NEW YORK TO TRACK HURRICANE SANDY-RELATED FUNDRAISING AND SPENDING OF 75 CHARITIES

 

    Info Requested From Nonprofits Raising Funds For Hurricane Sandy Relief And Reported  Online To Promote Transparency & Ensure That Funds Raised For Sandy Relief Are Used For That Purpose 

     

    The Attorney General today announced that his office has sent letters to 75 nonprofits requesting information on their fundraising and relief activities related to Hurricane Sandy. In an effort to promote transparency and donor confidence, and to ensure that funds raised for Sandy relief are properly used, the Attorney General's Charities Bureau will compile this information and report it online. 

    The letter sent to charities asks for certain basic information, including:

     

    • The amount raised and spent to date for Hurricane Sandy relief;

     

    • Whether donations will be used solely for Hurricane Sandy relief;

     

    • The services provided to date to those affected by Hurricane Sandy;

     

    • Whether the charity is providing funding to other organizations, or making direct financial grants to individuals, families or businesses;

     

    • What the charity plans to do with any surplus funds.

     

    Information obtained from the responses will be made available on the Attorney General's website. In addition to promoting transparency, this information will also assist relief organizations in coordinating their delivery of services.

    The 75 organizations that were sent a letter from the Attorney General’s office are:

    1. AARP Foundation
    2. Acupuncturists Without Borders
    3. Afya Foundation
    4. All Hands Volunteers
    5. American Humane Association
    6. American Red Cross
    7. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    8. AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.
    9. Best Friends Animal Society
    10. B’nai B’rith International
    11. Breezy Point Hurricane Sandy Relief
    12. Brooklyn Recovery Fund
    13. Brother's Brother Foundation
    14. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
    15. Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc.
    16. Center for Disaster Philanthropy
    17. Children's Hunger Fund
    18. Church World Service
    19. City Harvest
    20. Citymeals-on-Wheels
    21. Convoy of Hope
    22. Direct Relief International
    23. Disaster Chaplaincy Services
    24. Emergency Children's Help Organization
    25. Empire State Relief Fund
    26. Episcopal Relief & Development
    27. Feed the Children
    28. Food Bank for New York City
    29. Gleaning For The World
    30. Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.
    31. Graybeards
    32. Habitat for Humanity International
    33. Heart to Heart International
    34. Hispanic Federation
    35. Hope for the Warriors
    36. Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation
    37. ICNA Relief
    38. International Rescue Committee
    39. Islamic Relief USA
    40. Jewish Disaster Response Corps
    41. Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.
    42. Liberty Street Relief Fund
    43. MAP International
    44. Matthew 25 Ministries
    45. Modest Needs Foundation
    46. Movement for Peace
    47. National Firefighters Endowment
    48. National Urban League
    49. New York Cares
    50. New York Communities for Change
    51. Occupy Sandy
    52. Operation Blessing International
    53. Rebuilding Together
    54. Rebuilding Together NYC
    55. Red Hook Initiative
    56. Robert R. McCormick Foundation
    57. Robin Hood Foundation
    58. Samaritan's Purse
    59. Save the Children Federation Inc. 
    60. ShelterBox USA
    61. Staten Island Strong
    62. Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
    63. Team Rubicon
    64. The Humane Society of the United States
    65. The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc.
    66. The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
    67. The New York City Coalition Against Hunger
    68. The Salvation Army
    69. UJA-Federation of New York
    70. United Methodist Committee on Relief
    71. United Way of Long Island
    72. United Way of New York City
    73. Waves For Water
    74. We Care NYC
    75. World Vision International

     

    Additional organizations are expected to be contacted by the Attorney General’s office.

     

    The Office of the Attorney General is responsible for overseeing charitable activities and fundraising in New York. The Office’s Charities Bureau has established a dedicated Hurricane Sandy email address, and any complaints regarding charitable activities relating to Hurricane Sandy should be sent to: sandyresponse@ag.ny.gov

     

    Tips for donors supporting Hurricane Sandy relief, as well as financial reports of charities, are available on Attorney General Schneiderman’s Charities Bureau website at: www.charitiesnys.com

     

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