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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Girl Scouts of Northern California

We exist to help girls thrive.

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three stars

83.99

1650 Harbor Bay Parkway Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94502
tel: (800) 447-4475   Web Site
EIN: 94-1551410

Board Leadership
Ellen Richey
President

CEO
Marina Park
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.99 three stars
  Financial 78.48 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the preeminent organization for girls in the nation, serving almost 3 million members in the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts has been serving Northern California girls since 1918. Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal), an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit chartered by GSUSA, was established seven years ago through the merger of five existing Girl Scout Councils. We are one of the largest councils in the nation, serving more than 44,000 girls and 29,000 adult members in 19 counties. Girl Scouts is open to all girls ages 5 to 17, promotes diversity and inclusiveness in its membership and is continually strives to be reflective of California's diverse population.

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the preeminent organization for girls in the nation, serving almost 3 million members in the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts has been serving Northern California girls since 1918. Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal), an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit chartered by GSUSA, was established seven years ago through the merger of five existing Girl Scout Councils. We are one of the largest councils in the nation, serving more than 44,000 girls and 29,000 adult members in 19 counties. Girl Scouts is open to all girls ages 5 to 17, promotes diversity and inclusiveness in its membership and is continually strives to be reflective of California's diverse population.

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Financial

two stars

78.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.53
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.50
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Girl Scouts of Northern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Girl Scouts of Northern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Girl Scouts of Northern California (CA) 83.99 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Dane County (WI) 90.67 four stars
Boy Scouts of America Stonewall Jackson Area Council (VA) 86.31 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands (NE) 91.49 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (MO) 89.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,161,660
   Federated Campaigns $6,411
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $146,265
   Related Organizations $67,782
   Government Grants $165,951
Total Contributions $2,548,069
   Program Service Revenue $3,556,027
Total Primary Revenue $6,104,096
   Other Revenue $16,865,505
TOTAL REVENUE $22,969,601
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,054,194
   Administrative Expenses $2,740,956
   Fundraising Expenses $1,433,577
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,228,727
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,740,874
   
Net Assets $28,806,687

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Camp and Outdoor Programs $4,049,814 26.9%
Leadership Experience $3,897,359 25.9%
Enriching Experiences $2,258,467 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/21/2018 83.99 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 85.49 three stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 90.00 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.86 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 03/01/2016 91.90 four stars
2014-09 10/01/2015 90.94 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 93.61 four stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 93.13 four stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 83.46 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-1551410
Name in IRS Master File GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NTEE Code O42
NTEE Classification Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$297,637 1.54% Marina Park Sutton Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Girl Scouts of Northern California (CA) 83.99 three stars
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida (FL) 92.95 four stars
Friends of the Children, Portland (OR) 89.27 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi (MS) 86.85 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley (NH) 89.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Girl Scouts of Northern California
1650 Harbor Bay Parkway
Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94502
tel: (800) 447-4475
fax: (510) 562-8470
EIN: 94-1551410

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Board Leadership

Ellen Richey
President

CEO

Marina Park
Chief Executive Officer

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