Charity Review

Issued: August 2016 Expires: August 2018

Charity Seal Holder


Meets Standards
(212) 769-2850 171 West 85th Street, New York NY 10024-4400
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Governance & Staff
  5. Fund Raising
  6. Tax Status
  7. Financial
Conclusions Purpose

Alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. Serves the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals. Provides an effective model for others.

Incorporated: 1976 in NY


Founded in 1976, DOROT is a multi-service not-for-profit that creates a dynamic partnership of volunteers, professionals, and seniors dedicated to enhancing the lives of the elderly. Services include home-delivered meals, shopping and escort services, homelessness prevention, health and wellness activities, telephone-based classes for the home bound, friendly visiting programs, and intergenerational activities, all of which combat social isolation. DOROT's programs serve the entire person: our social workers assess seniors carefully to ascertain their needs and ensure that they are being met, referring them within the agency and to other organizations. DOROT promotes volunteerism, and educates and informs young people about the needs of the aged, preparing them for future leadership roles in service of the elderly.

Governance & Staff

CEO: Mr. Mark Meridy Compensation:* $284,289

Board Chair: Ms. Donna Jakubovitz Business Affiliation: Vice President, Joremi Enterprises, Inc

Board Size: 20

Staff: 60

* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Direct Mail Appeals Invitations to Fundraising Events Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.) Grant Proposals Internet Appeals Planned Giving Arrangements

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 4.03%

Tax Status

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 Dorot's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Source of Funds
Private Gifts and Grants $6,886,700
Bequests and Legacies $5,281,658
Government Grants $120,826
UJA/Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. Inc. $472,316
Special Events Revenue $459,490
Donated Goods and Services $129,912
Rental $8,925
Investment Revenue $95,070
Total Income: $13,454,897
Fusion Chart
Program Expenses: $5,259,785
Fundraising Expenses: $537,657
Administrative Expenses: $575,692
Total Expenses: $6,373,134
Income in Excess of Expenses: $7,081,763
Beginning Net Assets: $18,413,148
Ending Net Assets: $25,494,911
Total Liabilities: $500,462
Total Assets: $25,995,373

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