Human Services

Doe Fund, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.doe.org

Mission Statement

The Doe Fund's mission is to develop and implement cost-effective, holistic programs that meet the needs of a diverse population working to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism. All of The Doe Fund's programs and innovative business ventures ultimately strive to help homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals achieve permanent self-sufficiency.

Main Programs

  1. The Doe Fund Programs
Service Areas

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New York

New York, NY

ruling year

1988

Founder and President

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Mr. George T. McDonald

Executive Vice President

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Ms. Harriet Karr-McDonald

Keywords

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The Doe Fund, welfare to work, Ready Willing & Able, homeless, job skills training, paid employment experience, shelter, violence prevention, recidivism, incarcerate, prison, transitional employment,

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Also Known As

The Doe Fund

EIN

13-3412540

 Number

7687189323

Physical Address

232 East 84th Street

New York, NY 10028

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Transitional Care, Half-Way House for Offenders/Ex-Offenders (I31)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Doe Fund has helped thousands of homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals attain permanent self-sufficiency through the paid work and occupational resources we offer.  In addition to job development, we provide safe and comfortable hosuing and a suite of support services that offer everything from financial literacy courses to GED classes to anger management and life skills.  Because of Ready, Willing & Able, the participants in our program have returned to their communities as contributing, tax-paying citizens and reunited with their families as responsible parents.

In addition, we keep more than 150 miles of city streets clean every day through our flagship Ready, Willing & Able program. RWA participants sweep and maintain streets and sidewalks in four of the five New York boroughs, making our city a cleaner, safer, and more humane place to live, work, and visit.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The Doe Fund Programs

Paid work programs, housing, supportive services and business ventures, homeless services, workforce development, prisoner reentry, low-income and special needs housing, Ready, Willing & Able.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Offenders/Ex-offenders

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

New York, NY

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

The Doe Fund has worked hard to maintain varied revenue streams: we receive much of our funding from government grants at the federal, state and local level, and we also generate revenue through our street-cleaning services and other social-entrepreneurial contracts. Still, it is only with the private support of generous donors that we can continue offering a hand up to those who need is most.

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Financials

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THE DOE FUND INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Doe Fund, Inc.

Leadership

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Founder and President

Mr. George T. McDonald

Executive Vice President

Ms. Harriet Karr-McDonald

BIO

As Founder and President of The Doe Fund, George has transformed government policy and the public's perception of the homeless population. He helps more than 1,000 formerly homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals each day by empowering them to find jobs and housing. George's awards and distinctions include the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness' Home for Every American Award, the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research's William E. Simon Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and an honorary degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He also serves as a member of New York City's Discharge Planning Collaboration.

STATEMENT FROM THE Founder and President

"At The Doe Fund, we believe that every human being has the potential to be a contributing member of society.  We work hard every day to provide life-changing opportunities to homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals who are seeking a chance to lift themselves out of poverty.  We offer a hand up--not a handout."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Richard Schaps

Van Wagner Communications, LLC

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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