Ali Forney Center

Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youth from the harm of homelessness, and support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.

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NEW YORK, NY – EIN 300104507  aliforneycenter.org

We protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.

Our organization’s namesake, Ali Forney, was a gender-nonconforming teen who fled his home at 13. He entered the foster care system where he was bounced around to several homes, and was beaten and abused. Ali ended up living on the streets at the age of 15. Ali was dedicated to helping other young people and publicly advocated for the safety of homeless LGBT youth. Tragically, in December of 1997, Ali was murdered in Harlem—shot in the head and left for dead.

Committed to saving the lives of LGBTQ young people, in 2002 Carl Siciliano founded the Ali Forney Center (AFC) in memory of Ali. Since AFC’s launch with just six beds in a church basement, the organization has grown to become the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youths in the country—assisting nearly 1,400 youths per year through a 24-hour Drop-In Center which provides over 70,000 meals annually, medical and mental health services through an on-site clinic, and a scattered site housing program.

Our mission is to provide LGBTQ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for independent living.

AFC has been heralded for our full continuum of care approach to services for LGBTQ homeless youth. AFC’s founder, Carl Siciliano, was named a White House Champion of Change by President Obama citing the wide recognition AFC’s programs have received for their quality and innovation.

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Ali Forney Center

Ali Forney Center
AbbreviationAFC
Named afterAli Forney
Formation2002
FounderCarl Siciliano
Founded atNew York
TypeNon-governmental organization
Websitehttp://www.aliforneycenter.org/

The Ali Forney Center (AFC), based in New York City, is the largest LGBT community center helping LGBT homeless youth in the United States.[1] The AFC both manages and develops transitional housing for its clients.[2] The AFC helps approximately 1,000 youths every year, most between sixteen and twenty-four years old.[3] The AFC is named after Ali Forney, a transgender youth who was murdered in New York in 1997.[3]

Description

The AFC is located in eight different buildings in Brooklyn and Queens and in 2012 provided 77 beds a night for homeless LGBT youth.[4] AFC also runs a drop-in center, open on weekdays where clients can apply for housing, are provided food and hygiene services and can get health care for free.[4] Siciliano says that the clients served by the drop-in center are often in the most acute crisis.[5] AFC serves the LGBT population because they represent approximately forty percent of New York's young homeless people.[6]

History

The AFC has been serving homeless LGBT youth in New York since 2002.[7] It was founded by Carl Siciliano[3] who continues serving as the executive director. When it first opened, it had only six beds.[8] Siciliano, who knew and respected Forney, recalls that it was a challenge to secure funding for the first two years of the shelter's operation.[9] By 2007, they had 32 beds, 50 staff and could offer free medical care, HIV testing, hygiene services, job training and job placement at the drop-in center.[10]

During the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the drop-in center was flooded.[5] A fund raiser hosted by Ally Sheedy helped raise money for the shelter to relocate and reopen the drop-in center.[5] Through word of mouth and social media, an additional $100,000 was raised in one day to help the shelter.[5]

In July 2015, the AFC broke ground on a new Bea Arthur Homeless Shelter.[11] The shelter is named after the actress, Bea Arthur, who left $300,000 in her will to the AFC.[12] Arthur's endowment to the shelter allowed it stay open during the recession in 2009.[13]

The shelter has received donations from other sources as well in order to expand and help maintain operating costs. In 2009, the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island donated $200,000 to help the shelter stay open after losing nearly $450,000 in funding due to the economic downturn.[3] In 2012, the New York City Council and the Manhattan borough president provided $3.3 million to renovate the building that will house the Bea Arthur shelter.[12] In addition to the money that she left in her will, Arthur also helped raise $40,000 for AFC in 2005 with her one-woman show, "Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends."[14]

