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Good Sports

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

four stars

96.55

1515 Hancock Street Suite 204
Quincy, MA 02169
tel: (617) 471-1213   Web Site
EIN: 75-3138664

Board Leadership
Jim Catudal
Chairman

CEO
Melissa Harper
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.55 four stars
  Financial 97.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. Youth sports programs have faced severe budget cuts in most geographies and many organizations respond by shifting the costs to families in the form of higher fees. In some communities, this can effectively exclude disadvantaged children from joining teams. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable, create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and introduce new sports into their schools or organizations.

Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. Youth sports programs have faced severe budget cuts in most geographies and many organizations respond by shifting the costs to families in the form of higher fees. In some communities, this can effectively exclude disadvantaged children from joining teams. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable, create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and introduce new sports into their schools or organizations.

Financial

four stars

97.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 28.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Sports (MA) 96.55 four stars
PeacePlayers International (DC) 97.48 four stars
United States Soccer Foundation (DC) 93.01 four stars
United States Rowing Association (NJ) 89.02 three stars
New York Road Runners (NY) 90.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,140,024
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $598,691
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,738,715
   Program Service Revenue $208,347
Total Primary Revenue $6,947,062
   Other Revenue $1,934
TOTAL REVENUE $6,948,996
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,924,745
   Administrative Expenses $397,863
   Fundraising Expenses $559,463
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,882,071
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,066,925
   
Net Assets $3,481,706

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 $4,924,745 100.0%

Ratings History
Good Sports has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,260 2.43% Melissa Harper Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Sports (MA) 96.55 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Good Sports
1515 Hancock Street
Suite 204
Quincy, MA 02169
tel: (617) 471-1213
fax: (800) 513-0116
EIN: 75-3138664

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Board Leadership

Jim Catudal
Chairman

CEO

Melissa Harper
Chief Executive Officer

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