American Heritage Girls

The information on this page was last updated 5/2/2024. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


American Heritage Girls is a nondenominational, 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

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 311443814

CEO/President: Patti Garibay

Chairman: Marci Powell

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 forward-focused 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."

Donor confidence score

Show donor confidence score details

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating495 of 111320 of 61
Fund acquisition rating513 of 111425 of 61
Resource allocation rating396 of 111416 of 61
Asset utilization rating660 of 111337 of 61

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses


Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$767,629$866,764$777,040$824,850$566,162
Short-term investments$1,764,677$1,779,425$1,949,400$1,795,057$1,575,972
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,702,626$3,715,813$3,754,641$3,447,061$3,462,292
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,083,290$477,413$293,857$154,727$69,809
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,083,290$477,413$293,857$154,727$69,809
Total assets$5,785,916$4,193,226$4,048,498$3,601,788$3,532,101
Payables and accrued expenses$545,745$320,529$205,170$178,533$206,867
Other current liabilities$16,303$96,615$6,459$68,354$13,059
Total current liabilities$562,048$417,144$211,629$246,887$219,926
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,390,271$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,390,271$0$381,807$416,000$0
Total liabilities$1,952,319$417,144$593,436$662,887$219,926
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$3,817,564$3,766,115$3,444,841$2,928,569$3,271,748
With donor restrictions$16,033$9,967$10,221$10,332$40,427
Net assets$3,833,597$3,776,082$3,455,062$2,938,901$3,312,175
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$100,221$698,758$630,431$125,993$167,652
Program service revenue$3,101,391$2,412,232$1,837,144$2,177,891$2,293,905
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$59,906$31,014$36,635$78,514$96,293
Other revenue$1,513,384$1,100,859$1,030,281$547,289$1,052,876
Total other revenue$4,674,681$3,544,105$2,904,060$2,803,694$3,443,074
Total revenue$4,774,902$4,242,863$3,534,491$2,929,687$3,610,726
Program services$3,896,603$3,347,759$2,975,442$2,749,499$2,753,120
Management and general$693,500$387,752$265,470$612,294$579,528
Total expenses$4,596,652$3,740,582$3,241,843$3,375,297$3,347,407
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$178,250$502,281$292,648($445,610)$263,319
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$178,250$502,281$292,648($445,610)$263,319


Patricia GaribayExecutive Director$180,398
Rachael CulpepperChief Strategy Officer$121,279

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2023

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/2/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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.

For a timeline, visit:

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.