Better Business Bureau Report for
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
Address: 6114 Broadway Ave.
  Cleveland, OH 44127
Phone: 216-883-2163
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1954, Ohio
Affiliates: Heights Youth Club
Stated Purpose: "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potentials productive, caring, responsible adults."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (BGCC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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BGCA clubs serve school-age youth through a variety of programs and activities such as technology centers, teen centers, career exploration, job assistance, sports and recreation, and leadership development.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, BGCC's program expenses were:

Academic Success 1,076,810
Healthy Lifestyles 866,700
Character & Citizenship 682,855
Total Program Expenses: $2,626,365
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Chief Executive : Ron Soeder, President

Chair of the Board: Douglas Kern
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President, Northern Haserot

Board Size: 55

Paid Staff Size: 122

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,484,764, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on BGCC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Foundations 2,218,935
Individuals 907,658
Government Grants 361,846
United Way Services 334,407
Corporations 332,580
Special Events 301,758
Investment Income 144,217
Heights Youth Club 60,000
Government In-Kind 22,230
Other Income 6,343
Clubs and Organizations 5,350
Program Fees 1,705
Total Income $4,697,029


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $4,697,029
Program expenses $2,626,365
Fund raising expenses 458,161
Administrative expenses 274,426
Total expenses $3,358,952
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,338,077
Beginning net assets 7,344,994
Ending net assets 8,683,071
Total liabilities 252,062
Total assets $8,935,133

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