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EIN: 74-3218001


The mission of Girls on the Run-DC (GOTR-DC) is to: improve the lives and future potential of girls by cultivating critical cognitive and emotional attributes and skills; promote girls' health and well-being by integrating running into their daily lives; and narrow the disparities in both social-emotional and physical well-being among economically disadvantaged girls by removing barriers that limit access to high-quality youth development programs. We serve girls in grades 3-8 with a proven, evidence-based curriculum that integrates social-emotional learning (SEL) content with running instruction delivered by trained adult mentors in a small group setting.

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Executive Director

Devoria Armstead

Main address

900 Brentwood Rd NE #90824

Washington, DC 20090 USA

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Subject area info


Youth services

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

Women and girls


NTEE code info

Girls Clubs (O22)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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What we aim to solve

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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?

Girls on the Run - DC

The GOTR program features a proven, evidence-based character development curriculum, blended with fun, interactive running instruction delivered by trained adult volunteers who provide hands-on mentoring at the group and individual level. Each GOTR team meets twice a week for 75-90-minute sessions, and as the girls advance through the curriculum, they build physical strength and stamina. At the end of the 10-week season (offered spring and fall), each girl and an adult running buddy complete an inspiring 5K run. The target age group is girls in grades 3-8. GOTR-DC serves girls in all 8 Wards of Washington, DC, and a portion of Prince George's County.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Women and girls

Where we work


Girls on the Run Recognition Resolution 2011

Council of the District of Columbia

One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region" 2012

Catalogue for Philanthropy

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 youth mentored

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Other - describing something else

Direction of Success


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.

Goal 1: Strategic Growth
Girls on the Run-DC (GOTR-DC) will double down on its girl-serving mission and return to the FY 2020 scholarship rate of 76 percent by fiscal year (FY) 2025. We will leverage our focus on equity and positioning as a thought leader for girls empowerment through additional communications resources to increase our fundraising. Increased revenues will support a balanced or surplus budget and long-term fiscal health.

Goal 2: Program Delivery
GOTR-DC will continue to deliver a high-quality program to its girls, coaches, volunteers, and community consistent with its mission and fiduciary duty. That means hosting two 5k races per year in a way that is at least budget-neutral by FY 2024.

Goal 3: Brand Management
Position GOTR-DC as a thought leader in girls empowerment by increasing awareness and understanding of the physical and mental health benefits of our program with girls, families, donors, employees, coaches, policy stakeholders, and the media.

Goal 4: Board Effectiveness
Build an effective Board that provides guidance to the organizations strategic objectives.

Goal 1: Strategic Growth
By FY 2025, return to 76 percent scholarship rate in terms of number of girls served. Return to annual girls-served levels from FY 2020, continue to assess increasing fee rates and sliding scale.
Redesign the operating budget around staffing levels (who do we need on the team to best serve this community), office location (where should we be based to best serve this community), and regional collaboration, including a coordinated 5k, cross-fundraising, and evaluating a merger.
Strengthen communication efforts (strategy and resources) toward successful thought leadership, increased awareness and credibility, and ultimately improved fundraising (consultants, staff, advocacy efforts).
Raise revenue targets to exceed expenses for continued reserves growth (balanced budget by FY 2024, budget surplus by FY 2025).

Goal 2: Program Delivery
Develop sustainable, budget-neutral 5k race production plans by FY 2024.
Design and deploy a sustainable plan for program delivery in Prince Georges County.
Pair strategic goals and objectives with trackable metrics, set targets, and establish regular reporting mechanisms for the Board.

Goal 3: Brand Management
Finalize our messaging and ensure all board members and staff master it.
Translate messaging into a communication plan for each audience.
Prepare a crisis management plan to be modified and implemented when/as needed.
Create a positive employer brand for our employees that makes them proud to work at GOTR-DC.
Develop a tracking of awareness and understanding of our brand.

Goal 4: Board Effectiveness
Maintain a 14to 15-person Board that reflects the diversity of competencies (e.g., legal, finance, communication), ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and gender to support the organization and its committees.
Increase Board engagement and participation, including:
Building knowledge about program delivery
Setting and contributing to a collaborative Board fundraising goal
Supporting engagement with internal and external advisory groups
Serve as advocates and build community awareness of the organization


Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.99 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of GIRLS ON THE RUN - DC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$22,057 $8,073 -$70,775 $77,618 $118,403
As % of expenses -3.3% 1.1% -11.8% 19.2% 26.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$24,644 $5,320 -$73,738 $76,012 $117,667
As % of expenses -3.6% 0.7% -12.3% 18.7% 26.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $651,724 $764,074 $523,932 $399,938 $565,282
Total revenue, % change over prior year 2.0% 17.2% -31.4% -23.7% 41.3%
Program services revenue 31.5% 31.1% 30.9% 16.5% 27.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.3% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 19.2% 13.9%
All other grants and contributions 67.2% 67.1% 66.8% 63.9% 58.6%
Other revenue 1.3% 1.5% 0.6% 0.3% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $673,781 $752,826 $597,882 $404,255 $446,879
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.3% 11.7% -20.6% -32.4% 10.5%
Personnel 54.1% 52.5% 70.0% 51.3% 60.3%
Professional fees 4.7% 9.3% 3.5% 32.5% 17.6%
Occupancy 8.1% 6.1% 8.0% 6.3% 1.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 33.2% 32.1% 18.5% 9.9% 20.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $676,368 $755,579 $600,845 $405,861 $447,615
One month of savings $56,148 $62,736 $49,824 $33,688 $37,240
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $2,303 $74,537
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $732,516 $818,315 $650,669 $441,852 $559,392

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.2 4.4 5.8 9.9 11.4
Months of cash and investments 5.2 4.4 5.8 9.9 11.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.9 4.5 4.2 8.5 10.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $292,868 $276,589 $286,570 $335,172 $424,561
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $11,178 $39,264 $9,065 $47,742 $8,523
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $17,566 $19,016 $21,203 $21,203 $21,203
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 67.0% 76.3% 82.4% 90.0% 93.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 11.8% 15.5% 32.5% 26.5% 8.6%
Unrestricted net assets $280,753 $286,073 $212,335 $288,347 $406,014
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $3,175 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $3,175 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $280,753 $289,248 $212,335 $288,347 $406,014

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Devoria Armstead

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Teal Baker

Board co-chair

Yanira van de Broeck

Ian Thomas

Mireille Lopez-Humes

Amna-Noor Al-Gallas-Streeter

Cedric Stewart

Brooke Goodwin

Courtney Matson

Taylor Lustig

India Jackson

Kaitlyn McGrath

Liz Mahar

Gina Junio

Emily Winternitz

Rachel McCleery

Teal Baker

Yanira van den Broeck

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/6/2024

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
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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