The Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs (IABGC) was formed in 2001 as a 501(c)(4) organization in an effort to combine the capacity of all statewide Boys & Girls Clubs organizations to seek financial support for common programs. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The State Alliance is the vehicle to submit proposals and secure state funding for Clubs. State Legislatures or State agencies grant monies to the Alliance and in turn the member Clubs are the sub-recipients of the funding. Currently, By-laws state that the Alliance is to raise funds solely from state government; it cannot solicit private funding opportunities. Those initiatives should to be administered through a local Club fiscal agent or BGCA, not the Alliance.
The IABGC is legally established under section 501(c)(4) of the IRS to “promote exclusively the social welfare of boys and girls as served by various Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Indiana that are affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with board oversight” and as a subsidiary of BGCA and must have at least 51% of the board members appointed by BGCA. BGCA appointments are made by the Government Relations representatives. Non-BGCA Board members represent the state and are elected by the membership at the annual membership meeting.