Better Business Bureau Report for
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
Address: 1201 Story Avenue # 250
  Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502-585-5437
Web Address:
Also known as:Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1959, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those most in need of our services, to realize and develop their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens in a global society.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Every day from 2:30 to 8:00, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana opens its doors to kids ages 6 to 18, in a safe, positive environment. Agency programs are designed to reinforce and enhance a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, power and influence in members. The organization encourages the development of the whole child by focusing on five key areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and, Sports, Fitness, and Recreation. In each of its Clubs, during every hour that clubs are open, full-time, college-educated, professionally trained staff are engaged with kids. Many of our leaders grew up in Boys & Girls Clubs themselves, and have dedicated their adult careers to providing the kind of caring guidance and mentoring they received in their younger days. Clubs are set up specifically to serve youth. They are located in neighborhoods where club members live so they are convenient and easy to get to. Each Club has a gym, a games room, a computer room, an education room and dedicated teen space. The agency operates 5 clubs: Newburg (KY), Parkland (KY), Shawnee (KY), Ed Endres (IN), and Jeffersonville (IN).

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana's program expenses were:

Program Services 1,855,160
Total Program Expenses: $1,855,160
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Chief Executive : Jennifer Helgeson, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Wright Steenrod, Board President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Partner at Chrysalis Ventures

Board Size: 26

Paid Staff Size: 60

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing, and memberships.

In addition, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,098,028, 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 Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $3,080,047 in unrestricted net assets and $1,801,169 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $2,693,727 in Undesignated assets, $20,062 Designated-unemployment reserve, and $366,258 in Board designated assets for endowment

Ending net assets as reported include $1,788,687 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Grants 1,143,483
Contributions 972,573
Metro United Way Allocation 720,005
Special Events, net 261,967
Net realized and unrealized 31,945
Member dues 10,481
Investment income 10,141
Other Income 2,573
Total Income $3,153,168


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $3,153,168
Program expenses $1,855,160
Fund raising expenses 317,906
Administrative expenses 307,246
Total expenses $2,480,312
Income in Excess of Expenses 672,856
Beginning net assets 4,208,360
Ending net assets 4,881,216
Total liabilities 117,242
Total assets $4,998,458

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