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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Fresh Youth Initiatives

Developing Youth. Impacting Community.

four stars

97.10

505 West 171st Street New York, NY 10032
tel: (212) 781-1113   Web Site
EIN: 13-3723207

Board Leadership
Rebecca Sale
Chair

CEO
Eileen Lyons
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.10 four stars
  Financial 99.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

FYI empowers immigrant, first generation, and bicultural youth from distressed communities by providing the tools needed to achieve lifelong success. We do this by building:
- Emotional Health
- Cultural and Community Integration
- Educational Support, Skill Building, Language Learning
- Community Service Programs

We provide free afterschool and summer programs to 450 Latino youth, ages 5 to 18, in the northern Manhattan community of Washington Heights.

Our vision is that all young people develop their potential; become meaningful contributors in their communities; and lead fulfilled, productive lives.

FYI empowers immigrant, first generation, and bicultural youth from distressed communities by providing the tools needed to achieve lifelong success. We do this by building:
- Emotional Health
- Cultural and Community Integration
- Educational Support, Skill Building, Language Learning
- Community Service Programs

We provide free afterschool and summer programs to 450 Latino youth, ages 5 to 18, in the northern Manhattan community of Washington Heights.

Our vision is that all young people develop their potential; become meaningful contributors in their communities; and lead fulfilled, productive lives.

Financial

four stars

99.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.67
  Program Expenses Growth 23.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fresh Youth Initiatives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fresh Youth Initiatives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fresh Youth Initiatives (NY) 97.10 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council (PA) 89.02 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (TX) 91.43 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast (MS) 87.29 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell (MA) 85.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $494,180
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $139,627
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,744,361
Total Contributions $2,378,168
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,378,168
   Other Revenue $-13,707
TOTAL REVENUE $2,364,461
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,051,550
   Administrative Expenses $193,546
   Fundraising Expenses $199,395
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,444,491
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-80,030
   
Net Assets $3,970,758

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
Middle School Program $662,638 32.3%
Elementary Program $660,430 32.2%
Full Day High School Services $623,610 30.4%

Ratings History
Fresh Youth Initiatives has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 97.10 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 98.92 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 99.02 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 96.53 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 90.61 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 08/01/2015 88.23 three stars
2013-05 12/01/2014 85.53 three stars
2013-05 11/01/2014 84.71 three stars
2012-05 09/01/2013 90.89 four stars
2011-05 07/01/2012 82.43 three stars
2010-05 11/01/2011 79.66 two stars
2009-05 09/20/2011 84.30 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 06/01/2010 78.29 two stars
2008-05 03/01/2009 82.26 three stars
2007-05 05/01/2008 83.11 three stars
2006-05 02/01/2007 85.26 three stars
2005-05 03/01/2006 82.77 three stars
2004-05 02/01/2005 89.10 three stars
2003-05 12/01/2003 90.46 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 13-3723207
Name in IRS Master File FRESH YOUTH INITIATIVES INC
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 (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
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 May, 1994
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, 2018
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$141,004 5.76% Eileen Lyons Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fresh Youth Initiatives (NY) 97.10 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (FL) 87.82 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (MO) 95.63 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council (CA) 92.86 four stars
Kentucky 4-H Foundation (KY) 91.08 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fresh Youth Initiatives
505 West 171st Street
New York, NY 10032
tel: (212) 781-1113
fax: (212) 781-1151
EIN: 13-3723207

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Board Leadership

Rebecca Sale
Chair

CEO

Eileen Lyons
Executive Director

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