American Heritage Girls

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American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.

Contact information

Mailing address:
American Heritage Girls
35 Tri-County Parkway
Cincinatti, OH 45246


Phone: 513-771-2025


Organization details

EIN: 311443814

CEO/President: Patti Garibay

Chairman: Marci Powell and Rob Rye

Board size: 14

Founder: Patti Garibay

Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2005


Vision: American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.

Our progressive program emphasizes six key components to achieve the mission of building women of integrity known as the AHG Program Emphases which includes programming, experiences, and resources for every age level. Girls who complete the program will be Christ-following servant leaders who are honoring, relational, anchored in Christ, and competent. AHG's family-friendly, multi-level Troop structure is specifically created with the physical, mental, social, spiritual, and emotional needs of today's girls aged 5 to 18.

Mission statement

Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.

Statement of faith

American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered leadership and character development ministry. The following Statement of Faith applies to all American Heritage Girls' Charter Organizations and Adult Members.

"We believe that there is one Triune God-Father; Jesus Christ, His one and only Son; and the Holy Spirit-Creator of the universe and eternally existent. We believe the Holy Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. We believe each person is created in His image for the purpose of communing with and worshipping God. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who enables us to live godly lives. We believe that each individual is called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength; and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe God calls us to lives of purity, service, stewardship, and integrity."

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating386 of 102232 of 74
Fund acquisition rating501 of 102435 of 74
Resource allocation rating343 of 102430 of 74
Asset utilization rating507 of 102237 of 74

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$824,850$566,162$401,424$435,340$383,507
Short-term investments$1,795,057$1,575,972$1,536,574$1,490,631$1,326,674
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,447,061$3,462,292$3,382,191$3,158,144$3,008,679
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$154,727$69,809$27,420$68,095$127,040
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$154,727$69,809$27,420$68,095$127,040
Total assets$3,601,788$3,532,101$3,409,611$3,226,239$3,135,719
Payables and accrued expenses$178,533$206,867$231,738$241,466$272,889
Other current liabilities$68,354$13,059$107,614$5,628$4,232
Total current liabilities$246,887$219,926$339,352$247,094$277,121
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$416,000$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$662,887$219,926$339,352$247,094$277,121
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,928,569$3,271,748$3,049,372$2,958,258$2,829,753
With donor restrictions$10,332$40,427$20,887$20,887$28,845
Net assets$2,938,901$3,312,175$3,070,259$2,979,145$2,858,598
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$125,993$167,652$179,489$123,885$87,038
Program service revenue$2,177,891$2,293,905$2,097,473$1,987,324$2,143,009
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$78,514$96,293$62,626$38,035$47,524
Other revenue$547,289$1,052,876$1,124,319$1,139,725$1,172,134
Total other revenue$2,803,694$3,443,074$3,284,418$3,165,084$3,362,667
Total revenue$2,929,687$3,610,726$3,463,907$3,288,969$3,449,705
Program services$2,749,499$2,753,120$2,690,796$2,505,249$2,723,889
Management and general$612,294$579,528$666,186$722,910$391,643
Total expenses$3,375,297$3,347,407$3,373,393$3,245,818$3,162,526
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($445,610)$263,319$90,514$43,151$287,179
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($445,610)$263,319$90,514$43,151$287,179


Patricia GaribayExecutive Director$157,046

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/7/2022. To update the information below, please email:


In 1995, American Heritage Girls was founded by a group of parents that desired a faith-based, character development program to guide their daughters as women of God and integrity. AHG was created with the love of God through the love of families for the love of children. Since its start in 1995 in West Chester, Ohio, AHG has grown from 10 Troops and 100 Members to over 50,000 members across 15 countries and 50 states.

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Program accomplishments

Today there are Troops in every state and in 15 countries around the world through the Trailblazer Program. A variety of Christian denominations are also represented as Charter Organizations for Troops. There are thousands of volunteer members across the country helping girls to grow in their faith, cultivate a heart for service, enjoy the great outdoors, and have more fun than they can imagine!


With your support, AHG can continue its mission to build women of integrity, introduce the ministry to more churches and schools nationwide, and in turn, grow the kingdom of God. There is a great need in our world for AHG in a time such as this. Join in supporting AHG, the premier character and girl leadership development program for girls that embraces Christian values and encourages every young woman to grow into the leader God created her to be.