X

Charity Navigator relies on donations from users like you.
Did you know that we never charge charities to be rated on our site? This allows us to maintain independence and conduct unbiased evaluations. We're not salespeople. We're coders, data analysts, and information junkies. We need your help. We're a nonprofit that relies on donations averaging $12. If Charity Navigator is useful to you, please take a minute to keep it online and free for another year. Thank you.
Charity Navigator is a nonprofit too. We rely on donations. If everyone reading this donated $5, we could keep it online for another year.
Maybe later  |   I already donated
Disable all preview features

Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council

Teaching values and leadership skills to youth

three stars

82.93

516 Liberty Parkway Birmingham, AL 35242
tel: (888) 490-8955   Web Site
EIN: 63-0302107

Board Leadership
Bill Morton
Chairman Of The Board

CEO
J.T. Dabbs, III
Scout Executive

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.93 three stars
  Financial 81.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council strives to provide support to Boy Scouts in Greater Alabama as they participate in the programs and activities of the Boy Scouts of America. The mission of the Boy Scouts is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on the community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to youth. Chartered by the National Council, our local organization has been assigned responsibility for twenty-two counties in North Alabama. Under our charter we are responsible for making the benefits of the movement available to the youth of the territory served by the council.

Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council strives to provide support to Boy Scouts in Greater Alabama as they participate in the programs and activities of the Boy Scouts of America. The mission of the Boy Scouts is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on the community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to youth. Chartered by the National Council, our local organization has been assigned responsibility for twenty-two counties in North Alabama. Under our charter we are responsible for making the benefits of the movement available to the youth of the territory served by the council.

Impact Information

Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information for rated nonprofits. However, not all rated nonprofits have provided impact information yet. Each of these partners has supplied Charity Navigator with the impact information they receive directly from nonprofits. Submissions must be made on our partner's websites and we plan to update the display of this information regularly.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. Note, this is simply an indication of your interest.

Financial

three stars

81.10

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.91
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council (AL) 82.93 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County (WA) 94.67 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama (AL) 87.27 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Coronado Area Council (KS) 90.88 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Dane County (WI) 90.25 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,937,490
   Federated Campaigns $1,136,730
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,074,220
   Program Service Revenue $1,067,651
Total Primary Revenue $5,141,871
   Other Revenue $746,608
TOTAL REVENUE $5,888,479
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,224,461
   Administrative Expenses $342,193
   Fundraising Expenses $719,071
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,285,725
   
Payments to Affiliates $61,739
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $602,754
   
Net Assets $10,349,045

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
Scouting Program $4,224,461 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 82.93 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 83.01 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 84.47 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 76.50 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 81.29 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 81.18 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.00 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.71 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 72.45 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 78.43 two stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 68.57 one star
2006-12 12/01/2007 69.96 one star
2005-12 12/01/2006 65.78 one star
2004-12 01/01/2006 77.52 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 70.13 two 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 63-0302107
Name in IRS Master File BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$217,449 4.11% JT Dabbs Council Scout Executive, C

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council (AL) 82.93 three stars
Creative Action (TX) 88.65 three stars
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council (FL) 88.22 three stars
Union League Boys & Girls Clubs (IL) 96.24 four stars
The Carver Foundation of Norwalk (CT) 92.45 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council
516 Liberty Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35242
tel: (888) 490-8955
fax: (205) 970-0349
EIN: 63-0302107

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Bill Morton
Chairman Of The Board

CEO

J.T. Dabbs, III
Scout Executive

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.