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Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California

Providing life saving support for Children in Southern California

four stars

91.87

4601 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (323) 655-1547   Web Site
EIN: 95-1330495

Board Leadership
Michael A. Alvarez, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Elizabeth O'Neil
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.87 four stars
  Financial 88.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

88.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.68
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California (CA) 91.87 four stars
Variety the Children's Charity of Iowa (IA) 87.25 three stars
Kostopulos Dream Foundation (UT) 97.17 four stars
National Inclusion Project (NC) 92.13 four stars
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (PA) 92.75 four stars

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Formed in 1941, Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California is dedicated to providing lifesaving support for disabled, abused, physically-challenged and underprivileged children. Variety is made up of men and women primarily in the entertainment industry who raise the much-needed funds to help children in the Southern California community. The money raised in our community stays in our community, and our primary goal is to provide support wherever the need is greatest. In our 75 years of existence, we have raised more than $63 million to help thousands of children. Variety prides itself on being able to modify its agenda in order to meet new trends and evolving conditions; addressing each case in a timely, impartial manner.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $185,489
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,248,782
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,434,271
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,434,271
   Other Revenue $57,925
TOTAL REVENUE $1,492,196
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,025,238
   Administrative Expenses $50,426
   Fundraising Expenses $203,850
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,279,514
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $212,682
   
Net Assets $2,014,790

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Healthcare Grants $467,753 45.6%
Education Grants $374,814 36.6%
Mobility Program $182,671 17.8%

Ratings History
Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 12/01/2016 91.87 four stars
2014-09 10/01/2016 91.20 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.20 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 85.94 three stars
2013-09 07/01/2014 86.13 three stars
2012-09 09/13/2013 90.39 four stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 92.39 four stars
2010-09 06/01/2012 84.50 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 84.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 72.34 two stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 58.13 one star
2007-09 08/01/2009 71.29 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-1330495
Name in IRS Master File VARIETY THE CHILDRENS CHARITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TENT 25
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,027 13.21% Elizabeth O'Neil Executive Director

Formed in 1941, Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California is dedicated to providing lifesaving support for disabled, abused, physically-challenged and underprivileged children. Variety is made up of men and women primarily in the entertainment industry who raise the much-needed funds to help children in the Southern California community. The money raised in our community stays in our community, and our primary goal is to provide support wherever the need is greatest. In our 75 years of existence, we have raised more than $63 million to help thousands of children. Variety prides itself on being able to modify its agenda in order to meet new trends and evolving conditions; addressing each case in a timely, impartial manner.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California (CA) 91.87 four stars
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Best Buddies International (FL) 87.40 three stars
Friendship Home, Massachusetts (MA) 90.17 four stars
Special K Ranch (MT) 91.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California
4601 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (323) 655-1547
fax: (323) 658-8789
EIN: 95-1330495

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Board Leadership

Michael A. Alvarez, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Elizabeth O'Neil
Executive Director

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