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Human Services : Social Services

Community Service Society of New York

Fighting poverty, strengthening New York

four stars

91.64

633 Third Avenue Tenth Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 254-8900   Web Site
EIN: 13-5562202

Board Leadership
Deborah M. Sale
Chairperson

CEO
David R. Jones
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.64 four stars
  Financial 90.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Community Service Society was formed by the merger of two of New York City's most prominent social welfare organizations, the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, organized in 1843 and incorporated in 1848, and the Charity Organization Society, founded in 1882. CSS is on the cutting edge of public policy innovations to support poor New Yorkers in their quest to be full participants in the civic life of the nation's largest city. The mission of the CSS is to identify problems which create a permanent poverty class in New York City, and to advocate the systemic changes required to eliminate such problems. CSS employs a variety of tools - advocacy, direct service, research and policy analysis, and strategic partnerships - to forge consensus on appropriate policy interventions to facilitate the economic mobility of low-income New Yorkers.

The Community Service Society was formed by the merger of two of New York City's most prominent social welfare organizations, the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, organized in 1843 and incorporated in 1848, and the Charity Organization Society, founded in 1882. CSS is on the cutting edge of public policy innovations to support poor New Yorkers in their quest to be full participants in the civic life of the nation's largest city. The mission of the CSS is to identify problems which create a permanent poverty class in New York City, and to advocate the systemic changes required to eliminate such problems. CSS employs a variety of tools - advocacy, direct service, research and policy analysis, and strategic partnerships - to forge consensus on appropriate policy interventions to facilitate the economic mobility of low-income New Yorkers.

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Financial

four stars

90.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.21
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Service Society of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Service Society of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Community Service Society of New York (NY) 91.64 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,890,038
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $29,605
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,125,515
Total Contributions $21,045,158
   Program Service Revenue $116,875
Total Primary Revenue $21,162,033
   Other Revenue $5,480,215
TOTAL REVENUE $26,642,248
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,968,047
   Administrative Expenses $5,955,270
   Fundraising Expenses $1,086,755
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $35,010,072
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,367,824
   
Net Assets $208,443,574

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
Health Initiatives Department $18,043,310 64.5%
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program $1,736,577 6.2%
Legal $1,168,084 4.2%

Ratings History
Community Service Society of New York has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.64 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.66 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.58 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 94.53 four stars
2014-06 08/01/2016 92.31 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.08 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.05 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 91.86 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.57 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 76.42 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.97 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 76.40 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 78.63 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 78.41 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 86.51 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 81.08 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 95.42 four stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 95.05 four stars
2001-06 06/09/2003 87.53 three 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 13-5562202
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY SERVICE SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 September, 1939
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$652,464 1.86% David R. Jones President, CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Community Service Society of New York
633 Third Avenue
Tenth Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 254-8900
EIN: 13-5562202

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Board Leadership

Deborah M. Sale
Chairperson

CEO

David R. Jones
President and CEO

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