Ulster County Community Action Committee Inc

Taking Action/ Improving Lives

Kingston, NY   |

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Ulster County Community Action Committee Inc

EIN: 14-1491879


Serving those most in need in Ulster County. Our program services are designed to respond to changing community needs: to strengthen families, to foster opportunities for education and training, to increase employability, to initiate opportunities for work, to reduce the living costs of the economically disadvantaged so that they have more resources to meet their basic needs, and to respond to emergency needs that are often a condition of living in poverty.

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Douglas Blancero

Main address

70 Lindsley Ave

Kingston, NY 12401 USA

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Subject area info



Community and economic development

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth


Single parents

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

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NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

UCCAC currently serves low-income residents in Ulster County with a HeadStart/Early HeadStart childhood development program, helps with energy conservation and affordability with Weatherization and EmPower programs, and addresses many human service needs including access to food, housing, employment, medical services, and others with our Outreach programs. We also run Outreach programs in Sullivan County. Our 2023 Community Needs Assessment Report showed that there continue to be unaddressed needs and underserved populations in Ulster County, including seniors, children ages 0-5, single parents, substance abusers, and youth. Residents noted a continued lack of adequate access to food, affordable housing, childcare, transportation, and senior services. Therefore, we hope to expand our current service programs in Ulster County and to introduce new services into Sullivan County. We are searching for new donor sources, as most of our current funds come from Fed'l/State programs.

Our programs

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

HeadStart/ Early HeadStart

Our Early Head Start and Head Start programs provide opportunities for social, emotional, physical and cognitive development to pre-school children, and are aimed at increasing their access to effective learning and early development tools, as well as providing daytime care so that their parents can be gainfully employed. Services also include comprehensive health, nutrition, dental health, and mental health screening and care. Family support includes parent education and engagement, family goal setting and referrals, and support to families in obtaining services for children with special needs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

WEATHERIZATION is a residential energy efficiency program that reduces energy use. Homeowners and renters may be eligible to receive free upgrades to their homes to make them safer, more comfortable and energy efficient.
EMPOWER is an energy-efficiency program for tenants and homeowners, funded by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). Empower is designed to help low-income households reduce energy use and costs using cost-effective Electric Reduction (ER) measures such as lighting, refrigerator and freezer replacements, and Home Performance (HP) strategies.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

OUTREACH addresses the needs of our low-income community by providing a wide range of services. These include providing emergency food, temporary shelter, rental assistance, fuel & utility assistance, and help with finding employment.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Unemployed people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

UCCAC aims to improve the lives of Ulster and Sullivan County, NY residents and to make our community a better place in which to live. Our programs are designed to empower people through community programs & partnerships that promote individual & community enrichment without fostering entitlement or dependency relationships.

We are dedicated to assisting the disadvantaged in our community, including the poor, seniors, families, women and children, and people with disabilities in order to enable them to live in dignity. Our services are designed to increase self-sufficiency and help our clients to meet their basic human needs adequately.


Ulster County Community Action Committee Inc
Fiscal year: Dec 01 - Nov 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.94 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Ulster County Community Action Committee Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Dec 01 - Nov 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Ulster County Community Action Committee Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Dec 01 - Nov 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Ulster County Community Action Committee Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Dec 01 - Nov 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Ulster County Community Action Committee Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $342,485 -$63,372 $824,054 -$151,411 $483,770
As % of expenses 6.9% -1.1% 15.9% -2.7% 10.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $216,469 -$200,811 $676,809 -$322,843 $482,394
As % of expenses 4.2% -3.5% 12.7% -5.6% 10.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $5,248,464 $5,388,661 $5,341,934 $5,402,555 $4,666,994
Total revenue, % change over prior year 12.6% 2.7% -0.9% 1.1% -13.6%
Program services revenue 3.0% 3.2% 1.4% 2.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
Government grants 79.8% 79.2% 89.8% 90.0% 90.9%
All other grants and contributions 17.2% 17.8% 8.9% 7.8% 8.5%
Other revenue 0.0% -0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $4,989,136 $5,529,280 $5,187,154 $5,595,574 $4,459,380
Total expenses, % change over prior year 6.7% 10.8% -6.2% 7.9% -20.3%
Personnel 54.9% 56.3% 67.4% 55.9% 57.5%
Professional fees 0.4% 0.4% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3%
Occupancy 3.7% 3.2% 2.9% 3.3% 4.6%
Interest 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 40.9% 40.0% 29.2% 40.6% 37.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $5,115,152 $5,666,719 $5,334,399 $5,767,006 $4,460,756
One month of savings $415,761 $460,773 $432,263 $466,298 $371,615
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $323,230 $239,723 $172,460 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $5,854,143 $6,367,215 $5,939,122 $6,233,304 $4,832,371

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.9 0.3 1.4 1.2 2.6
Months of cash and investments 0.9 0.3 1.4 1.3 2.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -7.5 -7.5 -6.4 -6.5 -6.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $354,415 $147,646 $596,964 $576,776 $974,766
Investments $12,189 $12,579 $12,763 $13,499 $5,299
Receivables $191,262 $32,067 $10,292 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $5,825,570 $5,872,879 $6,045,339 $6,140,253 $5,498,150
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 38.5% 37.2% 38.6% 40.8% 34.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 12.7% 13.7% 8.9% 14.9% 10.5%
Unrestricted net assets $449,142 $248,331 $925,140 $602,297 $1,084,691
Temporarily restricted net assets $3,185,336 $3,104,707 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $3,185,336 $3,104,707 $3,040,983 $2,999,375 $2,999,375
Total net assets $3,634,478 $3,353,038 $3,966,123 $3,601,672 $4,084,066

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Douglas Blancero

Douglas Blancero has spent most of his life working with underserved populations. His early years were spent working as a mentor and coach to youths in Brooklyn, NYC. Currently he works with economically and socially disadvantaged populations in upstate New York, as director of the Ulster County Community Action Committee.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Ulster County Community Action Committee Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Ulster County Community Action Committee Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/20/2024
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Board chair

Alexander Mainetti, Esq.

Donna Carmody

Sylvia Donaldson

Tina Liebertz

Patricia Ocasio

Theresa Brown

Ethel Knox

James L. Noble, Jr

Don Hackett

Lynn Formica

Alexander Mainetti

Carl Brown

Steve Schabot

Nadia Rajsz

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