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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

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four stars

93.35

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

Board Leadership
Bruce N. Jacobs
Chair of the Board

CEO
Josh Kraft
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.35 four stars
  Financial 91.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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 14,000 young people, ages 6-18, in 10 Clubs, at Camp Harbor View, 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 14,000 young people, ages 6-18, in 10 Clubs, at Camp Harbor View, 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.

Impact Information

Program Name: YouthConnect
Problem

Estimates suggest that 50-70 percent of juvenile offenders have a diagnosable behavioral health disorder. Thirty seven percent of Boston families feel their children are at risk of experiencing or witnessing violence in their neighborhood. We also know that mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse have been linked to victimization and chronic exposure to violence, and that teens who commit violent crimes are linked to delinquency and violent behaviors in adulthood.

Strategy

YouthConnect places master's level social workers inside the Boston Police stations that see the highest rates of juvenile crime to work with police-referred young people and their families. By providing voluntary, free, confidential services that take place in a setting where the young person feels safe, social workers are able to collaborate with the young person and family to identify and agree upon treatment goals that are unique to his/her strengths, goals and current stressors.

IF:THEN

IF police officers who encounter young people in need of services have easily assessible, qualified professionals within the police station who can better assess and connect the youth to needed services...

THEN the officers would want to give young people the opportunity to engage in support services that could positively impact their behavior at home, in school, or in the community.

IF at-risk and proven risk young people and their families are given a choice to engage in confidential voluntary services, rather than be mandated to services by the courts, juvenile justice or child welfare systems...

THEN youth will be more inclined to engage in services in a more meaningful and productive manner because they will have more ownership over the goals and service delivery.

IF services are provided to high risk and proven risk youth and their families, and not just limited to the young person...

THEN families can be strengthen, parents can be better equipped to lead their household, and younger siblings can have opportunities to potentially alter their current life trajectories, all while still creating a healthier, stronger family system for the proven risk youth.

IF mental health services are provided that are free, confidential, not driven by insurance mandates, and are flexible enough to meet the young person at home, in the community, in jail/detention, or in school...

THEN hard-to-reach young people will have access to quality mental health services because they will are not terminated due to frequently missed appointments, nor are social workers forced to give a diagnosis, and often a potentially negative label, to an insurance company just to ensure that needed services are able to continue for the young person.

IF all social service and juvenile justice providers working with the same young person and family truly worked in a collaborative manner...

THEN services would be better coordinated among providers so that roles and responsibilities are clear, duplication is minimized, treatment strategies are appropriate and cultural competency is maintained.

IF clinical services are provided in a manner that is not time-limited, but instead end when treatment goals are completed, no longer clinically indicated, or no longer desired by the youth and family...

THEN there is the opportunity to take the necessary time to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with a young person, so that together the social worker and youth can begin to better understand and address underlying causes and factors to a youth's current situation and stressors.
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Financial

four stars

91.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.60
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (MA) 93.35 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 88.61 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley (NH) 89.44 three stars
Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club (AR) 85.49 three stars
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MA) 87.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,365,073
   Federated Campaigns $596,248
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,677,676
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,284,221
Total Contributions $21,923,218
   Program Service Revenue $2,719,320
Total Primary Revenue $24,642,538
   Other Revenue $1,165,519
TOTAL REVENUE $25,808,057
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,417,366
   Administrative Expenses $1,964,336
   Fundraising Expenses $2,402,046
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,783,748
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,024,309
   
Net Assets $100,342,326

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
Life Skills $3,232,240 16.6%
Shared Space Clubs $3,222,054 16.6%
Sports, Fitness, and Recreation $2,302,241 11.9%

Ratings History
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 04/15/2003 89.58 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
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$313,107 1.31% Joshua Kraft President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (MA) 93.35 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga (CA) 90.36 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue (WA) 95.47 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (TN) 86.13 three stars
Sociedad Latina (MA) 93.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Bruce N. Jacobs
Chair of the Board

CEO

Josh Kraft
President & CEO

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