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Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis

Helping children with physical and mental disabilities reach their full potential

four stars

93.45

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

Board Leadership
Larry K. Otto
President

CEO
Jan Albus
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.45 four stars
  Financial 91.66 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
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.
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) 93.45 four stars
The Mustard Seed (MS) 86.56 three stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 98.23 four stars
The Ability Experience (NC) 85.01 three stars
Providence Child Center Foundation (OR) 90.10 four stars

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Founded in 1932, the mission of Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis is to serve children with physical and mental 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. Variety partners with 75 agencies to support programs and give scholarships that directly impact the lives of Variety children.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,077,358
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,682,238
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,759,596
   Program Service Revenue $131,773
Total Primary Revenue $4,891,369
   Other Revenue $-479,876
TOTAL REVENUE $4,411,493
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,262,898
   Administrative Expenses $231,233
   Fundraising Expenses $606,783
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,100,914
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $310,579
   
Net Assets $5,980,975

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 $1,366,648 40.8%
Education $1,101,415 32.9%
Recreation $435,646 13.0%

Ratings History
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$190,838 4.65% Jan Albus Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1932, the mission of Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis is to serve children with physical and mental 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. Variety partners with 75 agencies to support programs and give scholarships that directly impact the lives of Variety children.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (MO) 93.45 four stars
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (MD) 91.90 four stars
The Ability Experience (NC) 85.01 three stars
The Center for Enriched Living (IL) 93.64 four stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 98.23 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 K. Otto
President

CEO

Jan Albus
CEO

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