Human Services : Social Services

Community Service Society of New York

Fighting poverty, strengthening New York

four stars

91.58

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 91.58 four stars
  Financial 93.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

93.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.60
  Program Expenses Growth 13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,582,283
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $16,726,008
Total Contributions $20,308,291
   Program Service Revenue $166,117
Total Primary Revenue $20,474,408
   Other Revenue $1,287,548
TOTAL REVENUE $21,761,956
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,607,415
   Administrative Expenses $4,883,166
   Fundraising Expenses $1,161,968
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,652,549
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-10,890,593
   
Net Assets $194,096,537

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$668,962 2.04% David R. Jones President, CEO

Mission

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 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