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Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis

Helping children with physical and intellectual disabilities reach their full potential

three stars

84.04

11840 Westline Industrial Drive Suite 220
St. Louis, MO 63146
tel: (314) 720-7700   Web Site
EIN: 43-6078016

Board Leadership
Larry Otto
Chairman

CEO
Jan Albus
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.04 three stars
  Financial 77.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1932, the mission of Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis is to serve children with physical and intellectual disabilities in the Greater St. Louis region whose needs would not be met were it not for Variety's sustained commitment. Variety serves these children each time they need assistance, from infancy to the age of 21, focusing on four core areas to help kids become independent and productive: gifting medical equipment for mobility and independence; developing unique education and recreational programs; and funding therapy. We change kid's lives by improving skills, socialization, self-esteem and independence.

Founded in 1932, the mission of Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis is to serve children with physical and intellectual disabilities in the Greater St. Louis region whose needs would not be met were it not for Variety's sustained commitment. Variety serves these children each time they need assistance, from infancy to the age of 21, focusing on four core areas to help kids become independent and productive: gifting medical equipment for mobility and independence; developing unique education and recreational programs; and funding therapy. We change kid's lives by improving skills, socialization, self-esteem and independence.

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Financial

two stars

77.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
69.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (MO) 84.04 three stars
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project (CA) 89.80 three stars
Variety - the Children's Charity of Iowa (IA) 86.84 three stars
The Asperger-Autism Network (MA) 89.16 three stars
Pine Tree Society (ME) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,123,093
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,014,476
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,000
Total Contributions $6,152,569
   Program Service Revenue $139,617
Total Primary Revenue $6,292,186
   Other Revenue $-1,466,340
TOTAL REVENUE $4,825,846
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,095,943
   Administrative Expenses $476,295
   Fundraising Expenses $961,619
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,533,857
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $291,989
   
Net Assets $7,329,392

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
Medical Equipment $1,473,662 46.5%
Education $992,425 31.3%
Recreation $451,393 14.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 84.04 three stars
2018-09 11/01/2019 86.47 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 83.49 three stars
2016-09 07/01/2017 86.27 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 93.45 four stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 93.45 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 90.23 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.60 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 94.34 four stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 94.64 four stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 94.92 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 88.13 three stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 87.08 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 86.00 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/24/2010 78.21 two stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 75.88 two stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 80.49 three stars
2006-09 12/01/2007 95.13 four stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 91.46 four stars
2004-09 10/01/2005 90.53 four 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 43-6078016
Name in IRS Master File VARIETY THE CHILDRENS CHARITY OF ST LOUIS
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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, 1968
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
$169,402 3.73% Brian Roy Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$170,495 3.76% Brett Schott Chief Development Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (MO) 84.04 three stars
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The Detroit Institute for Children (MI) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis
11840 Westline Industrial Drive
Suite 220
St. Louis, MO 63146
tel: (314) 720-7700
fax: (314) 453-0488
EIN: 43-6078016

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Board Leadership

Larry Otto
Chairman

CEO

Jan Albus
CEO

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