Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice (Venice, CA)


  • Name:Monique Brandon
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice
  • Address:2232 Lincoln Boulevard
    Venice, CA 90291-3953
    United States

Organization Phone

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

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

  • Overview:
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice (BGCV) provides youth with a safe haven from negative influences; and positive relationships with trained, caring adult role models. Everything in the organization works towards our mission. Facilities are safe, welcoming, and nurturing environments with state-of-the-art equipment. Programs build knowledge, skills, and confidence; foster strong values; promote healthy lifestyles; and cultivate a vision for the future. Caring, dedicated staff mentor youth and prepare them for success.

    Our programs expose youth to the options and opportunities available to them. Programs are designed to help youth succeed, whether it is in college, vocational school, or the workforce. Developing knowledge, skills, and competencies is our core strategy. Our programs foster strong values, build self-esteem, promote healthy lifestyles, and cultivate a vision for the future.

    EDUCATION & CAREER PROGRAMS enable youth to become proficient in core subjects, apply learning to everyday situations, embrace technology to achieve success in a career, and prepare for success after high school. A strong educational foundation is essential. Programs like Power Hour, Project Learn, College Bound, and BE GREAT: Graduate provide academic support, tutoring, case management, and college pathway support. Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Initiative develops curious, competent, and capable STEM learners. CareerLaunch and Junior Staff provide career exploration and workforce development activities.

    An evaluation by LAUSD of the Venice Club’s programs at Venice High School in 2013 shows that the percentage of high attending Club members passing the CAHSEE Math and English was 12.7% greater than non-attenders. More high attending Club members also scored proficient or advanced in English (8.7%) and Math (5.8%) on the California Standards Tests compared to non-Club members. The Club member graduation rate at Venice High School was 4.4% higher than non-members in 2013.

    CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS empower youth, develop leadership skills, and help them become responsible caring citizens. 100% of senior Club members in Keystone Club graduate. The Venice Torch Club earned 1st Place in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Linking Hearts & Hands National Project for its S.T.O.P.! (Stop Teasing Other People) project, an anti-bullying awareness campaign. The skills youth gain through these programs (goal setting, time management, communication skills, etc.) benefit their schoolwork and build necessary skills for leadership roles in their careers. HEALTH & LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMS develop the capacity of youth to engage in positive healthy behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

    Our ARTS PROGRAM helps young people enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multicultural appreciation, provide exposure to, and develop skills in the arts. Youth garner cognitive skills that help them in standardized test taking and schoolwork. Programs build self-esteem and provide a positive outlet for creativity and self-expression. We offer a variety of instruction from fine arts to music and digital arts. In the past 10 years, 18 Club members have earned top honors and national recognition in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Competition.

    SPORTS, FITNESS & RECREATION PROGRAMS promote and develop healthy lifestyles, attitudes, and habits. The Commit 2B Fit (C2BF) Initiative provides daily opportunities for physical activity, nutrition education, and social recreation. The Venice Club offers sports leagues, fitness activities, sports Clubs, and a host of activities to stay physically active. We offer unique experiences, like our Jr. Sailing Program, and our Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program has captured four Division Championships in five years.

  • History:
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs 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 as a VISTA project on Venice Beach the following year. The Venice Club was originally based in a converted duplex home, providing programs and activities for many years within the limited space. The 1994 Northridge earthquake condemned the original facility, forcing BGCV to find temporary space with community partners like Mark Twain Middle School and the Westminster Senior Center. In 2000, after a successful Board-driven capital campaign, BGCV opened the doors of its new home to hundreds of excited boys and girls. The state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. foot facility provided the space and resources for the organization to serve more youth and expand its programs.

    The same year of the opening of the new clubhouse, BGCV 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, BGCV became a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Beyond The Bell (BTB) after school service provider at Short Avenue Elementary School. 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. In 2007, BGCV’s Venice High School site became a LAUSD BTB program site, enabling BGCV to expand programs from one classroom with two staff to programs implemented throughout the campus by 13 staff. In 2011, a satellite site was opened on the campus of long-time community partner, Mark Twain Middle School. In 2013, the Mark Twain site became a BTB site, expanding programs and activities.

    Today, BGCV serves youth from its main clubhouse and sites at Coeur d’Alene Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, Venice High School, and Hamilton High School. In 2014, BGCV partnered with Faithful Central Bible Church to bring Boys & Girls Clubs programming to the City of Inglewood. The success and demand for the program has resulted in BGCV opening a new site in Inglewood this June. The expansion will enable BGCV to provide its comprehensive programs and services to even more youth in 2015.

    Today, BGCV serves over 6,000 at-risk, underserved youth (6 to 18 years of age) from Venice and neighboring communities each year. The gender breakdown of youth served is 54% male and 46% female. Over half of the Club membership is in high school (55%), while elementary school youth represent 24%, and middle school youth represent 21% of Club membership. The ethnic breakdown of Club members is 53% Hispanic/Latino, 19% African American, 14% Caucasian, 4% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% Multi-racial, and 8% Other. More than one third (36%) of members are from single parent households and more than half (59%) qualify for free or reduced-price lunch at school.

  • Year established:1967
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:8
  • Staff size:48


  • 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:2/22/2018 2:24:20 pm

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