EIN 04-2703281

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA)

IRS 501(c) type
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They're Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts--47,000 strong, with 32,000 girls and 15,000 volunteers in 178 communities in eastern Massachusetts. They're here to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
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Program areas at GSEMA

Girl scout camps and outdoor experiences provide opportunities for campers to discover, connect, and take-action in ways that build their courage, confidence, and character. Gsema camps offer campers unique and adventurous opportunities in the outdoors, including archery, rock climbing, ropes courses, swimming, survival camping, and more! Our camp properties host summer day camp and resident camp, year-round outdoor programs, and troop, and group camping. What we learned in 2021, is that camp and outdoor programming can be run during a pandemic. Safety is a cornerstone of Girl scouting. In response to the covid-19 pandemic, we took special precautions to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy, including increased cleaning measures, reduced capacities, adjusted program and operational procedures, and detailed training for our summer camp and full-time staff.at gsema, our outdoor and camp programs are designed to provide outdoor fun throughout the summer by offering four day camps at cedar hill, maude eaton, rice moody and wind-in-the-pines and four resident camps with unique features at favorite (sailing), runels (back packing trips), wabasso (kayaking and hiking), and wind-in-the-pines (high adventure elements). All camps offer traditional camp experiences such as opening ceremonies, outdoor cooking, campfire sing-alongs, nature activities and crafts.throughout the troop year, volunteers, families and Girl Scouts can participate in a variety of outdoor experiences that are intentionally progressive to meet the needs of everyone. Members might start out at a day program such as the outdoor fall festival (suitable for families and younger Girl Scouts). As Girl Scouts and volunteers explore outdoor experiences, they may attend an overnight program like gal's night out or troop camping. These programs offer our members the opportunity to learn new skills, challenge by choice, and develop teamwork and self-confidence. Outdoor activities may include environmental stewardship, archery, boating, hiking, low and high ropes challenge courses or climbing walls.last year we provided services and programs for just over 3,900 participants who took part in our summer camps and 2,596 participants who took part in our year-round outdoor programs and troop camping (reduced numbers due to covid-19 restrictions and precautions).
Community engagement programming - gsema aims to address and remove barriers to participating in Girl Scouts to families and caregivers in the target communities by providing: * assistance with membership and program cost as needed * access to uniforms with financial assistance if needed* a safe, familiar, and accessible community location* background-checked and trained staff and/or volunteers* access to special stem and leadership events, and outdoor programs at Girl scout properties with transportation available* opportunities to learn about college and career options, from female mentors in their local communities and professional females in their chosen careers, especially in areas that address the gender gap and stereotypes* options to apply for financial aid for other Girl scout experiences such as summer camp and travel* family engagement opportunities* translated communications and materials
Girl scout program activities - the Girl Scouts of easternmassachusetts supports girls' advancement in leadership by providingleadership program opportunities such as a yearlong experience on thegirl and teen leadership committee or an opportunity to participate in the entrepreneurship series, which is a five-week-long program during which Girl Scouts concieve, pitch, and plan their own business.girls in 4th to 12th grade can exercise their leadership skills tocreate change in their communities by earning highest awards: bronze(junior Girl Scouts), silver (cadette Girl Scouts), and gold (seniorand ambassador Girl Scouts). All three awards give girls the chance toaffect change in the community while gaining essential life skills. Girls learn to find and use their voice to speak up for themselves and others.council and partner programs focus on developing life skills in the areas of stem, art and culture, cooking, civic engagement, financial literacy and personal skill development such as public speaking. Often times girls, volunteers and families are looking for unique experiences outside of their troop meeting to complete Girl scout badges and journeys.

Who funds Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack ValleyCommunity Impact$125,695
Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA)Program Fulfilment$81,869
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$77,450
...and 13 more grants received

Personnel at GSEMA

Caitriona TaylorChief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts$0
Barbara H. FortierChief Operating Officer$152,000
James CronanChief Financial Officer$149,000
Cari Palmer-LordChief Marketing , Term 11 and 18$120,402
Caroline WeatherbeeChief Member Services Officer$144,000
...and 19 more key personnel

Financials for GSEMA

RevenuesFYE 09/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,697,920
Program services$2,311,392
Investment income and dividends$286,412
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,023,028
Net income from fundraising events$32,893
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$5,035,026
Miscellaneous revenues$210,328
Total revenues$12,596,999

Form 990s for GSEMA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-092022-03-31990View PDF
2020-092021-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-10-15990View PDF
2018-092019-10-10990View PDF
2017-092018-10-16990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $59,000 from Women's Foundation of Boston
March 29, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
November 7, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 12 new personnel
October 2, 2021
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $125,695 from United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsYouth development programsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesWomen and girlsChildren
MembershipsLobbyingConservation easementFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
265 Beaver St
Waltham, MA 02452
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Website URL
(844) 306-4736
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
O40: Scouting Organizations
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
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