Black Girls Code Inc

We Belong In The Room

aka BGC, Inc.   |   Los Angeles, CA   |

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Black Girls Code Inc

EIN: 45-4930539


Our mission is to empower young women of color between the ages of 7-17 to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology.

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Cristina Jones

Main address

P.O. Box 845949

Los Angeles, CA 90084-5949 USA

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Subject area info

STEM education

Computer literacy

Youth services

Youth organizing

Population served info



Transgender people


Intersex people

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NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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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Programs and results

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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?


Multi-week courses, workshops, and training events expand tech skill sets. These programs are offered in-person and in virtual settings.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 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 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.)

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently


Black Girls Code Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Black Girls Code
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 17.43 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 33 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Black Girls Code Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Black Girls Code Inc’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 -$194,086 $3,279,093 $21,459,072 $8,852,675 -$3,733,149
As % of expenses -7.8% 116.9% 751.4% 149.3% -30.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$194,086 $3,279,093 $21,360,352 $8,759,778 -$3,788,703
As % of expenses -7.8% 116.9% 722.9% 145.5% -31.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,419,856 $4,763,115 $23,913,846 $16,892,534 $7,045,838
Total revenue, % change over prior year 44.5% 39.3% 402.1% -29.4% -58.3%
Program services revenue 5.8% 3.5% 1.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.4% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 94.2% 96.5% 99.0% 96.5% 95.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,477,696 $2,804,497 $2,855,988 $5,929,194 $12,159,355
Total expenses, % change over prior year 90.6% 13.2% 1.8% 107.6% 105.1%
Personnel 60.6% 62.8% 56.8% 40.5% 35.1%
Professional fees 0.0% 6.3% 19.3% 27.8% 48.8%
Occupancy 0.0% 4.5% 6.5% 12.1% 6.5%
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 39.4% 26.4% 17.5% 19.6% 9.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,477,696 $2,804,497 $2,954,708 $6,022,091 $12,214,909
One month of savings $206,475 $233,708 $237,999 $494,100 $1,013,280
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $227,039 $0 $58,500
Total full costs (estimated) $2,684,171 $3,038,205 $3,419,746 $6,516,191 $13,286,689

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.4 18.0 106.9 76.1 15.4
Months of cash and investments 4.4 18.0 106.9 76.1 33.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.6 18.1 107.0 69.4 30.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $899,870 $4,217,140 $25,435,106 $37,580,711 $15,602,934
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,891,826
Receivables $0 $0 $265,272 $3,069,357 $2,810,782
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $308,809 $339,389 $397,889
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 58.4% 80.6% 82.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 2.7% 1.4% 7.0%
Unrestricted net assets $955,031 $4,234,124 $25,594,476 $34,354,254 $30,565,551
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $5,813,139 $4,102,071
Total net assets $0 $4,234,124 $25,594,476 $40,167,393 $34,667,622

Key data checks

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


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

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Cristina Jones

Cristina Jones is an intentional storyteller, who focuses on action, impact, and culture. Throughout her career, Cristina has used new media and tech to unlock and elevate C-Suite and brand voices. She works at the intersection of marketing, technology, and media, most recently as Chief Engagement Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Before, Cristina was Senior Vice President of Salesforce Studios, where she led a team that included Customer Marketing, Brand, Media, & C-Suite Partnerships, Content Production, Video Distribution & Programming, and Sponsorships. Her talent for storytelling inspired millions during the COVID-19 pandemic through initiatives like “Leading Through Change.” Prior to Salesforce, Cristina was at 20th Century Fox, where she held senior roles in marketing, technology, and franchise distribution. Cristina amplifies under-recognized voices, earning recognition in the Ebony Power 100 as well as the World Woman Foundation’s #ShesMyH

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 11/20/2023
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Board chair

Damier Xandrine

Koho Financial

Sherman Whites

Prosperity Labs LLC

Damier Xandrine

Koho Financial

Selina Suarez


Lisa Serwin


Cristina Jones

Black Girls Code

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/12/2023

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/12/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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 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.


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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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