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DOES NOT MEET ONE OR MORE STANDARDS.
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
Phone: (219) 881-1060
Fax: (219) 881-7850
Address: 8392 Mississippi St. 2nd Floor
Merrillville, IN 46410
Website: www.bgcnwi.org
https://www.facebook.com/bgcnwi?sk=wall
Report Issued Date: September 16, 2015
Report Expiration Date: January 4, 2019
Original Business Start Date: January 1954
Principal: Ms. Anne Flannery, President/CEO
Customer Contact: Ms. Anne Flannery, President/CEO
Email Address:
Incorporated: September 1954, IN
Type of Business: Charity - Local

Stated Purpose

"to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Donors must decide for themselves the relative importance of the Standards in question.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, Inc. does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

16:Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

The organization did not send BBB a current annual report.

18:Address privacy concerns of donors by: (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

The organization does not have an online privacy policy.

BBB was not able to verify the following 1 Standards for Charity Accountability.

05:No transaction(s) in which any board or staff members have material conflicting interests with the charity resulting from any relationship or business affiliation.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, Inc. meets the remaining 17 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Programs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana provides diverse activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interest of girls and boys, and recognizing development principles, their clubs offer program activities in five areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana provide after-school and summer youth development programs with a heavy concentration in educational enhancement, mentoring, and leadership building activities. Annually, the organization serves over 10,000 youth at six Club locations. At the six Clubs, they serve nearly 1,000 Lake County, Indiana youth residents on a daily basis. The organization membership dues are low at only $10 dollars per child, per year, including transportation. However, the organization will never turn down a child or family away from the Club if they are unable to provide this membership fee. The membership fee is kept at a reasonable rate, purposely, because the Clubs are strategically located in areas that need the most attention.

Total Program Expenses:$3,499,017

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Anne Flannery
Chair of the Board:Leslie A. Kiefer
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Centier Bank
Board Size:32
Paid Staff Size:46 Full Time. 38 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, Inc. raises funds through direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television or radio appeals (Announcements of special events only), grant proposals,planned giving, Internet appeals and through Lake Area United Way.


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.


Financial

According to Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, Inc.'s Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2014:

Income
 Contributions$542,979
 In-Kind Contributions$73,272
 Foundations$2,601,500
 United Way$286,314
 Fundraising Events$113,901
 Fees and Government Grants$244,751
 Membership Dues$27,550
 Program Revenue$186,824
 Visitors and Cards$10,389
 Interest Income$1,858
 Realized Gain on Sale of Assets$1,768
 Unrealized Gain on Assets$29
 Other Income$50,421
 Total Income:$4,141,556
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$3,499,017 77.94%84.49%
 Fund Raising:$236,373 5.27%5.71%
 Administrative:$753,759 16.79%18.20%
 Total Expenses:$4,489,149
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-347,593
Ending Net Assets:$7,823,302
Total Assets$7,475,709
Total Liabilities$1,320,838

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
John Will Anderson Club
225 West 5th Ave
Gary, IN  46402

East Chicago Katherine House Club
2009 East 138th Street
East Chicago, IN  46312
Tel: (219) 393-1344

Lake Station Club
4700 Central Ave
Lake Station, IN  46405
Tel: (219) 963-9200

Cedar Lake Club
13000 Fairbanks
Cedar Lake, IN  46303
Tel: (219) 374-5306

Hammond Club
5840 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN  46320
Tel: (219) 933-9820

Merrillville Club
1400 West 61st Ave
Merrillville, IN  46410
Tel: (219) 980-0030

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (219) 885-5501


Report as of February 11, 2016 18:33
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