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306 W COMPTON BLVD STE A
Compton CA 90220-3176
Compton CA | IRS ruling year: 2020 | EIN: 84-4770181
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G Irl cannot currently be evaluated by our Accountability & Finance methodology due to only having one year of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data. But please note, that the IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofit's annual tax filings. That may mean that this entity has electronically filed additional Forms 990 but they have yet to be processed and made public by the IRS.
To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System's Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has one year of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for G Irl under the EIN: 84-4770181.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate G Irl, G Irl will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.
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Revenue and expense data is not available for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.
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Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.
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
Activity data not reported from the IRS
Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)
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)
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 search for this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available). Simply enter the organization's name (G Irl) or EIN (844770181) in the 'Search Term' field.
This organization was impacted by COVID-19 in a way that effected their financial health in 2020. This normally would have reduced their star rating. 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, and doing this pauses our revision of their rating. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.
G Irl reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:
The COVID-19 pandemic was unique for us in that we actually experienced a boost in attendance and donations from our community. We went primarily virtual with our workshops and trainings, during a time when youth and teens did not have other avenues to learn new things and experience connections with others. All of our classes featured teens and youth from all over the world. At the beginning of the pandemic, we were also seeing the uprisings in response to the George Floyd murders we received an outpour of donations and partnerships from brands and our communities. So we thrived during the pandemic and were able to be a beacon and safe space for our youth.
How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:
We actually doubled down on the programming and had about 60 different events. We were able to capture an audience that was stuck at home with no extracurricular activities. We stepped up and became the place where youth can learn something new and still be curious youth. We were a safe space to step outside of the violence and turmoil of the world at the time.
How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:
Pre-Covid we met in person within local community centers and schools. Of course, after that everything shut down, so we had to adapt to virtual meetings. But with our virtual meetings, we added fun elements like pre-made kits to go along with our classes. We brought more classes like Sexual Education and careers so youth can get the alternative education they MAY have gotten in school. We started off as an AFTER school program and became a supplemental school program.
Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:
We now know that our informational classes that may not have a hands-on activity would be best online. Courses that focus on mental health are best virtually because mental health help can still be a stigma in our community. Because of that stigma, parents may not drive youth to our events, but the youth CAN check in virtually. COVID put laptops into a lot of low-income children's homes, and we were one of the only clubs that remained active in our communities.
Not Currently Scored
G Irl cannot currently be evaluated by our 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.
G Irl has earned a 100% for the Culture & Community beacon. See the metrics below for more information.
This beacon provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves.Learn more
100% of beacon score
This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. 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.
Who are the people you serve with your mission? Describe briefly.
We service underserved BIPOC girls/ femmes and nonbinary youth. Those populations include the LGBTQIA+ community, Foster Youth, Homeless Youth. We specifically work within the SPA6 LA County areas. Those areas can include Compton, Watts, South LA, and Willowbrook.
How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys
How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom does your organization share the feedback you got from the people you serve?
Our staff, Our board
How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship with them or shifted power - over decisions, resources, rules or in other ways - to them?
I think the youth really have this sense of being heard and vocalizing something they may not want to say out loud. It gives them the power to say, "Hey I really enjoyed knitting but maybe not drivers ed so much". It's them telling us what they need and wants to see because honestly, it's no use creating programming no one wants.
What challenges does your organization face in collecting feedback from the people you serve?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Briefly describe a recent change that your organization made in response to feedback from the people you serve.
We noticed that transportation issues were keeping a lot if our members from returning to meetings. So with that information, we now ask each participant if they will need ride assistance and we give out LYFT giftcards. We also now make a bus/ van available for any field trips from a central location in Compton. Also we noticed that the participants wanted more in person connection with other members, so we had a couple of outdoor COVID safe field trips last year.
This organization has not provided information regarding the Equity Practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective equity policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.
G Irl has earned a 100% for the Leadership & Adaptability beacon. See the metrics below for more information.
This beacon 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.Learn more
The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization's mission
Our mission is to provide girls and gender nonconforming from underserved communities access to resources, knowledge, and skills that are not readily accessible to them in their own neighborhoods. We believe access to these skills will aid them in their journeys to becoming confident, assertive, and independent.
The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.
Our vision is a community of girls enlightened and empowered to become the best version of themselves. We envision girls so emboldened with knowledge and resources that they plant that seed into their neighborhoods and the next generation.
Source: Nonprofit submitted responses
The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.
Goal One: Increase our human resource capacity. Our organization is growing at a rapid pace, and we need dedicated staff that understands our vision to expand and outreach even more.
Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).
Goal Two: Expand our programming even more. Our programs are well attended, and sometimes we have to limit attendance because we do not have the capacity. We need to hire staff and acquire more funds.
Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.
Goal Three: We see that our community needs more alternative education. College is a goal, but not the only goal. We want to invest more program centered around creative and tech careers.
Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.
The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development
We have invested in a strategy agency (Inside Projects) that helped develop our backend, Board structure, and Leadership. Through this training, our Founder and Executive Director had to attend a cohort on building Executive Presence. These classes focused on building confidence within. The Board and their roles were fully fleshed out, and KPI's were created.
The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.
Networks of Collective Impact Efforts
G.IRL has always been a community-based organization. We have formed several key partnerships with organizations and nonprofits within Compton and surrounding neighborhoods. We team up for programming and making our grants stretch to increase impact.
The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.
Our organizational story is one of adaptation. We started off as an after-school club with a 30-dollar-a-week budget, moved to a community group, and now have changed into a nonprofit. We stepped up to the plate and adapted the offerings that our community needed. That means changing our curriculum to a safe but fun virtual space. This year we have adapted to an increase in the audience and people we serve. We have doubled our impact by making partnerships with organizations and government programs like L..A. County Parks. We also updated and our Board and Chair structures through a partnership with the Strategic Planning group Inside Projects. We are fortifying our organization every year.
Impact & Results
Accountability & Finance
Culture & Community
Leadership & Adaptability