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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Meyer Center for Special Children

To enrich the lives of children with disabilities so they can reach their maximum potential.

two stars

78.17

1132 Rutherford Road Greenville, SC 29609
tel: (864) 250-0005   Web Site
EIN: 57-0361503

Board Leadership
Jill Schneider
President

CEO
Meta Bowers
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.17 two stars
  Financial 75.67 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Meyer Center for Special Children's mission is to provide quality education and certified therapy services to preschool children with disabilities. The Meyer Center aims to enrich the lives of children with disabilities so they reach their maximum potential. By delivering quality education and proper therapy, we can put each child on the road to success. Unlocking the potential that lies in each child regardless of disabilities, setbacks, or circumstances is at the heart of Dr. Leslie Meyer's original vision. He recognized that every child, regardless of his or her medical challenges, could benefit from quality education and therapy services.

The Meyer Center for Special Children's mission is to provide quality education and certified therapy services to preschool children with disabilities. The Meyer Center aims to enrich the lives of children with disabilities so they reach their maximum potential. By delivering quality education and proper therapy, we can put each child on the road to success. Unlocking the potential that lies in each child regardless of disabilities, setbacks, or circumstances is at the heart of Dr. Leslie Meyer's original vision. He recognized that every child, regardless of his or her medical challenges, could benefit from quality education and therapy services.

Financial

two stars

75.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
71.8%
  Administrative Expenses 20.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meyer Center for Special Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meyer Center for Special Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meyer Center for Special Children (SC) 78.17 two stars
Teammates for Kids Foundation (CO) 96.04 four stars
The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas (TX) 96.53 four stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County (FL) 87.85 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $571,146
   Federated Campaigns $331,823
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $60,520
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $963,489
   Program Service Revenue $1,996,279
Total Primary Revenue $2,959,768
   Other Revenue $231,370
TOTAL REVENUE $3,191,138
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,447,141
   Administrative Expenses $685,287
   Fundraising Expenses $243,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,376,188
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-185,050
   
Net Assets $3,408,445

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
Development Experiences $1,439,069 58.8%
Therapy Services $1,008,072 41.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 78.17 two stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 67.57 one star
2017-06 05/01/2018 76.42 two stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 76.87 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 79.35 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 79.25 two stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.65 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 81.38 three 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 57-0361503
Name in IRS Master File MEYER CENTER FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
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 (59) Other school related activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(179) Other health services
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 May, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,000 2.36% Meta Bowers Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Meyer Center for Special Children
1132 Rutherford Road
Greenville, SC 29609
tel: (864) 250-0005
fax: (864) 250-0028
EIN: 57-0361503

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Board Leadership

Jill Schneider
President

CEO

Meta Bowers
Executive Director

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