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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Girls in the Game

Empowering all girls to be gamechangers

three stars

87.11

Douglas Park Cultural Center 1401 South Sacramento Drive
Chicago, IL 60623
tel: (312) 633-4263   Web Site
EIN: 36-4024533

Board Leadership
Melissa Robbins
Board Chair

CEO
Meghan Morgan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.11 three stars
  Financial 85.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Girls in the Game every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs. Girls in the Game empowers all girls to be gamechangers. Girls in the Game knows that girls are strong. And that given the opportunity they're capable of changing their lives and their communities. All they need is a chance. Unfortunately, research tells us that, compared to boys, they aren't always given those opportunities. So in 1995, our founders set out to level the playing field for all girls. Over 20 years later, Girls in the Game has empowered more than 40,000 girls, helping them to grow up happy, healthy and strong.

At Girls in the Game every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs. Girls in the Game empowers all girls to be gamechangers. Girls in the Game knows that girls are strong. And that given the opportunity they're capable of changing their lives and their communities. All they need is a chance. Unfortunately, research tells us that, compared to boys, they aren't always given those opportunities. So in 1995, our founders set out to level the playing field for all girls. Over 20 years later, Girls in the Game has empowered more than 40,000 girls, helping them to grow up happy, healthy and strong.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of participants engaged in programs
4,077
Number of clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention
3,000
Number of volunteers
303
Percent of participants who self-report increased levels of grit
77
Percent of girls who self-identify as a leader
91
This impact information is current as of March 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

85.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Girls in the Game on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Girls in the Game on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Girls in the Game (IL) 87.11 three stars
The 52nd Street Project (NY) 91.21 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 89.08 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay (FL) 89.18 three stars
Emily K Center (NC) 92.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $748,320
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $200,780
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,068
Total Contributions $956,168
   Program Service Revenue $252,136
Total Primary Revenue $1,208,304
   Other Revenue $196,988
TOTAL REVENUE $1,405,292
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,102,661
   Administrative Expenses $90,179
   Fundraising Expenses $197,598
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,390,438
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,854
   
Net Assets $676,755

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
After School Program $519,511 47.1%
Camps and Clinics $313,861 28.5%
Teen Programs $269,289 24.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.11 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 84.42 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 76.71 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 36-4024533
Name in IRS Master File GIRLS IN THE GAME NFP
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
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 October, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,000 7.04% Meghan Morgan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Girls in the Game (IL) 87.11 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue (WA) 91.45 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley (NH) 90.82 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Greater St. Louis Area Council (MO) 86.08 three stars
Girl Scouts of Greater New York (NY) 95.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Girls in the Game
Douglas Park Cultural Center
1401 South Sacramento Drive
Chicago, IL 60623
tel: (312) 633-4263
fax: (773) 542-1168
EIN: 36-4024533

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Board Leadership

Melissa Robbins
Board Chair

CEO

Meghan Morgan
Executive Director

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