Boys & Girls Aid (Portland, OR)


  • Name:Dr. Suzan Huntington
  • Title:Vice President of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Aid
  • Address:032 SW Boundary Court
    Portland, OR 97239
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:503.222.9661
  • Main fax:503.224.5960

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  • Mission:
  • Impacting the well-being of children in need.

  • Overview:
  • For 128 years, we have led Oregon in the provision of innovative programming for children, youth, and families. We focus on strengthening the role of adults in children’s lives; providing safe, stable living environments; and advocating for the needs of Oregon’s most vulnerable youngsters.

    We are a founding member of the Child Welfare League of America, an association of more than 800 agencies that assist more than 3,000,000 abused and neglected children and their families each year. We are also licensed by the State of Oregon, Department of Human Services (DHS), as a Child Welfare Caring agency in Adoption, Foster Care, and Residential Services.

    Our programs include the following:

    • Adoption Services for both infant and children, including those with special needs
    • Adoption Support for birth mothers and prospective parents
    • Foster Care Placement (children aged six through 17)
    • Foster Care Parent Recruitment
    • Safe Place Shelter for Youth which is the only facility in Washington County serving foster care children in transition and homeless and runaway youth (aged 14-17).
    • The Pettygrove Residential Program for girls age 13 to 18 in the care of the Oregon Youth Authority
    • STEP (Stabilize, Transition, Evaluate Program) Boys and Girls Shelters for children aged ten to 17 who are in the care of Oregon’s Department of Human Services
    • Transitional Living Program for 16 to 21-year olds who have no positive parental role models to help them take the steps into adulthood.

  • History:
  • In 1885, just two years after the transcontinental railroad reached Portland, members of the local citizenry founded The Boys & Girls Aid Society. With a stated purpose of “. . . improve(ing) the condition of the homeless, neglected, and abused children of the State of Oregon, and . . . reclaim(ing) criminal minors by means strictly non-sectarian in their character,” these good people set about alleviating the suffering of abused and neglected children.

    Since then, Boys & Girls Aid has helped children learn to make smart choices—and protected those whose choices have been taken away. Consistently leading in the provision of innovative programming for children, youth, and families in Oregon, we focus on:

    • strengthening the role of adults in children’s lives;
    • providing safe, stable living environments; and
    • advocating for the needs of Oregon’s most vulnerable youngsters.

  • Year established:1885
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Kris Gorriaran
    B. Gabe Nachand
    Jim Harbolt
    Dawn McMaster
    Tom Szambelan
    Gaylyn Sher-Jan
    Libby Hartung
    Michael H. Balter
    Ronald Farnsworth
    Deana Freres
    Jennifer Kinkade
    Donald Klotter
    Orlando Medina
    Mike Nyland

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Michael H. Balter
    President & CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Michael H. Balter, Ph.D., President and CEO

    Dan Gerrone, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

    Suzan L. Huntington Ed.D. Vice President of Development

    Vera Stoulil, MA, Vice President of Operations


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:93-0386791

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:930386791
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% BOYS
  • Organization Address:018 SW BOUNDARY CT
  • Organization City:PORTLAND
  • Organization State:OR
  • Organization Zip:97239-3939
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1945
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):030, 154, 179
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):School, college, trade school, etc., Health clinic, Other health services
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:P300
  • Asset Amount:$8,527,315
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,999,924
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,775,197
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:19:57 am

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