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Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California

Providing life saving support for Children in Southern California

three stars

89.22

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 89.22 three stars
  Financial 84.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

84.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.6%
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) 89.22 three stars
Providence Child Center Foundation (OR) 90.10 four stars
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project (CA) 88.68 three stars
Easter Seals Capper Foundation (KS) 92.92 four stars
Best Buddies International (FL) 89.09 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $206,032
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,074,730
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,280,762
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,280,762
   Other Revenue $59,950
TOTAL REVENUE $1,340,712
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $981,918
   Administrative Expenses $37,533
   Fundraising Expenses $150,138
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,169,589
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $171,123
   
Net Assets $2,123,611

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
Education Grants $384,198 39.1%
Mobility Program $325,373 33.1%
Healthcare Grants $272,347 27.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 12/01/2017 89.22 three stars
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)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,666 14.50% Elizabeth O'Neil Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California (CA) 89.22 three stars
Kostopulos Dream Foundation (UT) 100.00 four stars
The Mustard Seed (MS) 86.46 three stars
National Inclusion Project (NC) 89.84 three stars
Misericordia (IL) 94.47 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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