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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is committed to the highest standards of good stewardship and accountability. The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is separately incorporated according to the not-for-profit laws of New York State with its own active Board of Trustees.

An independent public accounting firm overseen by the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees, conducts an annual audit of Catholic Charities finances. Funds received by Catholic Charities are carefully monitored to ensure their use complies with donor intent. Funds are maintained in separate accounts and do not co-mingle with those of the Archdiocese of New York.

Catholic Charities' policies and procedures have been reviewed and meet the standards of the charitable accountability of the Better Business Bureau's Philanthropic Advisory Service. Catholic Charities complies with all Federal, State, and Local laws regarding discrimination.

Administrative Expenses

Administrative expenses are kept very low.

On average, Catholic Charities agencies of the Archdiocese of New York spend about 88 cents of each dollar on program expenses.