EIN 04-2103922

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB)

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston's mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
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Program areas at BGCB

Freestanding Clubs -"the club is a place where you make a family outside your family. The staff are very supportive of the members and embrace all with open arms. It is a place that will help you find yourself and hone in on skills that you will need in the future." Quote from almuni of berkshire partners blue hill club.bgcb offers accessible and affordable after-school time programming to children and teens in our freestanding Clubs located in charlestown, chelsea, dorchester, roxbury, and south Boston. Our club facilities and age-appropriate settings create a sense of physical and emotional safety for our members and our staff make the club feel like home - fostering a family atmosphere. The professional staff, including licensed social workers, actively cultivate relationships with members to ensure they feel connected and have a strong sense of stability and belonging as well as have fun! Members develop critical thinking, physical, social, technological, artistic and life skills by participating in interactive activities intentionally designed to support their development and overall well-being in the following areas: education, music & arts, sports, fitness, and recreation, technology, leadership, life skills, and the ready to work program. Summer camps - our full-day fun-filled camps for children ages 6-12 are designed to keep young people off the streets, educate them during the non-school months to help prevent summer learning loss, and provide recreational experiences to which they might not otherwise have access. Campers participate in a diverse roster of activities, including arts and crafts, science and technology projects, sports, field trips, and, lots of swimming! Many of our teen members work at our Clubs, assisting with camp activities, or as lifeguards at the pool, while other teens are given the opportunity to work in corporate offices or partnership programs in Boston. Whatever their summer employment, club members gain valuable experience and earn money while keeping them off the streets and out of trouble when the school year ends.
Youthconnect - in partnership with the Boston police department, youthconnect is an advocacy and intervention program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston that helps the most at-risk young people make positive life choices through trusting relationships with skilled and compassionate social workers. Our direct partnership with law enforcement allows us to immediately intervene with the child at the critical moment when they are engaging in-or at risk of - engaging in delinquent activity. Our relationships with both government agencies and community based providers, allow our staff to then help secure the most appropriate level of care and services needed to help the young person get back on track for a more hopeful future. Youthconnect's innovative clinical model enables social workers to not only assist a wide-range of youth, but also help their families. Services are often put in place for the younger children in the family to help ensure their academic and out-of-school time needs are met, and youthconnect also works with the teen's parent/guardian to address their concerns and needs. In addition, our staff provide community-based counseling to address issues related to truancy, delinquency, safety, substance abuse, victimization, school performance and family functioning.
Shared space and dedicated site Clubs - the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston operate shared space Clubs located in the communities of dorchester and south Boston. In addition to the shared space Clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston operates two dedicated site Clubs located in mattapan and roxbury, the josh kraft mattapan teen center and the orchard gardens club.one of the exciting projects worked on by members of the josh kraft mattapan teen center was a film entitled mattapan, the documentary, (which can be found on youtube). A member said this about that experience "mattapan, the documentary was recently entered into an international film festival that won "best under 18 documentary of the year." With that, it shows the world is filled with endless opportunity. And with the help of others, it's impossible for you to lose. That's what it means to be at the club. "the shared space and dedicated site Clubs provide the opportunity to serve more youth where they live or go to school via quality afterschool programs that are based on six core program elements that include arts, education, leadership, life skills, sports, fitness, recreation and technology. At the orchard gardens club and the josh kraft mattapan teen center programming also focuses on the ready to work program, which is offered at our freestanding Clubs as well. Ready to work takes a broad and comprehensive approach to preparing teens for their entrance into the workforce, offering workforce orientations and programs catering to members' interests. Summer camps are also an important part of the shared space and dedicated site club'Clubs's year-round programming. The full-day camps for children ages 6-12 are designed to keep young people off the streets, and provide recreational experiences to which they might not otherwise have access.

Who funds Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Philanthropic TrustHuman Services$17,046,250
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$2,880,664
Fidelity FoundationProgram Development/evaluation$1,000,000
...and 171 more grants received totalling $30,506,779

Personnel at BGCB

Robert Lewis, JR. NicholasPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Pete NashChief Operating Officer
Peter NashExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer$161,381
Dave LibbyExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dawn Curtis HanleyChief Marketing Officer
...and 26 more key personnel

Financials for BGCB

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$43,042,012
Program services$276,144
Investment income and dividends$803,305
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$45,524
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,475,638
Net income from fundraising events$-527,855
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$75,000
Total revenues$45,189,768

Form 990s for BGCB

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2021-062022-05-16990View PDF
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062021-01-27990View PDF
2018-062019-10-12990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
February 4, 2024
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $152,594 from Givengain Foundation USA
January 25, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 67 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from Fidelity Foundation
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 24 new grant, including a grant for $301,709 from Mass General Brigham Incorporated and Affiliates Group Return
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 138 new grant, including a grant for $4,000,000 from GivingGrousbeck Fazzalari dated April 2011
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsYouth development programsCharities
Human servicesWomen and girlsChildren
MembershipsFundraising eventsOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
200 High St 3rd FLR
Boston, MA 02110
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Suffolk County, MA
Website URL
(617) 994-4700
Facebook page
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
O20: Youth Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
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