Charity ReviewIssued: August 2015 Expires: August 2017
Standards for Charity Accountability
Breaking Ground meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Common Ground was established to address homelessness in New York. Specifically, to aid the chronically homeless - those with barriers to housing stability and a decent quality of life. Common Ground's goal is to enable this specific population to secure and forever maintain an affordable and safe residence. Common Ground's mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional supportive and affordable housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.
Incorporated: 1990 in NY
Also Known As: Common Ground
Common Ground operates two complementary programs: Supportive housing in which chronically homeless individuals can live and receive safety net services in order to overcome their barriers to housing instability, and street outreach to engage the longest term, most entrenched homeless into affordable housing; whether operated by their agency or a peer nonprofit.
CEO: Ms. Brenda Rosen Compensation:* $290,000
Board Chair: Mr. Michael J. Franco, Chief Investment Officer Business Affiliation: Vornado Realty Trust
Board Size: 13
Staff: 385* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 32.16%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Breaking Ground Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
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