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Human Services : Social Services

Community Service Society of New York

Fighting poverty, strengthening New York

four stars

94.53

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

Board Leadership
Deboarh M. Sale
Chairperson

CEO
David R. Jones
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.53 four stars
  Financial 92.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 18.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.93
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Service Society of New York (NY) 94.53 four stars
Irish International Immigrant Center (MA) 85.23 three stars
Barnabas Center (FL) 100.00 four stars
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (MN) 98.23 four stars
Conexión Américas (TN) 91.43 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,992,949
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $27,165
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,538,027
Total Contributions $17,558,141
   Program Service Revenue $441,114
Total Primary Revenue $17,999,255
   Other Revenue $56,975,015
TOTAL REVENUE $74,974,270
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,918,067
   Administrative Expenses $4,176,390
   Fundraising Expenses $1,035,567
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,130,024
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $46,844,246
   
Net Assets $216,142,976

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 Coverage Policy Research $13,485,769 58.8%
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program $2,277,904 9.9%
Experience Corps Program $949,097 4.1%

Ratings History
Community Service Society of New York has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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]
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, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$657,291 2.33% David R. Jones President, CEO

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Service Society of New York (NY) 94.53 four stars
STARS (TN) 90.87 four stars
The Prince of Wales Foundation (DC) 86.21 three stars
Christian Appalachian Project (KY) 87.44 three stars
Providence Network (CO) 87.43 three stars

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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

Deboarh M. Sale
Chairperson

CEO

David R. Jones
President and CEO

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