Better Business Bureau Report for
MidTown Cleveland, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2010
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2012

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: MidTown Cleveland, Inc.
Address: 3634 Euclid Ave., Ste. 215
  Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-391-5080
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1982, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "MidTown Cleveland is driven by us, the area’s stakeholders, and serves stakeholders individually and collectively by promoting security and growth, advocating for our interests and guiding urban development."

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Evaluation Conclusions


MidTown Cleveland, Inc. (MTC) does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 18: Privacy for Written Appeals & Internet Privacy - Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

MidTown Cleveland, Inc. (MTC) meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Organization's Programs include: Design Review Development Finance Governance Marketing & Communication Membership & Fundraising Security & Code Enforcement Stakeholder Services

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, MTC's program expenses were:

Stakeholder activites 487,772
Land assembly activities 220,741
Total Program Expenses: $708,513
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Chief Executive : James A. Haviland, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Robert B. Lash
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Moskey Dental Laboratories, Inc.

Board Size: 35

Paid Staff Size: 5

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $631,035, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on MTC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.

Source of Funds  
Membership dues 380,140
Contributions 132,500
Government grants 118,395
Other 65,300
In-kind 60,996
Interest income 5,556
Total Income $762,887


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $762,887
Program expenses $708,513
Fund raising expenses 45,826
Administrative expenses 73,918
Total expenses $828,257
Expenses in Excess of Income (65,370)
Beginning net assets (263,226)
Ending net assets (328,596)
Total liabilities 1,259,800
Total assets $931,204

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