EIN 20-0058563

GiGi's Playhouse

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To change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
Related structure
GiGi's Playhouse is a parent organization to a group of 47 other organizations.
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Program areas at GiGi's Playhouse

National mission support - provide direct consulting, training, professional services and assistance (fundraising, marketing, programming, governance, etc) to network of 59 playhouses across the united states and mexico, to ensure that programs and services are delivered effectively and consistently nationwide in accordance with mission and goals of the organization. Providing a unified platform for staff and volunteer training, shared technologies, networking opportunites accross all business functions, and a national conference attended by hundreds of staff, volunteers and partners annually.
Awareness - Gigi's promotes the celebration, awareness and acceptance of down syndrome nation-wide through all mediums via the generation g campaign, news segments, virtual & in-person events, printed publications, an annual calendar, branded accessories & apparel, multiple social media outlets, and the "a little something extra" podcast.
On-site programming - Gigi's offers free on-site programming for indivuals with down syndrome of all ages, and their families. From infancy through adulthood, Gigi's offers a variety of group classes supporting the development of foundational social, emotional, and physical skills. Individualized tutoring sessions are available to promote speech, literacy, and math. Gigi prep, gigi university, Gigi's kitchen, and gigi fit are progressive education programs for young adults focusing on curriculum in self confidence, fitness, nutrition and career skills. After graduating from gigi prep & gigi university and receiving 12 weeks of individualized hands-on career training, Gigi's provides an in-house career training program at hugs & mugs, a specialty cafe and retail store run by adult interns with down syndrome.
Other program services - Gigi's offers various in-person events, activities and counseling for individuals with down syndrome, families, and their communities to promote awareness and acceptance throughout the year. Gigi's also offers virtual Playhouse access, providing critical programming and support online. The virtual Playhouse includes videos and live programs that help to create opportunities for individuals with down syndrome and their families to engage with other participants, instructors, and Gigi's staff. All programs offered on-site by Gigi's Playhouse (such as literacy, math, speech, gigi prep, gigi university, gigi fit, lmnop, etc) are made available in a virtual format. Gigi's offers support to research, the down syndrome community, and families in need. Additionally, Gigi's provides staff and volunteers with internal and external professional deveopment and networking opportunites.

Who funds GiGi's Playhouse

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Rice FoundationCharitable$250,000
Amina Grace Memorial FundProvide Financial Support To the Amina Grace Speech and Laguage Program at Gigi's. This Program Provides A 1 on 1 Licensed SLP To Work.$134,800
Sutter Valley Hospitals$100,000
...and 42 more grants received totalling $1,326,467

Personnel at GiGi's Playhouse

Jennifer McCarthy BienemannVice President of Development and Partnerships$135,779
Kimberly HannaPast Chief Growth Officer$162,327
Nancy GianniChief Belief Officer$156,408
Troy CowdreyTreasurer$0
Tim BoundyVice President / Director$0
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for GiGi's Playhouse

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,157,029
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$3,587
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-168,757
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$293,018
Miscellaneous revenues$17,790
Total revenues$6,302,667

Form 990s for GiGi's Playhouse

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2021-122022-09-08990View PDF
2020-122021-09-10990View PDF
2019-122020-08-25990View PDF
2018-122019-10-12990View PDF
...and 15 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 19, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 18, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from Sutter Valley Hospitals
December 29, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $250,000 from Rice Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
HealthEducationArts, cultural, and humanitiesMental healthDiseases and disorders
Conducts researchFundraising eventsNational levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
2350 W Higgins Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(847) 885-6149
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A61: Performing Arts Centers
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
Parent/child status
Parent of group exemption
Central organization
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