Thank You to Our 2020 Partner Organizations
Altria Group strengthens Clubs by supporting efforts to serve more youth more often and continuously improve the quality of their youth development programs and practices. Additionally, Altria is helping to contemporize and evaluate the SMART Moves program and provide staff resources and trainings to build youth’s social-emotional skills that equip them to make healthy and informed decisions.
Buffalo Wild Wings
The Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation is committed to building communities where all youth can thrive, compete and belong to a team. In partnership with BGCA, the foundation has impacted more than 1 million Club kids and teens through the ALL STARS program, delivering opportunities to participate in organized sports, such as basketball, flag football, soccer and volleyball.
Deerbrook Charitable Trust
Deerbrook Charitable Trust is a committed partner of BGCA’s Advancing Philanthropy program. In 2020, the trust supported COVID-19 response and continued their multi-year investment in Advancing Philanthropy 2025, focusing on accelerating recovery, sustaining organizational and fundraising gains and providing professional development for all Club resource development staff throughout the enterprise.
Panda Cares Foundation
In 2020, Panda Cares Foundation, the charitable arm of Panda Express, funded millions in grants to Clubs, donated more than 330,000 books to youth in communities underserved by educational resources and supported COVID-19 relief, providing more than 10,000 meals in 2020. Panda has invested in and provided meals for Club youth for over a decade, aligning to their mission to inspire better lives.
Toyota North America
Since 2007, Toyota has proudly supported Clubs locally and nationally in their efforts to inspire our future leaders, innovators and problem solvers. As Signature Sponsor of Youth of the Year and a Founding Workforce Readiness Partner, Toyota is focused on inspiring youth, improving access to opportunities, and providing additional resources including scholarships, internships and career exploration opportunities to Club youth.
$5,000,000 - $9,999,999
Aaron’s proudly supports BGCA’s Keystone Club program and is presenting sponsor of the National Keystone Conference, which went virtual for the first time in 2020 and garnered 3,600+ unique views. Aaron's also generously pivoted funds to provide critical programming support to teens during the pandemic, ranging from new laptops for more than 30 graduating seniors to an enhanced teen experience on MyFuture.
Argosy Foundation made a generous five-year investment in support of BGCA’s Government Relations Plan, which includes Agenda for America’s Youth, our inaugural advocacy policy platform focusing on critical issues impacting youth. Our partnership positions BGCA and Clubs as the leading voices elevating America’s youth and helps ensure out-of-school time is a priority in every community and among policymakers.
The Coca-Cola Company
For nearly 75 years, The Coca-Cola Company has worked to strengthen local communities through its partnership with BGCA. In 2020, Coca-Cola became a founding sponsor of BGCA’s Workforce Readiness Strategy, helping to close the opportunity and job readiness gap by preparing Club youth to become the American workers, leaders and innovators of tomorrow.
The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation fosters academic success at Clubs through their support of Summer Brain Gain and Power Hour programming. In 2020, The Coca-Cola Foundation made a catalyst donation to address the most urgent needs of Club youth and communities in the wake of COVID-19, which helped launch the Boys & Girls Clubs COVID-19 Relief Fund and improved lives in Club communities across the country.
Major League Baseball Charities
Major League Baseball (MLB) and BGCA have created unique opportunities for millions of youth. Since 2016, grants have provided substantial funding to Clubs across the nation to give youth opportunities to play ball through the PLAY BALL initiative and Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities. Additionally, through 2020, MLB renovated teen centers, playing fields and other facilities at Clubs in MLB markets.
Ross Stores Inc.
To help kids achieve academic success, Ross sponsors Power Hour, BGCA’s homework help program that was implemented in over 92% of Clubs in 2020. Power Hour has benefited millions of Club kids over the years and was invaluable to youth navigating virtual learning in 2020. Ross also provides college scholarships, raises critical funds for Clubs in stores and often hosts local Clubs at grand opening events for new stores.
The UPS Foundation
Since 2009, more than 58,000 Club teens and novice drivers have learned industry-leading UPS defensive driving skills and passenger safety guidelines through UPS Road Code. In 2020, The UPS Foundation’s support extended far beyond road safety to ensure local Clubs directly received resources to maintain a safe environment for virtual and in-person programming amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
The Wallace Foundation
The Wallace Foundation’s generous multi-year investment continues to expand arts learning opportunities for youth in urban Clubs through the Youth Arts Initiative. By applying evidence-informed success principles and implementing innovative high-quality arts programming, Club members continue to report increased engagement, enhanced artistic skills and academic performance required for graduation.
