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Abyssinian Development Corporation Charity Profile
The Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) is a leading non-profit community development corporation dedicated to building the human, social, and physical capital in Harlem. The genesis of ADC was the passionate response of The Abyssinian Baptist Church parishioners to a call from the pulpit of Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III. Reverend Butts encouraged the congregation to rebuild its community brick by brick and block by block. From a humble office in the basement of the church and a $50,000 grant, in a relatively short period of time, ADC has grown into a nationally renowned comprehensive community and economic development corporation.
Since 1989, ADC has addressed the complex, interconnected challenges facing the Harlem community through effective implementation of its mission to:
Increase the availability of quality housing to people of diverse incomes;
Enhance the delivery of social services, particularly to the homeless, elderly, families and children;
Foster economic revitalization;
Enhance educational and developmental opportunities for youth; and,
Build community capacity through civic engagement.
To execute its mission, ADC has leveraged over $300 million of investments in the Harlem community and now has 100 employees and a consolidated budget of nearly $58.3 million.