Financial Accountability

At Metro World Child we realize the importance of how we use the gifts our donors entrust to us. Our pledge is to effectively distribute the resources given to successfully change children’s lives around the world. We are striving to keep our fundraising and overhead costs as low as possible. In the past year, 74.47 cents of every dollar given was spent on programs that directly benefit children. The organization is operated by a governing board that directs a CPA firm to perform an annual audit, which is then reported back to the board.

Distribution Percentages Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Distribution Percentages Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Revenue Sources

Private Donors 90%
Foundations 3%
Corporations 5%
Government 0%
Other 2%

Awards and Recognition

  • 2013 Brooklyn Borough Award
  • Awarded $20,000 Fighting Hunger Today grant through Feeding America
  • Awarded $30,000 Capacity Grant through Food Bank for NYC
  • Selected as the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief partner for Toyota’s Meals per Hour program
  • Partnered with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation to conduct disaster relief distributions throughout NYC
  • Partnered with the National Basketball Players Association to host a Christmas Giveaway

The organization also partners with reputable corporate partners like:

  • Bowery Mission
  • Phoenix House
  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Church
  • Project Hope Charities
  • Brooklyn Justice Corps
  • Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services
  • MET Council on Jewish Poverty
  • Heritage Healthcare

For more information or any questions, please contact:

Penny Hollenbeck, Executive Director
P: 1-718-453-3352 Ext. 111

John Destefano, CFO
P: 1-718-453-3352 Ext. 136