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Girl Scouts of the USA

Where girls grow strong

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three stars

88.68

420 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10018
tel: (800) 478-7248   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624016

Board Leadership
Kathy Hopinkah Hannan
President

CEO
Sylvia Acevedo
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.68 three stars
  Financial 84.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Today there are 3.3 million Girl Scouts - 2.4 million girl members and 928,000 adult members. Girls at home and abroad participate in more than 236,000 troops and groups in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, and over 300 local Girl Scout councils offer girls the opportunity for membership across the United States.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Today there are 3.3 million Girl Scouts - 2.4 million girl members and 928,000 adult members. Girls at home and abroad participate in more than 236,000 troops and groups in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, and over 300 local Girl Scout councils offer girls the opportunity for membership across the United States.

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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

84.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.33
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Girl Scouts of the USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Girl Scouts of the USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Girl Scouts of the USA (NY) 88.68 three stars
Adventure Unlimited (CO) 86.13 three stars
YouthBuild USA (MA) 85.57 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council (NV) 86.76 three stars
Girls Inc. of Alameda County (CA) 93.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,706,915
   Federated Campaigns $8,375
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $694,680
Total Contributions $10,409,970
   Program Service Revenue $45,225,515
Total Primary Revenue $55,635,485
   Other Revenue $36,777,592
TOTAL REVENUE $92,413,077
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $85,393,646
   Administrative Expenses $9,221,479
   Fundraising Expenses $3,620,218
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $98,235,343
   
Payments to Affiliates $1,481,860
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,822,266
   
Net Assets $120,422,767

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
Leadership Development Programs $39,231,927 45.9%
Direct Consulting and Assistance for Councils $27,198,442 31.9%
Communication $16,624,051 19.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 02/01/2018 88.68 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 86.90 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 84.20 three stars
2013-09 03/01/2015 85.86 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 95.45 four stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 82.36 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 85.26 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 76.94 two stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 84.19 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 79.13 two stars
2006-09 05/01/2008 90.55 four stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 88.23 three stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 89.36 three stars
2003-09 09/01/2004 90.50 four stars
2002-09 08/20/2003 89.02 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 13-1624016
Name in IRS Master File GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
NTEE Code O42
NTEE Classification Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1919
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
Not compensated -- Sylvia Acevedo Interim CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$576,389 0.58% Anna Maria Chavez Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Girl Scouts of the USA (NY) 88.68 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (VA) 86.10 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence (MA) 88.09 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County (NC) 93.86 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, South Texas Council (TX) 89.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Girl Scouts of the USA
420 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
tel: (800) 478-7248
fax: (212) 852-6515
EIN: 13-1624016

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5046
New York, NY 10087

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Board Leadership

Kathy Hopinkah Hannan
President

CEO

Sylvia Acevedo
Chief Executive Officer

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