The Scope of the BGCA Movement

  • Some 4.5 million boys and girls served
  • More than 4,300 Club locations
  • Locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and on U.S. military bases around the world
  • More than 50,000 trained professional staff

Helping Kids BE GREAT!

In 2008, Boys & Girls Clubs achieved great things by making a positive impact in communities around the world. Recognizing the challenges young people face, we launched a five-year strategic plan that focuses on three key outcomes for our youth: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship.

The theme of this year’s annual report, BE GREAT, emphasizes youth advocacy and demonstrates how Clubs help kids be their best. We are so grateful for the support of our donors, volunteers, parents and friends and hope each takes pride in the achievements detailed in our 2008 Annual Report.

2008 Highlights

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  • Annual Report Low Resolution download (4.7 MB PDF) – for Web viewing or desktop printing
  • Annual Report High Resolution download (27.5 MB PDF) – for professional printers
  • Consolidated Financial Statements download (1.8 MB PDF)
  • BGCA 2008 Form 990 download (4 MB PDF)
  • BGCA 2008 Form 990-T download (589K PDF)

Number One . . .

BGCA’s efficient use of financial resources has won national recognition.  In its 2008 “Philanthropy 400” report, The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked BGCA as No. 15 among all non-profit organizations, while placing BGCA in the No. 1 position among youth organizations for the 15th consecutive year.  The survey, measuring private support, reported gifts to the national organization and local Boys & Girls Clubs totaling $697 million in 2007.

Forbes, SmartMoney, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report have all ranked BGCA among the top charitable organizations in America based on cost-effective use of donor dollars. WORTH magazine has ranked BGCA as one of America’s top one hundred charities, based on financial efficiency, strength of reputation, and program effectiveness.

Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country
Native American tribes across the country are partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help some of our nation’s most at-risk children grow, learn, develop and change their lives and surroundings. See how Boys & Girls Clubs support Native American youth every day.

About Our Membership

  • 65% are from minority families
  • 5% are 5 years old and under
  • 43% are 6-10 years old
  • 19% are 11-12 years old
  • 21% are 13-15 years old
  • 12% are 16-18 years old
  • 55% are male
  • 45% are female

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