Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)


  • Name:Katie Talken

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh
  • Address:501 E. Parkway Ave.
    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 45 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh has provided young people with a safe place to learn and grow. The Club offers a dynamic learning environment that includes over 150 age-appropriate programs, mentoring by caring adult professionals and outstanding facilities, all for an annual fee of only $25 per child.

    The Clubs are placed where they are needed most throughout the community. In addition to three clubhouses, the Boys & Girls Club also provides after-school care sites in seven elementary schools.

    By providing safe facilities, caring adults, and engaging activities, we help each young person realize their full potential.
    Here at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh we believe in five core areas of programming and development. These areas are:
    1. Arts
    2. Character & Leadership
    3. Education & Career Development
    4. Health & Life Skills
    5. Sports, Fitness & Recreation

    These core areas have been nationally proven, address today's most pressing youth issues and assist in teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.

    Our Arts core programming enables young people to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of visual and tactile arts and crafts, performing arts, and creative writing. Club members participate in a wide variety of activities from story telling, writing, musical performances, drawing, and painting. Special activities are planned and conducted quarterly to generate enthusiasm for the arts and cultural diversity.

    Character & Leadership
    Developing the skills today to be effective leaders tomorrow! Our character and leadership core programs empower our young people to support and influence their Club and our community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others' cultural identities.

    Education and Career Development
    What do you want to be when you grow up? No matter how a child answers that question, our goal is to help them build a strong foundation to realize their dreams. Our educational program track focuses on helping young people explore their options and reach their full potential. We are helping grow tomorrow's leaders today.

    Health & Life Skills
    Engaging young people in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, our health and life skills programming teaches the importance of setting personal goals and developing the competencies necessary to live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

    Sports, Fitness and Recreation
    "Children spend an average of almost three hours per day watching television, and 17% of children regularly watch more than five hours of television per day."-- U.S. Dept. of Education

    Engagement. Teamwork. Dedication. Our young people learn these valuable lessons when they are pushed to excel and given the skills to accomplish their goals. Our sports, fitness, and recreation programs focus on meeting each youth where they are at and helping them set goals to reach the next level.

  • 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


  • Executive / Trustee board size:28
  • Advisory board size:13
  • Staff size:19


  • 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
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  • 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:2/19/2018 9:46:22 pm

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