EIN 13-5562191

Children's Aid

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Children’s Aid helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. They do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.
Also known as...
The Children's Aid Society
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Program areas at Children's Aid

The child welfare and family services ("cwfs") division promotes child and family stability through a range of programs. We find high-quality, loving homes for children placed in foster care and support parents seeking to reunify with their children. Home-based services are provided for children at risk of foster care placement. Our family wellness program offers comprehensive services to families impacted by domestic violence. (continued on schedule o)child welfare and family services (continued)cwfs is The home for our preventive programs, foster care services, and homemaker services, in addition to our domestic violence prevention programs, services for disconnected youth, and our office of client advocacy. The office of client advocacy helps stabilize low-income families through legal advocacy and emergency material assistance. The next generation center supports teens and young adults, particularly those aging out of foster care, in their transition to adulthood. Examples of our success include that 99% of 708 families who received one of our family crisis interventions avoided foster care placements in fiscal year 2023. Further, 207 children were permanently reunified with their birth parents or moved into permanent foster, kinship foster, and adoptive homes. We served 879 children and youth in our foster care program, 2,405 in our preventative program and 169 in our homemaker program.
The health and wellness division provides high-quality services that reduce health disparities among children and families living in poverty, including comprehensive medical, mental health, and dental services delivered by pediatricians, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychiatrists, dentists, health educators, medical assistants, and other support staff. Specialized programs also provide care coordination and educate children and families about The benefits of healthy living through diet, nutrition, and exercise. (continued on schedule o)health and wellness (continued)when medical care is convenient and accessible, more children live healthier lives. Children's Aid provides medical, reproductive, mental health, dental, and health education services in six school-based and two community-based health centers. Our school-based clinics treated 3,464 patients across 19,694 visits and our community center clinics treated 3,480 patients across 31,944 visits in The past fiscal year. Health services are tailored to meet The special needs of children and adolescents, and The division specializes in providing health care to children in foster care.an example of The division's specific impact is that 93% of 625 children ages 3-7 receiving medical care in our community health centers had a well-child visit. Behavioral and mental health grew substantially in 2023 with 1,282 patients receiving 24,243 behavioral health visits. We saw 2,146 patients for 4,209 dental encounters. Our food and nutrition programs served 2,243 children and 2,595 adults.
The youth division focuses on ages 5 to adolescence/young adult and promotes physical, social, and emotional well-being as key factors for high school graduation and college success. Youth programs operate in Children's Aid locations and in full-service community school partnerships, and engage children, families, schools and communities through an integrated focus on academics, services, supports, and opportunities. (continued on schedule o) youth (continued)core services include out-of-school time programs in Children's Aid community centers and schools, summer camps, athletic programming, and through The national center for community schools, which provides technical assistance to develop The community school model nationally and internationally. We provided 19,900 extended learning services to 3,995 children and youth in The past fiscal year.our older youth services include The carrera-adolescent pregnancy prevention program, which meets The top-tier evidence of effectiveness standards by The coalition for evidence-based policy. Services also include The college and career access and success program providing assistance to help young people make post-secondary pathways (college and/or career) attainable, The hope leadership academy, which provides wrap-around supports and develops leadership through a peer education model, and teen employment services, such as summer youth employment program and corporate internships. 3,409 youth received job training and internship experiences in The year. We provide our scholars with college preparation and post-secondary support. Parents and caregivers are engaged every step of The way because we know they are key to a student's success. 93% of The 670 youth in our targeted programs who applied to college were accepted to at least one school. We provided 1,540 youth with 4,325 college and career preparation services.we support youth through programs at 20 community schools, five community centers, our wagon road respite camp in chappaqua, new york and a range of college and career services for youth aged 18 to 22. The youth division also provides management and technical support to The Children's Aid college prep charter school, a k-8 charter school with approximately 600 enrolled scholars.
Early childhoodthe early childhood division prepares young children (ages 0 to 5) for school success by working with families to advance Children's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development and to instill in them a lifelong love of learning. Core services include home-based and center-based programs that feature research-based curricula, low child-to-teacher ratios, and strong parent engagement. Our early childhood division has 10 early childhood sites serving 710 children. 72% of them received food support, all received a flu shot, and 94% received vision screenings. An example of our impact is that 83% of children in our early childhood program met or exceeded The cognition school readiness goal by The end of The school year. 96% met or exceeded The motor skills and physical school readiness goal.
Collective impact & The national center for community schoolsthe national center for community schools offers technical assistance in all aspects of designing, implementing, and sustaining community schools to meet The unique needs and strengths of individual communities. Services are targeted to individual schools, school board and district administrators, funders, education reform leaders, community organizations, and others through facilitated planning, consultation, workshops and ongoing support.since 1994, The national center has provided technical assistance to many of The national and international community school initiatives. Via customized training, consultation, facilitation, publications, and advocacy, we help build The capacity of schools, districts, community partners, and government agencies to organize their human and financial resources around student success.

Grants made by Children's Aid

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter SchoolGeneral Support$500,000
New Visions for Public SchoolsGeneral Support$15,000
New York Edge (SASF)General Support$10,000
...and 2 more grants made

Who funds Children's Aid

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Robin Hood Foundation / Tudor Charitable TRPoverty Relief$2,783,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$1,317,805
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$1,317,805
...and 56 more grants received totalling $11,004,127

Personnel at Children's Aid

Drema BrownVice President of Education and Head of School$188,301
Phoebe BoyerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$507,859
Daniel ShacknaiChief Operating Officer$234,815
Michael GreenbergChief Financial Officer$294,967
Alethea PrattChief Information Officer$215,444
...and 23 more key personnel

Financials for Children's Aid

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$23,147,370
Program services$123,543,000
Investment income and dividends$3,596,800
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$2,690,000
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$17,711,000
Net income from fundraising events$-458,956
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,998,200
Total revenues$173,227,414

Form 990s for Children's Aid

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062024-02-15990View PDF
2022-062023-03-08990View PDF
2021-062022-04-29990View PDF
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062020-09-10990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 22, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
May 19, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 19, 2024
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $657,336 from New York Times Communities Fund
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 20 new grant, including a grant for $2,783,000 from Robin Hood Foundation / Tudor Charitable TR
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from Blue Meridian Partners
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General information
117 W 124th St
New York, NY 10027
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 949-4800
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P30: Childrens and Youth Services
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
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