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Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC)

CharityWatch report issued
October 2022

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC)
131 West 25th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Other Names


Tax Status




Stated Mission

To help people reclaim lives lost; to restore hope and dignity by offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2021

Program Percentage: 89%

The percentage of Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC)'s cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $11

How many dollars Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

50% to 100%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Bowery Residents' Committee & Affiliated Organizations Audited Combined Financial Statements multiple
Bowery Residents' Committee IRS Form 990 13-2736659
Entity: Bowery Residents' Committee & Affiliated Organizations
Document Type: Audited Combined Financial Statements
Tax ID: multiple
Entity: Bowery Residents' Committee
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-2736659

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC)
meets governance benchmarks.
Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC)
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Lawrence Rosenblatt President/CEO $386,954
2 Angela Kedzior Chief Medical Officer $333,991
3 David Tatum Chief Program Officer $321,461
Name: Lawrence Rosenblatt
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $386,954
Name: Angela Kedzior
Title: Chief Medical Officer
Compensation: $333,991
Name: David Tatum
Title: Chief Program Officer
Compensation: $321,461

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) combined audit of June 30, 2021 (Note 9, Loans Payable):

"On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. During April 2021 the Organization received a loan in the amount of $9,779,820 pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Organization has elected to account for the funding as a loan... The loan is due five years from the date of the first disbursement under the loan and has a fixed interest rate of 1 percent per year. Any forgiveness of the loan will be recognized as a gain in the financial statements in the period the debt is legally released. PPP loans are subject to audit and acceptance by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Small Business Administration or lender; as a result of such audit, adjustments could be required to any gain recognized."

According to the Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) combined audit of June 30, 2021 (Note 15, Significant Estimates and Concentrations, Contributions):  "Approximately 20 percent and 16 percent of all contributions were received from one and two donors in 2021 and 2020, respectively."

According to the Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) combined audit of June 30, 2021 (Note 15, Significant Estimates and Concentrations, Labor Agreement):

"Approximately 63 percent of the Organization's employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements. The collective bargaining agreements expires [sic] on June 30, 2021, and negotiations for renewal are ongoing."

According to the Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) combined audit of June 30, 2021 (Note 16, Economic Uncertainties):

"As a result of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, economic uncertainties have arisen which my negatively affect the financial position, changes in net assets and cash flows of the Organization. The duration of these uncertainties and the ultimate financial effects cannot be reasonably estimated at this time.

"During the reporting period, and supported by emergency orders of the NYC Mayor, BRC significantly increased its residential capacity and budgeted workforce. Further, BRC participated in the major temporary relocation of clients from shelters to hotels, which resulted in temporary increases in expenses. As a result of the passage of the American Rescue Plan in 2021, BRC was finally eligible to and did participate in the Paycheck Protection Program, as described in Note 9 [portion cited separately, above].

"While certainly not immune to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, BRC is proud of the successful emergency response actions that we implemented for our clients, our staff and our sector. We have remained resilient and operational, and it is important to note that our clients continue to achieve significant and positive outcomes..."