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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Invest in a child. Inspire a future.

four stars

95.03

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 95.03 four stars
  Financial 93.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

four stars

93.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.48
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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) 95.03 four stars
Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America (PA) 86.77 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County (NJ) 93.45 four stars
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (AZ) 92.10 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast (FL) 88.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,459,408
   Federated Campaigns $573,683
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,222,621
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,526,340
Total Contributions $22,782,052
   Program Service Revenue $2,827,461
Total Primary Revenue $25,609,513
   Other Revenue $1,768,359
TOTAL REVENUE $27,377,872
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,592,330
   Administrative Expenses $2,212,385
   Fundraising Expenses $2,655,691
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,460,406
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,917,466
   
Net Assets $106,440,064

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 $3,726,249 18.1%
Shared Space Clubs $3,352,590 16.3%
Sports, Fitness, and Recreation $2,370,428 11.5%

Ratings History
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$323,641 1.27% Joshua Kraft President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (MA) 95.03 four stars
Boy Scouts of America (PA) 89.18 three stars
More Than Words (MA) 90.58 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix (AZ) 95.55 four stars
Our Piece of the Pie (CT) 88.22 three 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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