See also

References

  1. ^ Rawles, Timothy (July 19, 2015). ""Golden Girls" actress Bea Arthur funds LGBT homeless shelter in her will". San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  2. ^ MacBride, Elizabeth (14 July 2015). "The Star Entrepreneur Donates So That Others May Build Homes, Schools". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Ong, Bao (8 December 2009). "Church Aids Expansion of Shelter for Gay Youths". City Room Blog from The New York Times. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b Dunlap, David W. (20 November 2012). "Homeless Gay and Transgender Youths Find a New Home in Greenwich Village". City Room Blog of The New York Times. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d D'Addario, Daniel (9 November 2012). "Ali Forney Center Throws Fundraising Bash for Flooded Drop-In Center". New York Observer. Retrieved 22 July 2015 – via Regional Business News - EBSCO.
  6. ^ Lewis, Rebecca (25 February 2015). "New Report Finds Sex Equals Survival for Many Homeless LGBTQ Youth". WFUV Public Radio. Retrieved 22 July 2015 – via National Public Radio.
  7. ^ Pedro, Joseph (9 July 2015). "Celebrate Summer with the Ali Forney Center in New York City". Passport Magazine. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  8. ^ Thrasher, Steven W. (4 November 2011). "A Church. A Shelter. Is It Safe?". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  9. ^ Beale, Lewis (31 May 2007). "Homeless Man Inspires Shelter From the Storm". Back Stage East. 48 (22): 9. Retrieved 22 July 2015. – via EBSCO (subscription required)
  10. ^ Henderson, William (25 September 2007). "The New Order". Advocate (993): 111. Retrieved 22 July 2015. – via EBSCO (subscription required)
  11. ^ "Bea Arthur Homeless Shelter Breaks Ground". Washington Blade. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  12. ^ a b Garner, Glenn (16 July 2015). "Bea Arthur LGBT Shelter to Break Ground". Out. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Work Begins in Village on Bea Arthur Residence for LGBT Homeless Youth". Metro. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  14. ^ Shapiro, Lila (21 July 2015). "A Golden Girl's Legacy Brings Hope to LGBT Youth". Huffington Post. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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ALI FORNEY CENTER

NEW YORK, NY 10001-2507 | Tax-exempt since Dec. 2002
  • EIN: 30-0104507
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Homeless, Temporary Shelter For (Housing, Shelter)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

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2018

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990

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Dec. 2017

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2017

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Total Functional Expenses $11,487,570
Net income -$74,328
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $39,084 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $191,205 1.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $5,640,376 49.1%
Other
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Total Liabilities $3,299,271
Net Assets $1,165,445
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

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2016

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Total Revenue

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Total Functional Expenses $5,213,667
Net income $105,132
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Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $13,765 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $82,886 1.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,534,636 48.6%
Other
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Total Liabilities $1,811,202
Net Assets $1,239,773
Fiscal year ending

June 2016

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2016

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Net income $892,244
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $6,520 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $166,022 1.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $4,109,449 47.9%
Other
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Total Liabilities $791,573
Net Assets $1,134,641
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

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2015

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Total Revenue

$7,023,612

Total Functional Expenses $7,570,719
Net income -$547,107
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Program services $0
Investment income $369 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $39,436 0.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $155,365 2.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,410,468 45.0%
Other
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Total Liabilities $1,174,280
Net Assets $245,215
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

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990

Total Revenue

$7,128,978

Total Functional Expenses $7,307,789
Net income -$178,811
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $821 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $506,346 7.1%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $30,170 0.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $154,305 2.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,696,083 50.6%
Other
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Total Liabilities $1,307,507
Net Assets $808,977
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

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990

Total Revenue

$7,591,914

Total Functional Expenses $6,954,326
Net income $637,588
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,408,138 97.6%
Program services $0
Investment income $426 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $87,136 1.1%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $96,214 1.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $169,895 2.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,324,155 47.8%
Other
Total Assets $1,553,729
Total Liabilities $555,204
Net Assets $998,525
Fiscal year ending

June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$5,521,592

Total Functional Expenses $5,445,726
Net income $75,866
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,262,140 95.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $131 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $222,304 4.0%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $37,017 0.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $408,834 7.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,536,873 46.6%
Other
Total Assets $1,025,058
Total Liabilities $651,959
Net Assets $373,099
Fiscal year ending

June 2011

Fiscal year ending June

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$4,545,302

Total Functional Expenses $4,237,065
Net income $308,237
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,393,031 96.6%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $125,847 2.8%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $26,424 0.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $185,467 4.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,117,296 50.0%
Other
Total Assets $747,865
Total Liabilities $450,632
Net Assets $297,233
Fiscal year ending

June 2010

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2010

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990

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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June 2005

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2005

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2004

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June 2003

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2003

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