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2017 Metro Market Study

Charitable Sector Profile: Detroit


Charity Navigator's eleventh annual study examined the differences that exist in the financial, accountability and transparency practices of charities located in 30 metropolitan markets across America. The 71 largest charities in Detroit exhibited the following:

Rating Dimensions Detroit National*
Financial Score 86.52 87.18
A&T Score 93.00 92.00
Overall Score 87.84 87.77
Financial Metrics Detroit National*
Program Expenses 82.2% 81.4%
Administrative Expenses 8.4% 9.4%
Fundraising Expenses 6.9% 7.9%
Fundraising Efficiency $0.080 $0.090
Program Expense Growth 3.1% 4.4%
Working Capital Ratio 1.20 1.12
Liabilities to Assets Ratio 14.4% 9.7%
Accountability & Transparency Metrics Detroit National*
Any Donor Privacy Policy 38.7% 38.6%
Strict Donor Privacy Policy 36.0% 34.0%
Form 990 Made Public 56.0% 52.8%
Audited Financials Made Public 50.7% 50.0%
Board Members Listed 89.3% 92.0%
Key Staff Listed 88.0% 92.7%
Size Metrics Detroit National*
Excess (or deficit) $134,185 $106,260
Total Assets $6,678,286 $6,008,511
Total Contributions $3,466,651 $2,866,657
Total Revenue $4,809,885 $3,796,085
Total Expenses $3,927,407 $3,495,236
CEO Compensation $135,573 $129,343

* Median values

Sandra Miniutti, Vice President, Marketing
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© 2017 Charity Navigator. Note: all data are based on Charity Navigator's May 2017 Metro Market Charitable Analysis Study. These sector reports do not claim to represent median/mean data for all charities. Charity Navigator is the largest evaluator of 501 (c) (3) charities in the U.S.

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