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FDNY Foundation

Supporting the critical life saving work of the FDNY

96.66

9 MetroTech Center Room 5E-10
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (718) 999-0779   Web Site
EIN: 11-2632404

Board Leadership
Stephen L. Ruzow
Chairman

CEO
Jean O'Shea
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
92.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.67
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FDNY Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FDNY Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FDNY Foundation (NY) 96.66
Los Angeles Police Foundation (CA) 85.75
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (FL) 94.34
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (MD) 92.92
Atlanta Police Foundation (GA) 86.56

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The FDNY Foundation supports the critical life saving work of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). As the official fundraising vehicle for the FDNY for more than two decades, the Foundation works collaboratively with the Fire Department to support its most crucial priorities; to reduce firefighter and civilian deaths and injury. The Foundation continues to support FDNY initiatives for education, fire prevention, training and equipment needs that are not funded through city, state or federal budgets. Each year the FDNY Foundation, in conjunction with the FDNY, supports various projects and programs including: FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center; Fire Zone on the Road, a fire safety outreach campaign; fire safety public awareness campaigns; and The Family Assistance Program, which provides assistance to the families of fallen firefighters.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,095,452
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,870,314
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $603,966
Total Contributions $4,569,732
   Program Service Revenue $479,144
Total Primary Revenue $5,048,876
   Other Revenue $982,730
TOTAL REVENUE $6,031,606
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,757,192
   Administrative Expenses $270,722
   Fundraising Expenses $175,030
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,202,944
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-171,338
   
Net Assets $9,858,105

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
Fire and Life Safety Programs $3,828,517 66.5%
Firezone Education Program $1,592,873 27.7%
Wellness Programs $335,802 5.8%

Ratings History
FDNY Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 03/01/2017 96.66
2015-06 11/01/2016 94.74
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.50
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.47
2013-06 12/22/2014 97.11
2012-06 09/01/2013 90.73
2011-06 07/01/2012 86.33
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.09
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 05/01/2011 75.65

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

EIN 11-2632404
Name in IRS Master File FDNY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code M11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
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
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$148,176 2.38% Jean O'Shea Executive Director

The FDNY Foundation supports the critical life saving work of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). As the official fundraising vehicle for the FDNY for more than two decades, the Foundation works collaboratively with the Fire Department to support its most crucial priorities; to reduce firefighter and civilian deaths and injury. The Foundation continues to support FDNY initiatives for education, fire prevention, training and equipment needs that are not funded through city, state or federal budgets. Each year the FDNY Foundation, in conjunction with the FDNY, supports various projects and programs including: FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center; Fire Zone on the Road, a fire safety outreach campaign; fire safety public awareness campaigns; and The Family Assistance Program, which provides assistance to the families of fallen firefighters.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FDNY Foundation (NY) 96.66
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (MD) 92.92
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (FL) 94.34
100 Club of Arizona (AZ) 94.07
Atlanta Police Foundation (GA) 86.56

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Charity Contact Info

FDNY Foundation
9 MetroTech Center
Room 5E-10
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (718) 999-0779
fax: (718) 999-7124
EIN: 11-2632404

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Board Leadership

Stephen L. Ruzow
Chairman

CEO

Jean O'Shea
Executive Director

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