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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boy Scouts of America, Palmetto Council

Providing support to local scouting programs in 6 counties in South Carolina

two stars

77.53

420 South Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29306
tel: (864) 585-4391   Web Site
EIN: 57-0314450

Board Leadership
William Gray
President

CEO
Justin Williams
Scout Executive

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.53 two stars
  Financial 72.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Palmetto Council is chartered by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to provide support to local Scouting programs in six counties in South Carolina. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. The counties we serve are Spartanburg, Chester, Cherokee, Lancaster, Union and York. We provide support for over 200 Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Exploring, and Learning for Life programs at local community organizations throughout all six counties.

The Palmetto Council is chartered by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to provide support to local Scouting programs in six counties in South Carolina. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. The counties we serve are Spartanburg, Chester, Cherokee, Lancaster, Union and York. We provide support for over 200 Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Exploring, and Learning for Life programs at local community organizations throughout all six counties.

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Financial

two stars

72.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth -5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Palmetto Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Palmetto Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Palmetto Council (SC) 77.53 two stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus (OH) 92.02 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle (NC) 88.54 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (FL) 96.19 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry (SC) 88.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $920,898
   Federated Campaigns $55,498
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $339
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $976,735
   Program Service Revenue $99,219
Total Primary Revenue $1,075,954
   Other Revenue $702,321
TOTAL REVENUE $1,778,275
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $845,185
   Administrative Expenses $81,930
   Fundraising Expenses $215,020
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,142,135
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $636,140
   
Net Assets $3,059,522

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Character Building Youth Development Programs $845,185 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 77.53 two stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 74.60 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 80.23 three stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 79.69 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.45 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.53 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 81.36 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 57-0314450
Name in IRS Master File BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
NTEE Code O41
NTEE Classification Boy Scouts of America
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(908) Patriotic activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Ruling Date November, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,222 10.00% Greg Leitch CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Palmetto Council (SC) 77.53 two stars
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club (MA) 90.89 four stars
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (CA) 87.65 three stars
Creative Action (TX) 85.99 three stars
Boston Scores (MA) 88.61 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America, Palmetto Council
420 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
tel: (864) 585-4391
fax: (864) 585-7751
EIN: 57-0314450

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Board Leadership

William Gray
President

CEO

Justin Williams
Scout Executive

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