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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Affirmations

People building community

86.98

290 West Nine Mile Road Ferndale, MI 48220
tel: (248) 398-7105   Web Site
EIN: 38-2882823

Board Leadership
Brianna Yuille & Anthony Sherman
Co-Chairs

CEO
David Garcia
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.98
  Financial 81.60
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center was founded on the philosophy that gay is good, you are not alone. This philosophy has expanded to include bisexual and transgender individuals in addition to lesbians and gay men. Affirmations strives to create an atmosphere of safety and acceptance for all people. Our focus is on helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals find and develop community where we value and respect ourselves and others. Affirmations philosophy promotes the principle of empowerment and educates volunteers to utilize strength-based and holistic approaches. Through training in the basic operations of the center, listening, communication, empathy, problem solving, facilitation, and other appropriate skills, interested and dedicated individuals can successfully volunteer at Affirmations.

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center was founded on the philosophy that gay is good, you are not alone. This philosophy has expanded to include bisexual and transgender individuals in addition to lesbians and gay men. Affirmations strives to create an atmosphere of safety and acceptance for all people. Our focus is on helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals find and develop community where we value and respect ourselves and others. Affirmations philosophy promotes the principle of empowerment and educates volunteers to utilize strength-based and holistic approaches. Through training in the basic operations of the center, listening, communication, empathy, problem solving, facilitation, and other appropriate skills, interested and dedicated individuals can successfully volunteer at Affirmations.

Financial

81.60

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.77
  Program Expenses Growth -19.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Affirmations on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Affirmations on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Affirmations (MI) 86.98
Keshet (MA) 90.70
The San Diego LGBT Community Center (CA) 89.05
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (CA) 94.93
National Center for Transgender Equality (DC) 91.83

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $469,372
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $469,372
   Program Service Revenue $12,583
Total Primary Revenue $481,955
   Other Revenue $88,486
TOTAL REVENUE $570,441
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $383,160
   Administrative Expenses $95,074
   Fundraising Expenses $29,161
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $507,395
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $63,046
   
Net Assets $2,731,485

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 86.98
2018-12 04/01/2020 87.20
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.23
2016-12 10/01/2017 84.31
2015-12 11/01/2016 88.07
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.11
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 80.13
2013-12 12/01/2014 88.25
2012-12 11/01/2013 83.57
2011-12 06/01/2013 75.86
2010-12 12/23/2011 83.09
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.03
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 60.36
2008-12 05/01/2010 77.59
2007-12 11/01/2008 65.90
2006-12 12/01/2007 85.95
2005-12 12/01/2006 73.70
2004-12 01/01/2006 86.44

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

EIN 38-2882823
Name in IRS Master File AFFIRMATIONS LESBIAN GAY COMMUNITY CENTER INC
NTEE Code R26
NTEE Classification Lesbian, Gay Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
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 September, 1989
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,989 14.77% David Garcia Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Affirmations (MI) 86.98
SAGE (NY) 90.87
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (NY) 93.26
Pride Foundation (WA) 97.11
The San Diego LGBT Community Center (CA) 89.05

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Charity Contact Info

Affirmations
290 West Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
tel: (248) 398-7105
EIN: 38-2882823

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Board Leadership

Brianna Yuille & Anthony Sherman
Co-Chairs

CEO

David Garcia
Executive Director

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