Ariva serves hard working New Yorkers of modest income, helping them save money, pursue their financial goals and achieve their dreams. Each year, we assist more than 10,000 people through our free income tax program and our counselors provide comprehensive financial counseling and coaching to more than 2,000 people. All of our services are always free.
Ariva has filed over strong 70,000 tax returns for hard-working New Yorkers and has returned $110,000,000 in total refunds to struggling communities.
Ariva clients received an average refund of $1,742.00 in 2016.
Ariva has helped over 1,100 clients enroll in SNAP or affordable health coverage.
Since 2014, 2,995 members of the Mexican Community in New York received comprehensive financial counseling at Ariva’s program at the Mexican Consulate in New York.
In 2016, over 400 women micro-entrepreneurs received credit building education and counseling from Ariva in the WE Master Credit program.
Single Stop Financial Counseling
Last year, 368 very low-income, vulnerable or special needs clients received one-on-one financial counseling from Ariva at seven Single Stop social service programs in the Bronx and Manhattan.
Positive Financial Outcomes
In 2016, 674 people achieved at least one positive financial outcome: filing taxes and ITINs, improving credit, reducing debt, increasing savings and accessing safe and affordable financial products
Ariva’s clients are:
95% of low or moderate income
47% have a household income less than $10,000
88% earn less than $30,000
Ariva’s clients are diverse:
35% are African-American, 58% Hispanic, 3% White, 1% Asian, and 3% other races.