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Amazon’s contributions are enhancing Boys & Girls Clubs’ Think, Learn and Create Change (TLC) initiative. This program supports youth voice, advocacy and leadership development in local communities. With Amazon’s support, BGCA is providing tools for youth to develop innovative solutions to improve their communities, and community projects are driving youth voice initiatives forward on the topics of social justice and civic engagement.
With AT&T’s generous support, BGCA is developing a new work-based learning guide that will equip Clubs to offer work-based learning experiences that include valuable training, support and regular coaching from Club staff, preparing teens for success in the workforce. In 2020, AT&T also supported critical pandemic response efforts in Club communities.
Bank of America
Bank of America proudly supports workforce development and invests in the Project Learn Strategy to begin or enhance tutoring programs at local Clubs. This allows BGCA to deliver critical academic resources directly to Clubs and their members. Bank of America also partnered with Major League Baseball to donate to BGCA each time a team rallied from behind to win a game.
Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC
Across its nationwide network of 2,200+ locations, Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) supports Clubs through year-round transportation and van grants as part of the “Driving Great Futures” campaign. In 2020, BSRO expanded support to address COVID-19 needs through technology grants to help bridge the digital divide. BSRO operates under the Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus, and Wheel Works brands.
Charles Schwab Foundation
Since 2004, Charles Schwab Foundation and BGCA have partnered to help teens gain critical financial literacy skills through Money Matters: Make It Count. The program promotes financial responsibility and independence by building basic money management skills and providing an early start for making sound financial decisions. It has helped more than 1 million Club youth (and counting!) prepare for a successful future.
Comcast NBCUniversal has partnered with Clubs for 20 years, supporting digital literacy and providing youth with the skills to succeed in the digital world. Through our partnership, Comcast has invested in the development and implementation of BGCA’s MyFuture digital platform, which has now reached more than 575,000 youth, providing them with a safe, fun place to learn and showcase work.
Comic Relief and Red Nose Day
Comic Relief USA’s ongoing partnership supports capacity building to charter Clubs in Indian Country so more youth can access vital programming. Red Nose Day supports over 90 Clubs in the U.S., providing COVID-19 relief to the hardest hit communities, expanding digital engagement on BGCA’s MyFuture platform, and helping break the cycle of generational poverty in Puerto Rico through the Vimenti Project.
The Grubhub Community Relief Fund (GCRF) supports BGCA’s overall mission and relief to Club communities impacted by COVID-19 nationwide. Grubhub’s partnership provided significant and transformational funding to our COVID-19 Relief Fund. Their gift helped 45 Clubs reopen as quickly and safely as possible to serve kids of essential workers at the height of the pandemic.
The Kohl’s multi-year partnership supports the development of social-emotional skills in young people, which are critical to youth’s overall wellbeing. Support from Kohl’s provides specialized training for Club staff, fuels initiatives to integrate social-emotional learning throughout the Club day and helps maximize Clubs’ effectiveness through increased measurement capabilities.
As Lead National Partner for BGCA’s Youth of the Year program, Mondelēz International will engage local Clubs year-round to foster a new generation of leaders prepared to live and lead in a diverse, integrated world economy. Mondelēz International empowers people to snack right by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.
In 2020, Murphy USA kicked off its first cause campaign asking customers to round up or donate to benefit BGCA and local Clubs in their markets. Funds raised provided crucial relief for Clubs, kids and communities most impacted by COVID-19.
A 20-year legacy partner, Old Navy and BGCA partner on This Way ONward, a program that provides job access for teens through workforce readiness training, mentoring and a career pathway at Old Navy. In 2020, Old Navy had a record-breaking Back2School donation drive, raising funds to support This Way ONward.
Raytheon Technologies equips Clubs to provide equitable access to technology-focused education and experiences for millions of youth, especially those who don’t typically receive as many chances and resources as their peers. They work to establish STEM Centers of Innovation and support career exploration and are leading the rewrite of BGCA’s popular DIY STEM curriculum to increase its cultural and technical relevancy.
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation’s multi-year investment provided ongoing support to BGCA’s system of continuous improvements, learning and adult practitioner training. The partnership fueled many important learnings. In 2020, these learnings empowered Club organizations to meet the challenges brought on by the pandemic and enabled Clubs and their professional staff to implement continuous quality improvement.
Through the Workforce Development Effectiveness Project, Truist and BGCA help prepare youth to thrive in the workforce. In 2020, Truist’s support built the capacity of 19 Clubs and their staff to implement workforce programming. The Truist Cares initiative (a cooperative effort between Truist Financial Corporation, Truist Foundation, Inc., and Truist Charitable Fund) also fueled COVID-19 relief in Clubs nationwide.