Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)


  • Name:Jennifer Ven Rooy
  • Title:Grants & Outcomes Measurement Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh
  • Address:501 E. Parkway Avenue
    PO Box 411
    Oshkosh, WI 54903
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:9202331414
  • Main fax:9202331816

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  • Mission:
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh's mission is to improve the lives of children and families. Our vision is to be a generation-changing leading provider of programs emphasizing youth development services and family outreach support to meet the needs of young people ages 6 to 18 years-old and their families.

  • Overview:
  • For 44 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. "The Club" is one of the most recognized top-class facilities in the area for teens. In addition to "The Club", the Radford Center, and 7 after school sites. 26 active Board members, 14 full time staff, 39 part time staff, and over 100 volunteers work throughout the year to assist with delivering our programs and executing a number of special events. In addition, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh owns and operates a 45 acre day camp site Camp Radford. It is available for day and overnight camping and features swimming, hiking, crafts, nature study and a lodge. Our programming is dedicated to building positive self-identity, critical thinking abilities, and leadership skills. The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys whom other youth agencies have had difficulty in reaching.

    Throughout the Oshkosh community we have served over 4,200 youth, some are our members and some are simply from the community who had a need, like the Back to School Fair. We take the issue of basic needs for children very seriously, and have focused on always doing more in this area in order to make a difference. Just this school year alone our Wet Hair Club has provided our members with 650 showers, over 500 loads of laundry done, 200 pairs of shoes, dental care for 71, and 41 shopping trips. We also hired a Basic Needs Coordinator in 2011, and she is so popular we have kids asking her to be in the Wet Hair club. She has the most caring and nurturing soul, not only do the kids’ love being in her presence, the staff do too! Our two largest feeder schools have over 60% free and reduced lunch rates, and 68% of our members are from low-income families. According to the UW Extension Food Scarcity Study of Winnebago County (2011), "Winnebago County is in District 6, where 13.6% of the population reported food hardship". Taking on this cause we have added dinner to our school year program, as well as breakfast and lunch to our summer programs. In 2012, we served 21,529 snacks and between lunch and dinner we served 22,436 meals. Over the summer we served around 2,500 breakfasts to kids who probably would have started their day with nothing to eat. Both snack and meal time includes milk too. This summer alone we have doubled the number of breakfasts being served.

  • History:
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh was founded in 1968. Since then, the Club has proved to be an essential organization in the Oshkosh community. By enabling young people to reach their full potential as productive and responsible adults, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh has improved the lives of children and families and proved that Oshkosh’s children of today are the leaders of tomorrow!

    Timeline of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh

    1970 The Boys Club of Oshkosh was founded, and the headquarters officially opened at Main and Merritt

    1974 The Rockwell Foundation purchased the property at 502 N. Main and donated it to the Boys Club of Oshkosh. The Club became owners of its headquarters, which now is the Walter F. Rockwell Building

    1981 The Radford family donated 45 acres of land near New London, which has been developed into our camp and environmental education area

    1981 The Boys Club of Oshkosh Alumni Association was formed. They now raise about $25,000 for the Club and Camp Radford, along with many hours of volunteer service

    1984 A permanent endowment fund was established with $200,000

    1988 The Boys Club of Oshkosh began after-school programs in local elementary schools

    1989 Girls were officially welcomed in common membership. The Club was officially renamed the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, Inc

    1992 "Campaign for Kids” raised $1.7 million dollars to construct a new facility

    1993 The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, Inc., moved to their new and current facility at 501 East Parkway Avenue

    1994 A new facility was constructed to house Head Start. Club members use the facility on non-school days and 160 children in Head Start use the Club building on school days

    1997 Berlin Center opens

    1997 Adjacent property was purchased and converted to a teen center, administrative offices and a child abuse prevention center

    2007 "Opening the Doors” campaign raised $2 million dollars for the new teen Center, $100,000 for the baseball field, and $2.2 million dollars in pledges and cash for the endowment

    2007 The new teen center "The Club” and administrative offices opened in April

    2007 The Berlin Center changed their name to the "Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area

  • Year established:1968
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:39-6120658

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:396120658
  • Organization Name:BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF OSHKOSH INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 411
  • Organization City:OSHKOSH
  • Organization State:WI
  • Organization Zip:54903-0411
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1968
  • 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):059, 328, 349
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other school related activities, Combat juvenile delinquency, Other youth organization or activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:O23Z
  • Asset Amount:$12,020,324
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,122,193
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,870,440
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:10:48 pm

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