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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Girl Scouts of the USA

Where girls grow strong

four stars

90.00

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 90.00 four stars
  Financial 86.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

three stars

86.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.61
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Girl Scouts of the USA (NY) 90.00 four stars
Self Enhancement, Inc. (OR) 86.57 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (IN) 87.87 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield (MO) 86.51 three stars
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council (FL) 88.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,692,982
   Federated Campaigns $9,949
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $679,355
Total Contributions $14,382,286
   Program Service Revenue $45,986,463
Total Primary Revenue $60,368,749
   Other Revenue $84,841,584
TOTAL REVENUE $145,210,333
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $87,440,946
   Administrative Expenses $9,640,812
   Fundraising Expenses $3,707,909
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $100,789,667
   
Payments to Affiliates $1,237,599
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $44,420,666
   
Net Assets $183,286,830

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 $36,950,051 42.3%
Direct Consulting and Assistance for Councils $31,815,674 36.4%
Communication $16,353,484 18.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/21/2018 90.00 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$259,364 0.25% Sylvia Acevedo Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$548,685 0.54% Anna Maria Chavez Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Girl Scouts of the USA (NY) 90.00 four stars
Do Something (NY) 93.37 four stars
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club (MA) 90.74 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council (MA) 91.40 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (MO) 88.62 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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