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Human Services : Social Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California

Providing life saving support for Children in Southern California

95.09

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

Board Leadership
John C. Hall
Chairman

CEO
Elizabeth O'Neil
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.09
  Financial 93.06
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

93.06

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.9%
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) 95.09
Best Buddies International (FL) 88.00
Variety - the Children's Charity of Iowa (IA) 86.84
Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults (IN) 89.52
Pujols Family Foundation (MO) 89.27

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $396,658
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $906,246
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,302,904
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,302,904
   Other Revenue $91,609
TOTAL REVENUE $1,394,513
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,243,420
   Administrative Expenses $44,390
   Fundraising Expenses $170,425
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,458,235
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-63,722
   
Net Assets $1,974,222

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 $542,940 43.7%
Healthcare Grants $420,260 33.8%
Mobility Program $280,220 22.5%

Ratings History
Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 95.09
2018-09 11/01/2019 92.46
2017-09 12/01/2018 91.35
2016-09 12/01/2017 89.22
2015-09 12/01/2016 91.87
2014-09 10/01/2016 91.20
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.20
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 85.94
2013-09 07/01/2014 86.13
2012-09 09/13/2013 90.39
2011-09 08/01/2012 92.39
2010-09 06/01/2012 84.50
2010-09 09/20/2011 84.25
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 72.34
2008-09 04/01/2010 58.13
2007-09 08/01/2009 71.29

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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,612 13.41% 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) 95.09
Special K Ranch (MT) 91.94
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project (CA) 88.66
Kostopulos Dream Foundation (UT) 91.61
Best Buddies International (FL) 88.00

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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

John C. Hall
Chairman

CEO

Elizabeth O'Neil
Executive Director

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