughn C. Williams
Chair

CEO
Mary McCormick
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.75 three stars
  Financial 88.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fund for the City of New York was established by the Ford Foundation in 1968 with the mandate to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. In partnership with government agencies, nonprofit institutions and foundations, the Fund has developed and helped to implement innovations in policy, programs, practices and technology in order to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond. The Fund seeks out, adapts, applies and assesses ways to enable government and nonprofit agencies to achieve excellence.

The Fund for the City of New York was established by the Ford Foundation in 1968 with the mandate to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. In partnership with government agencies, nonprofit institutions and foundations, the Fund has developed and helped to implement innovations in policy, programs, practices and technology in order to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond. The Fund seeks out, adapts, applies and assesses ways to enable government and nonprofit agencies to achieve excellence.

Financial

three stars

88.52

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
95.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 52.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fund for the City of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fund for the City of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fund for the City of New York (NY) 88.75 three stars
Chicago Cares (IL) 93.73 four stars
Regional Plan Association (NY) 89.86 three stars
Slavic Village Development (OH) 94.07 four stars
Center for Planning Excellence (LA) 89.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $32,798,294
   Federated Campaigns $75,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $618,695
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $21,165,138
Total Contributions $54,657,127
   Program Service Revenue $3,004,297
Total Primary Revenue $57,661,424
   Other Revenue $392,922
TOTAL REVENUE $58,054,346
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $50,416,085
   Administrative Expenses $1,863,767
   Fundraising Expenses $465,960
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,745,812
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,308,534
   
Net Assets $54,923,487

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
Center for Court Innovation Program $27,016,607 53.6%
Partner Programs $20,836,848 41.3%
Core Programs $2,562,630 5.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 03/01/2017 88.75 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 88.89 three stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 94.61 four stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 92.55 four stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 91.56 four stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 88.81 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 76.43 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 78.89 two stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 86.47 three stars
2007-09 05/01/2009 76.60 two stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 88.53 three stars
2005-09 12/01/2006 86.46 three stars
2004-09 03/01/2006 96.40 four stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 82.01 three stars
2002-09 03/01/2004 90.62 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 13-2612524
Name in IRS Master File FUND FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK INC
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 February, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$281,506 0.53% Mary McCormick President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fund for the City of New York (NY) 88.75 three stars
Business Volunteers Unlimited (OH) 89.05 three stars
Chicago Cares (IL) 93.73 four stars
Center for Planning Excellence (LA) 89.58 three stars
Regional Plan Association (NY) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fund for the City of New York
121 Avenue of the Americas
6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 925-6675
fax: (212) 925-5675
EIN: 13-2612524

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Board Leadership

Vaughn C. Williams
Chair

CEO

Mary McCormick
President

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