Mission: Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has been on the forefront of youth development, working with young people from all backgrounds for 80 years. We serve an average of 3,000 youth daily at our twenty-four Clubhouses throughout Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. Our Clubs offer fun and safety for our young members while they receive support and guidance from professional youth development staff.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1952, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.bgctampa.org/

  1307 North MacDill Avenue
Tampa FL 33607 

  813-875-5771


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The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Financial and Accountability & Transparency score for Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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Good

This charity's score is 89.14, earning it a 3-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS. 

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

77.1%


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

11.5%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

11.3%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

5.6%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.11


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

2.26 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

3.70%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
Documents Board Meeting Minutes ... (More)
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
Compensates Board ... (More)

Policies


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization has these policies in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Policies:
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Donors can be reluctant to contribute to a charity when their name, address, or other basic information may become part of donor lists that are exchanged or sold, resulting in an influx of charitable solicitations from other organizations. Our analysts check the charity's website to see if the organization has a donor privacy policy in place and what it does and does not cover. Privacy policies are assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Partial

Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Transparency:
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Board of Directors Listed on Website ... (More)
Key Staff Listed on Website ... (More)
Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are this organizations key compensated staff members as identified by our analysts. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



Chris Letsos, President, CEO

$174,510 (2.25% of Total Expenses)


Current CEO and Board Chair can be found in the Leadership & Adaptability report below.

Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Training in sports (BMF activity code: 298)

Fundraising (BMF activity code: 927)

Combat juvenile delinquency (BMF activity code: 328)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Grants Received

  • Balance Sheet


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Financial accountability remained a priority for Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay throughout the pandemic to care for the kids who need us most in the community. However, BGCTB was not immune to the affects of Covid-19. Major fundraising events and in-person funding initiatives were either cancelled or hosted virtually throughout 2020-2021. Program expenses were also affected by the Clubs closures and reopening, staffing capacity, membership capacity, program management, and expenses of sanitization and PPE.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay offer children a safe place to learn and grow while also providing before and after school care to kids. With the need for social distancing and "safer at home" policies, the pandemic greatly affected Boys & Girls Clubs programs. Clubs were initially closed at the onset of Covid-19 to protect children, supporters, and staff. Once Clubs reopened, the maximum capacity of children at the Clubs was reduced to allow for social distancing, and short-term closures of re-opened clubs occurred if a positive case of Covid-19 was reported. Currently, while all 22 Clubs are now reopened, BGCTB is continuing to find innovative ways to care for our members and community, while maintaining a priority of safety.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Safety is the top priority for Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay. Policies & procedures for children, parents, and staff were put into place to ensue the safety of our Boys & Girls Clubs communities. Policies included implementing safety protocols for children based on CDC guidelines, alternative pickup and drop off procedures for parents, encouragement of outdoor activities for Clubs programs, and virtual engagement with the community.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay will continue to find innovative ways to engage with community supporters not only in-person, but with virtual and hybrid events and fundraising initiatives. BGCTB is also adapting to the community and children's unique needs for mental and physical health, as addressed in the BGCTB Health & Wellness pillar.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
2/1/20212019 89.14
2/1/20202018 89.18
3/1/20192017 90.53
6/1/20182016 94.22
5/1/20172015 95.06
6/1/20162014 89.81
Rating Version: 2.0
2/1/20162014 87.20
7/1/20152013 84.17
5/1/20142012 84.79
8/1/20132011 82.25
3/1/20122010 86.49
9/20/20112009 84.91
Rating Version: 1.0
2/1/20112009 78.67
4/1/20102008 78.59
12/1/20082007 81.79
10/1/20072006 76.10
11/1/20062005 85.66
11/1/20052004 91.15
12/1/20042003 95.64

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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$6,045,900

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


Youth Development Programs


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


We are committed to providing a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach for every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Character & Leadership

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Two: Health & Wellness

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Three: Academic Successes

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is dedicated to enabling Clubs to have the most impact as possible on youth by strengthening the leadership capabilities of staff at every level of the organization. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay encourage a Professional Development Plan for all staff members, to be discussed, approved, and encouraged by direct supervisors. Staff members also have access to BGCA.net training services, including Spillett Leadership University, webinar trainings, credentials and recognition programs, and certification courses.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is committed to community engagement to bring awareness to The Mission through speaking engagements to local organizations, Club tours, and community partnerships, and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube). BGCTB also partners with fellow nonprofit organizations and social service organizations to better support the kids through: - Feeding Tampa Bay, helping to provide hot meals and snacks for kids in our Clubs - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, to operate seven Clubs where a Sheriff sub-station operates at the Club with a full-time deputy on site to provide a positive role model - Hillsborough County Schools to provide after-school care at eight school sites - Think Big For Kid, to provide Yes Academy to teens for career exploration and job readiness development programs - The Children's Board of Hillsborough County, to provide before and after school care programming at four public middle schools ... and much more.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


Boy & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay fully reopened all 22 clubs with in-person access to the Clubs. With reopening all clubs, BGCTB increased the average daily attendance by 40% more children enrolled in the Clubs. Boys & Girls of Tampa Bay have also initiated programs to address individual children's needs including: a mentorship program to enhance student performance and reduce dropout rates, and an academic achievement initiative to increase academic success for students at underperforming schools.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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Organization Leadership

Organization Leadership


Terry Carter

President, CEO

John Tomlin

Chairman

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


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Analysis and Research


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Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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