Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc.

Great Futures Start Here

aka Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana   |   Louisville, KY   |


Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK) is an out-of-school time provider, offering a safe haven for youth who need us. We open our doors and our arms to kids ages 6-18, in a safe, positive environment. Inside our Clubs, kids are greeted by name by adult youth professionals in a fun, family atmosphere. We encourage the development of the whole child by focusing on 3 priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. In addition, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana operates Kids Cafes in each of its Clubs in partnership with the Dare to Care Food Bank, serving a hot meal every day.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Daryle W. Unseld Jr.

Main address

3900 Crittenden Dr

Louisville, KY 40209 USA

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NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The landscape of youth safety has drastically changed, from public health crises, the Internet’s impact on bullying and community violence. In 2021, 60 youth in Louisville died due to homicide, a sharp increase from 20 in 2018 and 32 in 2019. Safety is where it all begins. Our data confirms that environments that are safe, positive, and inclusive are essential for young people’s development. When kids feel safe, they are empowered to learn, connect with their peers, and explore their interests. At BGCK, kids and teens can rely on a safe, consistent, and welcoming environment where they can focus on what is most important – reaching their full potential. Investment in young people through the mission of BGCK provides them with caring mentors, such as our trained Club staff. A safe place, like our Clubs that are consistently there for the kids they serve. Innovative, quality programs designed to empower youth to excel in school and lead healthy, productive lives. We do whatever it takes

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Great Futures

The national programs implemented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have had proven successful over the years and have taken care of the most unrelenting issues facing youth in today’s society. These programs have taken members from the Clubhouse to the White House, from the game room to the corporate boardroom, and from the high school orchestra to Carnegie Hall. The young men and women who complete our programs not only have mentors they can look up to, but also learn necessary skills to lead a successful life.
Commissioned research, which concluded in 2016 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, strongly affirms the central principles of the Formula for Impact theory of change: By implementing a high quality Club Experience, Boys & Girls Clubs can increase their positive impact on young people.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Great Futures

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Context Notes

In 2022, BGCK served 3,294 offering hope and opportunities with academic help, character and leadership programming, ARTS education, physical/mental well-being tools and resources and STEM learning.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

By offering a structured and supportive environment, BGCK helps reduce the chances of youth getting involved in negative activities or being exposed to unsafe situations. That is why the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana’s Return on Investment is $14.56 per $1.
Overall, providing resources for after-school programming in under-resourced neighborhoods can have a profound impact on the life outcomes of the young people we serve.

1. Grow Mission Footprint: Maximize mission service delivery. We will operate at a maximum capacity in our four existing sites and expand to at least two new sites by 2025.
2. Improve Talent Acuquisistion, Development and Retention: Become a local employer of choice. We will attract and retain high quality staff, develop our talent, and build the culture to advance our mission.
3. Increase Quality of Club Experience: Provide world-class experience for our members. Our highly competent and trained staff will develop the skills of young people, attracting them and retaining them through high school in a fun, safe environment that meets the needs of local families.
4. Significantly Increase Revenue: Double the organization’s revenue. Our revenue growth will be sustainable and include long-term endowment efforts in alignment with community and donor needs and an intentionality of increasing donor pool and growing donors along the continuum.
Our formula for impact at BGCK is a research-based theory of change that calls for us to consistently provide the most powerful Club experience for the young people we serve. General operating support from JGBF would allow us to amplify our mission impact and have working capital to invest in the identified focus areas of our strategic plan (Grow Mission Footprint, Improve Talent Acquisition, Development and Retention, Increase Quality of Club Experience, Significantly Increase Revenue). Enabling BGCK to build a strong and sustainable infrastructure to provide programs and services that will have the greatest impact on the young people we serve during these uncertain times in our community.
We will use the National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) Survey to measure both the Club Experience youth outcomes and our staff’s level of engagement in practices that have been identified as promoting an optimal Club Experience. NYOI uses common, research-informed indicators with data collected via member and staff surveys, as well as several new resources including parent and caregiver surveys. This tool is instrumental in monitoring and tracking two focus areas of BGCK’s Strategic Plan (Improve Talent Acquisition, Development and Retention/Increase Quality of Club Experience).
Growth of Mission Footprint will be monitored and tracked by membership growth, retention, and our Average Daily Attendance (ADA). In addition to progress in the opening of two new Club sites by 2025.
Significantly Increase Revenue will be tracked a monitored by growth in individual donors, program revenue, and strategic partnerships that generate new revenue.

BGCK has a proven track record of success in implementing programs that promote academic achievement, character development, and health and wellness. By offering these initiatives, the organization aims to bridge the academic gaps, promote positive values and behavior, and improve the overall wellbeing of the youth we serve. We have been offering safe places for youth since 1959.

First, in 2022, BGCK served 3,294 youth and over 26,000 meals!
In January, we opened a new Club in the California neighborhood of Louisville, KY. It is our 4th Club location and in a community that desperately needed services to help youth achieve their best. It is the second poorest zip code in the state of Kentucky, among one of the highest crime ones in Louisville, and had no resources available to help its youth - making this a no-brainer when the St. Stephen Church approached us about opening a location at their Family Life Center.
In addition, we have added mental health counselors at two locations, and are working on additional resources to have licensed counselors available at all. With the enormous amount of pressure, violence and societal stress that is tormenting our youth today, they need more resources to succeed. And we are working hard to provide these to our youth.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


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Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/8/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
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Race & ethnicity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/08/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.