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Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, Inc.

A BBB Accredited Charity since 05/14/2012.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, Inc.
Phone: (704) 375-1417
Fax: (704) 371-7432
Address: 2702 Norfolk Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203-5520
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Report Creation Date: August 8, 2016
Report Expiration Date: August 31, 2018
Original Business Start Date: January 1940
Principal: Mr. William McDonald, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mr. William McDonald, Executive Director - (704) 371-7401 or
Employees: 186 Full Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Education & Literacy
BBB Accreditation: Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, Inc. is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

Bethlehem Center's purpose is to provide educational opportunities to low-income children and their families to improve the quality of their lives.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Bethlehem Center's programs include after school, summer camps, Head Start of Mecklenburg County, Early Head Start, senior programs, prevention programs, and family support programs.

Total Program Expenses:$6,311,756


Chief Executive Officer:William McDonald, Executive Director
Board Size:21
Paid Staff Size:186 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Bethlehem Center's fundraising methods include grant proposals and solicitations via its website.

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.


According to Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, Inc.'s IRS 990 for the year ended December 31, 2015:

 Total Income:$7,042,292
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$6,311,756 86.66%89.63%
 Fund Raising:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Administrative:$971,460 13.34%13.79%
 Other:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Total Expenses:$7,283,216
* Excess of Expenses over Income$240,924
Ending Net Assets:$1,053,262
Total Assets$2,599,498
Total Liabilities$1,546,236

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (704) 371-7401

ID: 231815
Report as of February 22, 2017 13:17
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