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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry

Great futures start here.

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three stars

89.79

10 Pinckney Colony Road, Suite 103 Bluffton, SC 29909
tel: (843) 379-5430   Web Site
EIN: 57-0811876

Board Leadership
Michael Garcia
President

CEO
Chris Protz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.79 three stars
  Financial 91.99 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry began in the mid-1980s when a group of Beaufort County residents came together to find a solution for the lack of structured, positive activities for the community's children. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club in the Lowcountry and in every corner of the United States is "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." Great futures start everyday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry. The organization operates five (5) clubs in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. Nearly 2,000 members, ages 6 -18 years old, belong to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry began in the mid-1980s when a group of Beaufort County residents came together to find a solution for the lack of structured, positive activities for the community's children. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club in the Lowcountry and in every corner of the United States is "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." Great futures start everyday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry. The organization operates five (5) clubs in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. Nearly 2,000 members, ages 6 -18 years old, belong to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.

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Financial

four stars

91.99

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.45
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry (SC) 89.79 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-VA Council (DE) 88.53 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood (CA) 92.89 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County (NJ) 95.47 four stars
Mecklenburg County Council Boy Scouts of America (NC) 87.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,653,255
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $52,428
Total Contributions $2,705,683
   Program Service Revenue $714,929
Total Primary Revenue $3,420,612
   Other Revenue $809,517
TOTAL REVENUE $4,230,129
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,506,726
   Administrative Expenses $472,746
   Fundraising Expenses $223,265
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,202,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,027,392
   
Net Assets $7,967,716

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/01/2018 89.79 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-09 08/26/2015 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry has historically reported fundraising expenses on their Form 990. However, its most recent Form 990 lists no fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities only rarely are able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Boys & Girls of the Lowcountry for clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation. We are therefore unable to evaluate the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry and thus have issued this Donor Advisory.
2013-09 12/01/2014 82.87 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 83.13 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 76.18 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 83.48 three stars

Historical CN Advisories

09/01/2016-12/01/2018: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry on December 1, 2018, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since September 1, 2015) and because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:
 
  • The organization's FYE 2015, FYE 2016, and FYE 2017 990s report fundraising expenses.
 
Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:
 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, Boys & Girls of the Lowcountry's Fiscal Year Ending 09/2014 Form 990 does not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Boys & Girls of the Lowcountry for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

    • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry has posted their newest 990, which does list fundraising expenses, to their website. For more information, please see the Fiscal Year Ending 09/30/2016 Form 990.

08/26/2015-01/08/2018: Moderate Concern Advisory

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry’s most recent Form 990 for 09/2014 does not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

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

EIN 57-0811876
Name in IRS Master File BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF LOWCOUNTRY INC
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 (321) Boys Club, Little League, etc.
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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry (SC) 89.79 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (GA) 88.87 three stars
More Than Words (MA) 90.58 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (MO) 85.94 three stars
Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program (FL) 91.53 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry
10 Pinckney Colony Road, Suite 103
Bluffton, SC 29909
tel: (843) 379-5430
fax: (843) 379-5431
EIN: 57-0811876

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Board Leadership

Michael Garcia
President

CEO

Chris Protz
Executive Director

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