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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Citizens Committee for New York City

Have an idea to improve your neighborhood? Citizens Committee can help! Because New York City is *our* neighborhood!

four stars

93.18

77 Water Street Suite 202
New York, NY 10005
tel: (212) 989-0909   Web Site
EIN: 51-0171818

Board Leadership
Chris Ruggeri
Chair

CEO
Peter H. Kostmayer
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.18 four stars
  Financial 93.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is simple: to help New Yorkers -especially those in low-income areas- come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Residents are uniquely situated to define and act on the issues affecting their communities. When provided with modest support, neighborhood and school groups can effectively mobilize community resources to improve quality of life.

Citizens Committee for New York City supports these grassroots efforts by offering grants, skills-building workshops, and further technical support in the form of project planning assistance and an equipment share library.

In 2018, we provided over 500 projects with $1.9 million in grants and services, and our staff facilitated workshops for over 1,000 social entrepreneurs. Since 1975, we have promoted the spirit of volunteerism, local engagement and social justice that drives our work.

Our mission is simple: to help New Yorkers -especially those in low-income areas- come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Residents are uniquely situated to define and act on the issues affecting their communities. When provided with modest support, neighborhood and school groups can effectively mobilize community resources to improve quality of life.

Citizens Committee for New York City supports these grassroots efforts by offering grants, skills-building workshops, and further technical support in the form of project planning assistance and an equipment share library.

In 2018, we provided over 500 projects with $1.9 million in grants and services, and our staff facilitated workshops for over 1,000 social entrepreneurs. Since 1975, we have promoted the spirit of volunteerism, local engagement and social justice that drives our work.

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Financial

four stars

93.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.48
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens Committee for New York City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens Committee for New York City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens Committee for New York City (NY) 93.18 four stars
The Jerusalem Foundation (NY) 88.56 three stars
Hispanics in Philanthropy (CA) 87.37 three stars
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (MA) 91.17 four stars
Regional Plan Association (NY) 92.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $662,964
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,432,869
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $453,909
Total Contributions $2,549,742
   Program Service Revenue $111,300
Total Primary Revenue $2,661,042
   Other Revenue $197,510
TOTAL REVENUE $2,858,552
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,037,602
   Administrative Expenses $197,759
   Fundraising Expenses $378,015
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,613,376
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $245,176
   
Net Assets $5,879,593

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
Neighborhood Grants $2,037,602 100.0%

Ratings History
Citizens Committee for New York City has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/21/2018 93.18 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 94.49 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2017 94.08 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 93.71 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.76 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 83.78 three stars
2014-09 12/22/2015 83.04 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 94.32 four stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 91.40 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 84.03 three stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 80.47 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 71.90 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 60.27 one star
2008-09 04/01/2010 83.55 three stars
2007-09 06/01/2009 74.60 two stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 81.97 three stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 64.84 one star
2004-09 01/01/2006 73.22 two stars
2003-09 02/01/2005 53.20 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0171818
Name in IRS Master File CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR NEW YORK CITY INC
NTEE Code S21
NTEE Classification Community Coalitions
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 November, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$213,825 8.18% Peter H. Kostmayer CEO

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Citizens Committee for New York City (NY) 93.18 four stars
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Puente (CA) 95.74 four stars
Center for Community Change (DC) 88.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Citizens Committee for New York City
77 Water Street
Suite 202
New York, NY 10005
tel: (212) 989-0909
fax: (212) 989-0983
EIN: 51-0171818

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Board Leadership

Chris Ruggeri
Chair

CEO

Peter H. Kostmayer
Chief Executive Officer

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