ACTS Community Development Corp. (Brooklyn, NY)


  • Name:Noah Link

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:ACTS Community Development Corp.
  • Address:1913 W. 7th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11223
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:718-415-1170

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:2114 Mermaid Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11224
    United States

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • ACTS Community Development is dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty in our community by providing emergency food, shelter, education, and guidance to help move families toward self-sufficiency. We serve the Coney Island area, a neighborhood with very high rates of poverty, hunger, disability, and unemployment, through the Lighthouse Mission opened here in 2004. In addition, we have provided shelter and assistance to pregnant and abused young women at Rachel's Joy Maternity Home in Flatbush for nearly 20 years. We are committed to expanding all our programs in order to reach even more of those in need.

  • History:
  • ACTS was founded in 2003 by Revs. Vincent Fusco and Susan Mirti-Fusco and others involved with the New Jerusalem City Church in Brooklyn with decades of experience performing community outreach. In 2004, ACTS obtained and renovated a building on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, where the Lighthouse Mission was founded. ACTS was created to unite this program with Rachel's Joy Maternity Home, started in 1989, the Mother and Baby Wellness Center, and other programs serving the community. Since then the Lighthouse Mission has expanded its food program from 350 families served to more than 1,600 and added additional days of distribution. In 2007 we started an after-school program for children aged 5-13 and hired additional staff to receive clients 5 days a week. We recently began offering public benefits screening with a professional social worker and adopted a shared software database system through our neighborhood coalition of emergency service providers.

  • Year established:2003
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:5

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Vincent Fusco
    Susan Mirti-Fusco
    Andrew Napoli
    Joyce LaMoutte
    Jose Hernandez
    Carlos Lopez
    Michael Torres

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Vincent Fusco
    Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Susan Mirti-Fusco, Director (Rachel's Joy Maternity Home)
    Deshon White, Assistant Director (Rachel's Joy Maternity Home)
    Denise Robbins, Food Program Coordinator (Lighthouse Mission)
    Theresa Howell, Assistant Program Coordinator (Lighthouse Mission)


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:01-0679652

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:010679652
  • Care Of Name:% VINCENT FUSCO
  • Organization Address:2114 MERMAID AVE
  • Organization City:BROOKLYN
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:11224-2598
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 2003
  • 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 publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • 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:P40
  • Asset Amount:$207,881
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$353,084
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$353,084
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 7:26:08 pm

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