Human Services

Bowling Proprietors Association of America, Inc.

  • Arlington, TX
  • www.BowlingFoundation.org

Mission Statement

To enhance the lives of others through the sport of bowling, particularly reaching out toward youth, those less fortunate, underprivileged, or in need, giving them increase opportunities for success, health, fitness and the joy of sport.

Main Programs

  1. Youth Program
  2. Bowl For the Cure
  3. Bowl for Veterans
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Current emphasis is on assisting charities through the sport of bowling across the US, however we are expanding to provide assistance when possible internationally.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Mr. Troy Greisen

Keywords

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bowling, youth, at-risk, after school, volunteers, sports, disadvantaged, Bowl for the Cure, Bowl for Kids Sake, Bowl for the Gold, Bowl for Veterans, Charitable arm of Bowling, The Bowling Foundation, International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, bowling for charity, Special Olympics Bowling

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Also Known As

The Bowling Foundation

EIN

75-2500367

 Number

2090419736

Physical Address

621 Six Flags Dr

Arlington, TX 76011

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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"THE CHARITABLE ARM OF BOWLING"

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Youth Program

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Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Bowl For the Cure

In support of Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation, Bowl for the Cure has raised over 8 million dollars since its inception in 2001.  Bowlers and non bowlers alike across the country have joined in the fun to raise funds and awareness for research to find a cure for breast cancer.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$90,000.00

Program 3

Bowl for Veterans

In conjunction with Bowl for Veterans Link, The Bowling Foundation supports military troops and veterans through BVL's work with VA Hospitals and care centers, sending recreational equipment to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other important efforts.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Current emphasis is on assisting charities through the sport of bowling across the US, however we are expanding to provide assistance when possible internationally.

Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

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THE BOWLING FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Bowling Proprietors Association of America, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Troy Greisen

BIO

20 years as Executive for Special Olympics at state, national and international levels.  Most recently as Managing Director for Special Olympics Asia Pacific, based in New Delhi, India.  Significant experience in Fundraising, Board Development, Non profit management, Strategic Planning, and Program development

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The sport of bowling has a 5000 year history and is one of the top 5 most popular sports in the world.  Over 67 million people bowl annually.  It is our purpose to harness the fun, the power, the excitement of the sport and those who participate and utilize it to benefit others in need.  Such meaningful organizations as Special Olympics, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Bowl for Veterans and others are all partnered with us for support of their causes."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Cathy DeSocio

BPAA

Term: Jan 2009 -

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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