Data Reveals That Approximately 30% of Nonprofits Cease to Exist After Ten Years

American Heritage Girls President and Founder Patti Garibay Points to Saying ‘Yes’ to God’s Call for AHG’s 25 Year Success

April 26, 2021

CINCINNATI, Ohio Data from the National Center on Charitable Statistics reveals that approximately 30% of nonprofits fail to exist after 10 years. While sadly true for many nonprofit organizations, it cannot be said of American Heritage Girls (AHG,; the organization marked the start of its twenty-fifth anniversary year last spring. AHG was founded in 1995 by a group of parents wanting a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters – and is positioned to celebrate the next twenty-five years of providing for girls across the nation and the globe the opportunity to participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.

“In those times when the enemy wants to steal your joy and causes you doubt, remain steadfast,” stated Patti Garibay, founder and executive director of AHG. “And listen, God will speak to you – He always has been, and He will remain faithful until the end of time.

“The [25] years [of leading AHG] have taught me the depth and the breadth of God’s faithfulness. His desire for each of us is simply obedience. He will equip you to carry out His calling in your life. You have but one requirement: Just say yes.”

In addition to the biblically based parenting advice shared in the Raising Godly Girls blog and Raising Godly Girls radio features that are heard on 770 Christian radio stations, American Heritage Girls provides a community experience in a Troop setting. Girls benefit from Christ-centered friendships and mentors to assist them in becoming Godly girls.

Today there are Troops in all 50 states 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.


To schedule interviews with Patti Garibay, founder and executive director of American Heritage Girls (AHG,, contact, Marjorie Pratt, 610.584.1096, ext. 107, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.