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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

86.47

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

Board Leadership
Warner Baxter
President

CEO
Jan Albus
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.47 three stars
  Financial 81.29 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

81.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
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) 86.47 three stars
Goodwill Industries of South Florida (FL) 85.74 three stars
Equest (TX) 85.62 three stars
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (PA) 91.26 four stars
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (MD) 92.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,734,573
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,334,486
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $10,000
Total Contributions $5,079,059
   Program Service Revenue $143,529
Total Primary Revenue $5,222,588
   Other Revenue $-902,093
TOTAL REVENUE $4,320,495
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,120,669
   Administrative Expenses $377,959
   Fundraising Expenses $987,866
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,486,494
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-165,999
   
Net Assets $7,192,297

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 $1,497,432 46.9%
Education $915,761 28.7%
Recreation $448,233 14.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$119,614 2.66% Jan Albus Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$163,286 3.63% Brian Roy Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (MO) 86.47 three stars
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (PA) 91.26 four stars
Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults (IN) 91.16 four stars
Saddle Up! (TN) 85.70 three stars
The Center for Individuals With Physical Challenges (OK) 86.44 three 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

Warner Baxter
President

CEO

Jan Albus
CEO

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