Boys & Girls Club of Venice (Venice, CA)


  • Name:Mr. Erikk Aldridge
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Club of Venice
  • Address:2232 Lincoln Blvd.
    Venice, CA 90291
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(310) 390-4477
  • Main fax:(310) 390-1419

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:(310) 574-5050

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Venice’s (the Venice Club) mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For the youth, their parents and the community, the Venice Club provides hope and opportunity.

  • Overview:
  • The Venice Club is a safe haven from negative influences, providing positive relationships with trained, caring adult role models. We offer constructive, supervised programs that are sensitive to the needs of youth at-risk. Programs encourage strong values, build self-esteem, promote healthy lifestyles, and develop a vision for the future.

    The Venice Club has taken tested and proven nationally recognized programs and customized them to best address the needs of the youth it serves. Combining the framework of successful national programs with the knowledge of the community, the strengths of community organizations, and the dedication and talents of staff and volunteers has created a successful strategy of youth development.

    Teen programs provide educational support, career and college pathway services, and opportunities for leadership development. An evaluation conducted by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) show that 2010-2011 Venice High School seniors who participated in the Club’s after school program for three of their four years had a 92.9% graduation rate compared to the 86.7% graduation rate of non-Club members.

    Character & Leadership programs provide unique opportunities for leadership development and community involvement. The Venice Club’s 2012 Youth of Year, Andy Perez, was one of six finalists from Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Los Angeles County. Keystone Club and Torch Club are leadership development programs for high school and middle school youth respectively. 100% of senior Club members in Keystone Club graduated this year. The Torch Club’s S.T.O.P.! (Stop Teasing Other People) project, an anti-bullying awareness campaign, earned 1st Place in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Linking Hearts & Hands National project this year.

    Education & Career programs are improving the academic performance and educational attainment of Club members. The Springboard to Opportunity program weaves technology into educational, job training, and other youth programs to provide youth with resources, training, and access that prepares them for a technology driven work force. Tomorrow’s Leaders is a mandatory program for middle school Club members that emphasizes academic success and character and leadership development. In September 2006, the Venice Club was recognized by the United Way as the leading agency, among 30 agencies, in increasing math and reading grades for youth in the Tomorrow’s Leaders program.

    Health & Life Skills programs develop the capacity of youth to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) is a prevention/education program that addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity. SMART Girls focuses on the needs of female Club members. Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility while reinforcing positive behavior in male Club members. Healthy Habits emphasizes eating smart and maintaining physical fitness.

    The Fine Arts Studio provides high quality, fine arts programming to at-risk, low-income, underserved youth. It fills a growing need in the community as the budget challenges of LAUSD continue to reduce music and art programs in schools. Programs increase skills, build self-esteem, and provide a positive outlet for creativity and self-expression. It also provides gifted young artists a foundation for further art study and mentors in the field. This year, the Venice Club was selected to host the Pacific Regional Arts contest that consisted of over 1,000 art pieces and 37 categories from different mediums and age brackets. Venice Club members won an impressive 19 of the 37 categories.

    Sports, Fitness & Recreation are a staple for any youth program. Play Now is a year-long program of seasonal competitive team sports and physical recreation. It promotes and develops athletic coordination and skills to better prepare youth for the rigors of sports. Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is implemented in partnership with Major League Baseball. This summer, the Venice Club’s RBI junior division team won the RBI West Regional and competed in the RBI World Series. The Jr. Sailing Program received the US Sailing Association’s “Best New Community Sailing Program 2004” national award and “2005 Program Excellence Award” from the California Youth Authority.

  • History:
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Venice is a community-based non-profit organization. It received its 501(c) 3 IRS designation in September of 1967 and began providing services the following year. Originally established as a VISTA project on Venice Beach, it has grown and expanded to address the needs of youth in Venice and neighboring communities. The Venice Club was originally based in a converted duplex home on Lincoln Boulevard, providing programs and activities for many years within the limited space. The facility was condemned after the 1994 Northridge earthquake and the organization found itself needing a new home. The Venice Club found temporary space at Westminster Senior Center and Mark Twain Middle School, while the Board of Directors led a successful capital campaign to build a new clubhouse for the organization. Various community leaders, local businesses, private foundations, corporations, and government agencies all provided their support towards the creation of a new clubhouse on the original lot. In 2000, the Venice Club celebrated the grand opening of its new 30,000 sq. ft. facility at 2232 Lincoln Boulevard.

    The same year of the opening of the new clubhouse, the Venice Club opened satellite sites in Coeur d’Alene Elementary School and Venice High School. The Coeur d’Alene site is a fee-based program, which sustains the staff and programming offered at the school. In 2003, the Venice Club became a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Beyond The Bell Program (BTB) service provider at Short Avenue Elementary School. In 2007, the Venice High School site became a LAUSD BTB program site, enabling the Venice Club to expand programs from one classroom with two staff to programs implemented throughout the campus by nine staff. Through the LAUSD BTB contract, the Venice Club receives 21st Century and Prop 49 funds to provide after school educational enrichment, academic support, and physical activity programming on school campuses. Last year, the newest satellite site was opened on the campus of long-time community partner, Mark Twain Middle School.

    In 2010, the Venice Club developed a strategic plan with a vision to increase the frequency of participation of Club members by promoting, improving, enhancing and increasing the effectiveness of core programs, organizational capacity, and by fundraising consistently through all levels of our donor base.

    Today, the Venice Club operates five facilities - the main clubhouse facility and four satellite sites (Coeur d’Alene Elementary School, Short Avenue Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Venice High School). The Venice Club’s membership stands at almost 4,000. The average daily attendance at all of the Club sites is 605 youth during the school year and 405 youth during the summer. The Venice Club reached an additional 897 youth through community outreach activities in 2011, and increase of 34% from the previous year.

    In 2010, the Venice Club developed a strategic plan with a vision to increase the frequency of participation of Club members by promoting, improving, enhancing and increasing the effectiveness of core programs, organizational capacity, and by fundraising consistently through all levels of our donor base.

    The strategic plan outlined three priority outcomes, the first was to enhance core programs and activities to keep youth engaged 52+ days a year. Increased pre- and post-high school success is a priority outcome for our Club. Through enhanced education & career programs, the Club strives to increase high school graduation and college acceptance rates. Career pathway programs prepare teens for success in the job market by providing them with the skills and training they need to apply for and obtain employment. Living STEM is an essential component in this endeavor.

    The Venice Club continues to enhance programs to achieve its strategic vision, and Living STEM is a prime example of this. The remodeling of the Learning Center at the main clubhouse facility will enhance programming, especially Living STEM. The remodeled Learning Center will provide Club members with access to the most up to date equipment and software. It will also provide the Club’s academic programs the resources and facility space needed to enhance activities.

  • Year established:1967
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:8
  • Staff size:27


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(2)
  • Tax ID:95-6209203

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:956209203
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:2232 LINCOLN BLVD
  • Organization City:VENICE
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:90291-3953
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1968
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):917, 321, 328
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Thrift ship, retail outlet, etc., Boys Club, Little League, etc., Combat juvenile delinquency
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:O23Z
  • Asset Amount:$5,058,659
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,308,238
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,690,647
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 7:16:14 pm

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