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Human Services : Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

The Crystal Charity Ball

Serving the Children of Dallas County

three stars

86.56

3838 Oak Lawn Avenue Suite L150
Dallas, TX 75219
tel: (214) 526-5868   Web Site
EIN: 75-6035893

Board Leadership
Pam Perella
Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.56 three stars
  Financial 84.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1952, the sole purpose of The Crystal Charity Ball has been to aid, support and make contributions to children's charities in Dallas County. As an organization independent of any national affiliation, members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee have raised more than $143 million for more than 140 worthy beneficiaries over the past 65 years. In 2018, the 100 active members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee committed to raise $6,501,105. These funds will support eight commendable Dallas organizations and give children hope for a healthier more productive future.

Since 1952, the sole purpose of The Crystal Charity Ball has been to aid, support and make contributions to children's charities in Dallas County. As an organization independent of any national affiliation, members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee have raised more than $143 million for more than 140 worthy beneficiaries over the past 65 years. In 2018, the 100 active members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee committed to raise $6,501,105. These funds will support eight commendable Dallas organizations and give children hope for a healthier more productive future.

Financial

three stars

84.51

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.42
  Program Expenses Growth -5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Crystal Charity Ball on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Crystal Charity Ball on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Crystal Charity Ball (TX) 86.56 three stars
Crosstown Learning Center (OK) 92.22 four stars
Amigos For Kids (FL) 91.36 four stars
Teammates for Kids Foundation (CO) 94.24 four stars
Center for Child Protection (TX) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $67,487
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $9,220,430
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,287,917
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,287,917
   Other Revenue $-1,177,585
TOTAL REVENUE $8,110,332
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,004,357
   Administrative Expenses $174,248
   Fundraising Expenses $842,869
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,021,474
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,088,858
   
Net Assets $16,739,657

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
Grants $5,004,357 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.56 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 93.84 four stars
2016-12 09/24/2018 89.44 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 82.76 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 85.43 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 78.34 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 73.12 two stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 69.21 one star
2010-12 03/01/2012 68.66 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 63.87 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 68.50 one star
2008-12 08/01/2010 85.50 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 88.16 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 85.42 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 69.87 one star
2004-12 05/01/2006 69.72 one star
2003-12 05/01/2005 65.86 one star

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

EIN 75-6035893
Name in IRS Master File THE CRYSTAL CHARITY BALL
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 December, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
None reported -- Pamela Perella Chairman

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Crystal Charity Ball (TX) 86.56 three stars
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Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NE) 91.65 four stars
Childhelp (AZ) 85.77 three stars
Operation Breakthrough (MO) 95.72 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Crystal Charity Ball
3838 Oak Lawn Avenue
Suite L150
Dallas, TX 75219
tel: (214) 526-5868
fax: (214) 526-5872
EIN: 75-6035893

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Board Leadership

Pam Perella
Chairman

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