Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Affirmations

People building community

three stars

86.98

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

Board Leadership
Cheryl Czach
President

CEO
David Garcia
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.98 three stars
  Financial 81.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
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

three stars

81.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,989 14.77% David Garcia Executive Director

Mission

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.

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Affirmations (MI) 86.98 three stars
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Center on Halsted (IL) 90.24 four stars
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (NY) 93.26 four stars

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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

Cheryl Czach
President

CEO

David Garcia
Executive Director