of Greater Santa Barbara

of Greater Santa Barbara

Annual Report 2020

StrongHER Together

People

At Girls Inc., our girls grew StrongHER together in 2020.

Girls

At Girls Inc., our girls grew stronger together in 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the number of girls who came to gymnastics practice or logged onto Zoom for Core Curriculum programs, it could not stop our strong, smart, and bold community from learning and growing together. That’s why youth like Roz and Jazmin thrive in the Girls Inc. Experience and learn valuable skills that mold them into tomorrow’s leaders.

Who They Are

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Total youth served in 2020 across all programming.
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Total girls served in Core Curriculum.
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Total youth in Gymnastics program.
Youth Served

2020 saw a 28% reduction in the number of youth served from the average number of youth served from 2017-2019 in both Core Curriculum and Gymnastics programs due to COVID-19.

Family hardships – reduced employment, mandated social distancing and quarantine, and other difficult extenuating circumstances – stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in this reduction.

Girls in Core Curriculum Program

47% of girls enrolled in Core Curriculum programming in 2020 came from lower- and middle-income households. From 2017 to 2019, 66% of Core Curriculum participants came from lower- and middle-income households.

Girls Inc. Girls are:

Socially Responsible
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of Girls Inc. girls say it is important to be an active and informed citizen.
Future-Minded
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of Girls Inc. girls know they will graduate from high school and 93% know they will graduate from college.
Curious
0 %
of Girls Inc. girls say they try to learn more about things that interest them
Resilient
0 %
of Girls Inc. girls say they keep trying their best even when they get a bad grade in school.
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of Girls Inc. girls and teens say they would offer support to a friend who is sad, stressed or depressed. COVID may have forced us apart this past year, but our Girls are showing us all that they are StrongHER.

Staff

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara staff are the people who make the Girls Inc. Experience inspiring and engaging. They foster a pro-girl environment built on mutual respect that encourages creativity and builds a strong, smart, and bold community of girls. Their strength and inspiration helped move our organization and our girls through one of the hardest years imaginable, and we know they only made our organization StrongHER for whatever lies ahead.

Girls Inc. staff completed 76,156 in-person service hours in 2020, representing a 68% decrease in the average number of hours completed by staff between 2017 and 2019.

Service Hours Completed

Girls Inc.’s doors were closed from March 16, 2020 to July 2020 in line with mandates from Santa Barbara County health officials.

Socially distant in-person programming resumed in the summer session and has since continued.

The decrease in service hours is attributable to mandated reduced capacities for in-person programming and not hosting programming at the Santa Barbara Center.

The reduction in service hours is also attributable to losing staff positions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Girls Inc.
staff members are:

Dedicated

Girls Inc. staff and volunteers completed 76,156 in-person service hours in 2020. The vast majority of these hours came during the COVID-19 pandemic in socially distant settings with proper protocols as established by the CDC, State of California, and Santa Barbara County in place.

Respected
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of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara girls say there are adults (staff members and volunteers) that they respect.
Caring
0 %
of girls believe Girls Inc. staff members treat them respectfully.
Advocates
0 %
of Girls Inc. girls believe that adults see them as successful future leaders.
Encouraging
0 %
of girls believe there are adults at Girls Inc. who tell them when they do a good job.
Trusted
0 %
of girls believe there is at least one Girls Inc. adult they could go to for help with a problem.
Supportive
0 %
of girls feel that the adults at Girls Inc. listen to what they have to say.

Places

The Girls Inc. campus is a safe and welcoming space where girls can be their whole and true selves.
The Girls Inc. campus is a safe and welcoming space where girls can be their whole and true selves. But the Girls Inc. Experience moved beyond the campus walls in 2020, finding willing community partners and thriving in the virtual space to deliver services to girls in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even during the most difficult year in recent memory, Girls Inc. provided safe spaces for girls to grow together and be their best selves.

The Girls Inc.
Places are:

Creative

The United Way Collaborative Grant served 47 girls in 2020. This grant creatively transformed the Goleta Valley Center and Santa Barbara Center into a full-day learning and enrichment center in response to mandated reduced capacities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overall, 179 girls received virtual programming or learning support in 2020.

Schools Served by Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara in 2020
Community-based
Girls Inc. counted on the support of 31 Community and Program Partners throughout Santa Barbara County.

Girls Inc. served girls from 25 elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified, Goleta Union, and Hope School Districts.

Inclusive
0 %
of girls say they feel welcomed at Girls Inc.
Safe
0 %
of girls say they feel safe at Girls Inc.

Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic presented an opportunity for Girls Inc. to successfully develop and implement virtual programming for girls and teens.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented an opportunity for Girls Inc. to successfully develop and implement virtual programming for girls and teens. Girls Inc. programming bridged the digital divide and equipped all participants with the skills they need to be strong, smart, and bold, all while continuing to engage in community-building.

Classes Offered

Girls Inc. offered 251 total classes during 2020, a 53% increase from the average number of classes in 2018 and 2019. While in-person classes decreased, our number of virtual classes increased in both our core and gymnastics programs.

While in-person programming returned in July 2020 for summer session, after-school and other programs were quickly moved to virtual formats.

Virtual programming and classes were a defining feature of the Girls Inc. Experience in 2020.

The quick pivot to offering virtual programs and classes was crucial to Girls Inc. meeting the needs of girls across greater Santa Barbara during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Girls Inc.
Programs are:

Inspiring
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of girls say that Girls Inc. teaches them to believe they can do anything a boy can do.
Empowering
0 %
of girls think they learn to make a difference in the world at Girls Inc.
Skill Building
0 %
of girls say they are curious about learning new things because they go to Girls Inc.

FUN

0 %
of girls say they have fun at Girls Inc.
Community Building
0 %
of girls say that the Girls Inc. programs and activities allow them to collaborate and work together.
Influential
0 %
of Girls Inc. girls believe they have a say in deciding what programs and activities they do.

Financials

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara provides a Girls Inc. Experience that features empowering programs facilitated by supportive staff in safe places that are welcoming to all girls and teens. Whether the money is raised from generous donors, collected from program fees, or secured through grants, every dollar we spend is reflective of that mission. We are incredibly proud of the successes we see in our girls through our strong investments in our people, place, and programs. View our 2020 Form 990

Expenses by Program
Elementary Remote Learning Support, Afterschool, Summer, and Virtual Programs: $1,800,000
Gymnastics Programs: $552,000
Teen Remote Learning Support, Afterschool, Summer, and Virtual Programs: $172,000
Expenses by Function
Programs and Facilities: $1,565,000
Fund Development: $530,000
Management: $429,000
Covering the True Cost of Programs
Fundraising: $1,413,000
Program Fees (includes UW collaborative funding): $659,000
Other (includes PPP loan): $475,000

In 2020, program fees paid only covered 26% of the true cost of “The Girls Inc. Experience” while donor support covered 55% of the remaining program delivery costs.

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Number of girls who qualified for reduced program fees.
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Total value of reduced program fees for community families in 2020.

Thank You!

Every girl and teen we serve benefits from donor support. Generous giving from multiple, diverse funding sources is essential to ensuring our program fees can remain low and accessible to families in our community. Your continued commitment allows us to provide The Girls Inc. Experience for all youth who walk through our virtual and physical doors. We are StrongHER Together.