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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest

A positive place for kids!

three stars

88.41

169 Pleasant Street Marlborough, MA 01752
tel: (508) 485-4912   Web Site
EIN: 04-2387225

Board Leadership
Trish Davidson
Chair

CEO
Chris Duane
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.41 three stars
  Financial 83.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2000, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest provides social, educational, physical and cultural programming for boys and girls in the MetroWest area. The intent of these programs is to enhance the development of children and to prepare young adults to be responsible and productive members of the community.

Founded in 2000, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest provides social, educational, physical and cultural programming for boys and girls in the MetroWest area. The intent of these programs is to enhance the development of children and to prepare young adults to be responsible and productive members of the community.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships
338
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
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
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (MA) 88.41 three stars
Girl Scouts San Diego (CA) 87.40 three stars
Kids Across America Foundation (MO) 85.38 three stars
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club (NY) 91.13 four stars
Youth & Opportunity United (IL) 90.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $747,938
   Federated Campaigns $65,425
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $109,493
Total Contributions $922,856
   Program Service Revenue $848,196
Total Primary Revenue $1,771,052
   Other Revenue $371,657
TOTAL REVENUE $2,142,709
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,982,360
   Administrative Expenses $233,745
   Fundraising Expenses $147,713
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,363,818
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-221,109
   
Net Assets $1,988,318

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
Recreational Activities $1,189,416 60.0%
Educational, After-School and Outreach Programs $792,944 40.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 88.41 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 90.79 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.04 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.03 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.92 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 76.38 two stars
2013-12 02/01/2016 77.20 two stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 75.18 two 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 04-2387225
Name in IRS Master File BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF METROWEST INC
NTEE Code O23
NTEE Classification Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status 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)
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 December, 1966
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
$108,930 4.60% M. Chris Duane President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (MA) 88.41 three stars
Caldera (OR) 85.98 three stars
Boy Scouts of America Lake Erie Council (OH) 88.81 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Atlanta Area Council (GA) 90.50 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama (AL) 90.41 four stars

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Official Charity Response

 In the fall of 2018, we made the decision to hire a new audit firm, O’Connor Maloney out of Worcester, Massachusetts. In April 2019, O’Connor Maloney
recommended a change in our accounting principle that they would implement during our 2018 audit and the resulting financial statements and tax returns. In addition, they incorporated a new revenue recognition standard that was jointly developed by the FASB and the International
Accounting Standards Board. This new method of revenue recognition required retitling items in the Statement of Activities and thus, effecting the language in the notes section.

As highlighted in FASB ASC Paragraph 958-6050-25-9, which states that not-for-profits can record unconditional promises, we discontinued a deferred revenue practice set forth by our previous audit firm. A total of $441,806 in net assets was restated to a prior year in our financial statements. The current year impact is a net loss of $221,109, as reflected in in Part 1 Line 19.

Despite this negative effect on our net assets, our current ratio, or the relationship of current assets to current liabilities, is healthy at 3.7 to 1. Meanwhile, our debt to equity ratio, or total liabilities to total stockholders’ equity, is also strong at 4.2 to 1.

We recognize that the numbers in our Form 990 are startling at first glance and we want to reiterate that we are financially stable. We continue to monitor and diversify our revenue streams to ensure that we can serve our community for years to come. Additionally, we are dedicated to keeping our
general and administrative costs, as well as our fundraising costs, below industry standards, at 9.8%
and 6%, respectively.


We appreciate this opportunity to draw attention to the adjustments made in our Audited Financial Statements, that resulted in changes to our 2018 990. If there are any questions regarding this Form 990 or our audited or current financial statements, please reach out to us.

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Charity Contact Info

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest
169 Pleasant Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
tel: (508) 485-4912
fax: (508) 229-7818
EIN: 04-2387225

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Board Leadership

Trish Davidson
Chair

CEO

Chris Duane
President, CEO

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