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    Variety the Children's Charity of Detroit

    Variety the Children's Charity of Detroit


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...600 S ADAMS
    Birmingham MI 48009-6861


    Birmingham MI | IRS ruling year: 1979 | EIN: 38-2140520  


    Variety the Children's Charity Detroit provides vital medical and therapeutic services, recreational facilities and educational opportunities to children with special needs.

    Detroit's Tent 5, one of 58 'tents' or chapters around the world, was established in 1932 and today has more than 1,500 volunteers and supporters who are committed to changing the lives of children with unique and special needs.

    Variety's core programs include the Variety Myoelectric Center providing myoelectric prostheses, Variety Bikes for Kids, Variety Cardiology Center, Variety Feeds Kids, Variety K.I.D.S. program, Variety 4H Horseback Riding program, Variety Produce Rescue Mission, and the Variety Community Outreach Program.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 89%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Variety the Children's Charity of Detroit has earned a 89% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 1.79% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 2.17 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.03 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 7.00% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 4.50% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 88.40% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 4.80% - 4.8/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available

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