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Good Sports

Providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide

four stars

98.23

1515 Washington Street Suite 300
Braintree, MA 02184
tel: (617) 471-1213   Web Site
EIN: 75-3138664

Board Leadership
Joel Hughes
Chairman

CEO
Melissa Harper
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. By collaborating with sporting goods companies, Good Sports is able to provide brand new sports equipment, apparel and footwear to programs that otherwise could not afford it. Since our founding in 2003, we have worked with over 4,000 programs to help them empower more than 6 million kids. At Good Sports, our goal is to make sure every child is off the sidelines and playing to their fullest ability because kids who play do better.

Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. By collaborating with sporting goods companies, Good Sports is able to provide brand new sports equipment, apparel and footwear to programs that otherwise could not afford it. Since our founding in 2003, we have worked with over 4,000 programs to help them empower more than 6 million kids. At Good Sports, our goal is to make sure every child is off the sidelines and playing to their fullest ability because kids who play do better.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
92.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 46.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good Sports on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good Sports on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Sports (MA) 98.23 four stars
Tiger Athletic Foundation (LA) 93.84 four stars
Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation (OK) 91.10 four stars
USTA Foundation (NY) 96.66 four stars
New York Road Runners (NY) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,595,282
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $779,107
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,374,389
   Program Service Revenue $349,983
Total Primary Revenue $10,724,372
   Other Revenue $1,896,554
TOTAL REVENUE $12,620,926
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,520,016
   Administrative Expenses $283,881
   Fundraising Expenses $863,819
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,667,716
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,046,790
   
Net Assets $10,037,623

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
Sports Equipment Donations $15,520,016 100.0%

Ratings History
Good Sports has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 98.23 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 100.00 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 97.17 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.55 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.39 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 93.34 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 97.12 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2014 89.37 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.82 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 85.14 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 75-3138664
Name in IRS Master File GOOD SPORTS INC
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 May, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,983 1.06% Melissa Harper Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Sports (MA) 98.23 four stars
PeacePlayers International (DC) 97.17 four stars
Women's Sports Foundation (NY) 93.85 four stars
Coaching Corps (CA) 91.71 four stars
USA Shooting (CO) 86.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Good Sports
1515 Washington Street
Suite 300
Braintree, MA 02184
tel: (617) 471-1213
fax: (800) 513-0116
EIN: 75-3138664

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Board Leadership

Joel Hughes
Chairman

CEO

Melissa Harper
Chief Executive Officer

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