Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Inc (Albany, NY)


  • Name:Ms. Sabrina Houser
  • Title:CEO

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Inc
  • Address:1698 Central Ave
    Albany, NY 12205
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:518-862-1250
  • Main fax:518-862-1256

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  • Mission:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region’s (BBBSCR) mission is to provide children ages 6-18 facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships. These relationships will change their lives for the better, forever. We hold ourselves accountable for three outcomes: 1. educational achievement, 2. higher aspirations, and 3. greater confidence and better relationships.

  • Overview:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s oldest mentoring network and holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (Littles) with screened volunteer mentors (Bigs) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches in building safe, enduring relationships. Our mentoring programs have proven positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, are linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.

  • History:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's oldest and largest mentoring agency. For 50 years, BBBSCR has orchestrated thousands of friendships between children and community volunteers. Our program continues to grow and expand each year.

    The difference between Big Brothers Big Sisters programs and other mentoring organizations is that we focus on evidence-based, successful, long-term mentoring, and we measure and report our outcomes.

    We hold ourselves accountable for helping children who face adversity achieve measurable, positive outcomes and we demonstrate outcomes in three critical areas for our Little Brothers and Little Sisters: 1) socio-emotional competencies (e.g. higher aspirations, greater self-confidence, and better relationships), 2) avoidance of risky behaviors, and 3) educational success.

  • Year established:1964
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:22
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:25


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:14-6035512

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:146035512
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1698 CENTRAL AVENUE
  • Organization City:ALBANY
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:12205-4000
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1966
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):328, 349
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency, Other youth organization or activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$338,259
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$565,246
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$565,246
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:09:07 pm

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