Boys & Girls Clubs of North Carolina

About NC Alliance

State Alliances are incorporated as a 501(c)4 to "promote exclusively the social welfare of boys and girls as served by various Boys & Girls Clubs in the state that are affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America." 501(c)4 is the Internal Revenue Service's classification that allows organizations under its designation to engage in germane lobbying activities without the restrictions imposed on 501(c)3 organizations.

Since 1997, State Alliances have played a vital role in the Movement, bringing Clubs together to work as one entity. In addition to raising funds in support of local Clubs, Alliances promote and strengthen relations with public and private agencies. Alliances bring together Clubs in each state and capitalize on their collective strengths in numbers, programs, and locations. As a result, the Boys & Girls Club organizations in each state increases their ability to leverage their strengths with state legislators and agencies for financial support.

Boys & Girls Clubs in North Carolina first received money from the General Assembly and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in FY 1999-2000 with $1,000,000 in TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) funds. The Alliance was formed and registered with the NC Secretary of State's Office in 2000. In 2004 the North Carolina Alliance became more structured when Boys Club of Wake County d/b/a Boys & Girls Clubs became the Lead Agency of the Alliance and hired its first Director of Government Relations. Prior to that, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point was the fiscal agent for TANF money through DHHS and Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County was the fiscal agent for funding from Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP).

Boys & Girls Clubs NC Alliance

A Boys & Girls Club provides:

• A safe place to learn and grow

• Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals

• Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences

• Hope and opportunity

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Winston-Salem

NC Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs are located in communities all across North Carolina. Click here to find a club near you.