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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Invest in a child. Inspire a future.

three stars

88.82

200 High Street Suite 3B
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 994-4700   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103922

Board Leadership
Dave Johnson
Chair of the Board

CEO
David Ambroz
Nicholas President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.82 three stars
  Financial 84.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) works to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs. BGCB annually serves more than 12,500 young people, ages 6-18, in 11 Clubs across Boston and Chelsea, and through YouthConnect, our program in partnership with the Boston Police Department. The agency's core programs focus on education; technology; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; life skills and leadership development. BGCB is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

Founded in 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) works to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs. BGCB annually serves more than 12,500 young people, ages 6-18, in 11 Clubs across Boston and Chelsea, and through YouthConnect, our program in partnership with the Boston Police Department. The agency's core programs focus on education; technology; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; life skills and leadership development. BGCB is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

Financial

three stars

84.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.36
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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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), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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, 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?
Our staff, Our board, Our community partners, It depends on the type of feedback
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We have formed an agency-wide IDEAS Committee (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action), with key leaders and front-line staff to review all policies, procedures, practices and ensure that we taking action to monitor and improve in these areas as needed
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (MA) 88.82 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, South Texas Council (TX) 89.92 three stars
Friends of the Children - Seattle (WA) 88.26 three stars
Brigade Boys & Girls Club (NC) 87.06 three stars
Girls Inc. of Sarasota County (FL) 95.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,349,114
   Federated Campaigns $419,814
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,063,514
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,852,266
Total Contributions $28,684,708
   Program Service Revenue $755,636
Total Primary Revenue $29,440,344
   Other Revenue $1,926,707
TOTAL REVENUE $31,367,051
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,487,382
   Administrative Expenses $2,776,726
   Fundraising Expenses $2,747,810
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,011,918
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,355,133
   
Net Assets $116,079,791

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
Freestanding Clubs $15,557,137 79.8%
Shared Space and Dedicated Site Clubs $2,564,376 13.2%
YouthConnect $1,365,869 7.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 88.82 three stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 92.80 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 95.03 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 93.35 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 96.39 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 94.51 four stars
2014-06 12/01/2015 92.91 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 91.58 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 92.99 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 90.51 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.24 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 82.10 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 93.70 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 85.52 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 85.02 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 82.69 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 82.38 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 90.82 four stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 89.62 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 04-2103922
Name in IRS Master File BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF BOSTON 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 (298) Training in sports
(59) Other school related activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 March, 1933
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
$330,988 1.32% Joshua Kraft President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (MA) 88.82 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay (FL) 86.67 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Middle Tennessee Council (TN) 90.40 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Truckee Meadows (NV) 91.72 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council (FL) 86.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
200 High Street
Suite 3B
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 994-4700
fax: (617) 994-4701
EIN: 04-2103922

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Board Leadership

Dave Johnson
Chair of the Board

CEO

David Ambroz
Nicholas President and CEO

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