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Variety the Children's Charity Detroit

Simply helping kids-no matter the need

three stars

86.79

600 S. Adams Suite 230
Birmingham, MI 48009
tel: (248) 258-5511   Web Site
EIN: 38-2140520

Board Leadership
Lois Shaevsky
President

CEO
Jennie Cascio
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.79 three stars
  Financial 95.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Variety the Children's Charity Detroit provides vital medical and therapeutic services, recreational facilities and educational opportunities to children with special needs.

Detroit's Tent 5, one of 58 'tents' or chapters around the world, was established in 1932 and today has more than 1,500 volunteers and supporters who are committed to changing the lives of children with unique and special needs.

Variety's core programs include the Variety Myoelectric Center providing myoelectric prostheses, Variety Bikes for Kids, Variety Cardiology Center, Variety Feeds Kids, Variety K.I.D.S. program, Variety 4H Horseback Riding program, Variety Produce Rescue Mission, and the Variety Community Outreach Program.

Variety the Children's Charity Detroit provides vital medical and therapeutic services, recreational facilities and educational opportunities to children with special needs.

Detroit's Tent 5, one of 58 'tents' or chapters around the world, was established in 1932 and today has more than 1,500 volunteers and supporters who are committed to changing the lives of children with unique and special needs.

Variety's core programs include the Variety Myoelectric Center providing myoelectric prostheses, Variety Bikes for Kids, Variety Cardiology Center, Variety Feeds Kids, Variety K.I.D.S. program, Variety 4H Horseback Riding program, Variety Produce Rescue Mission, and the Variety Community Outreach Program.

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Financial

four stars

95.02

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.75
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Variety the Children's Charity Detroit on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Variety the Children's Charity Detroit on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Variety the Children's Charity Detroit (MI) 86.79 three stars
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (MO) 86.47 three stars
Achievement Centers for Children (OH) 92.54 four stars
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (PA) 91.26 four stars
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (GA) 91.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,667,962
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $797,686
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,465,648
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,465,648
   Other Revenue $-32,828
TOTAL REVENUE $2,432,820
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,796,658
   Administrative Expenses $187,185
   Fundraising Expenses $107,007
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,090,850
   
Payments to Affiliates $7,146
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $341,970
   
Net Assets $4,267,303

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
Variety Kids Program $1,106,366 61.6%
Variety Produce Rescue Mission Program $187,572 10.4%
Variety Myoelectric Center $136,736 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 08/01/2019 86.79 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 82.23 three stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 81.52 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 81.43 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 81.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 81.39 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 81.34 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 81.41 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 84.21 three stars
2010-09 04/01/2012 74.07 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 73.80 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 05/01/2011 72.28 two stars
2008-09 05/01/2010 65.27 one star
2007-09 07/01/2009 83.09 three stars
2006-09 05/01/2008 78.39 two stars
2005-09 03/01/2008 93.36 four stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 88.38 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 38-2140520
Name in IRS Master File VARIETY CLUB CHARITY FOR CHILDREN INC
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 (150) Hospital
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
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 April, 1979
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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$60,598 2.89% Michelle Murphy Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$102,852 4.91% Jennie Cascio Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Variety the Children's Charity Detroit (MI) 86.79 three stars
The Arc of Davidson County (TN) 85.21 three stars
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project (CA) 89.80 three stars
All About Developmental Disabilities (GA) 86.76 three stars
Providence Child Center Foundation (OR) 89.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Variety the Children's Charity Detroit
600 S. Adams
Suite 230
Birmingham, MI 48009
tel: (248) 258-5511
fax: (248) 258-5575
EIN: 38-2140520

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Board Leadership

Lois Shaevsky
President

CEO

Jennie Cascio
Executive Director

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