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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry

Great futures start here.

82.48

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

Board Leadership
Hall Sumner, III
President

CEO
Chris Protz
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.48
  Financial 84.10
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00
This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

84.10

Accountability & Transparency

81.00

This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.72
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry (SC) 82.48
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (TN) 87.98
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (CA) 86.38
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (MD) 91.77
Boy Scouts of America, Middle Tennessee Council (TN) 90.40

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,100,190
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $203,141
Total Contributions $2,303,331
   Program Service Revenue $529,400
Total Primary Revenue $2,832,731
   Other Revenue $1,025,378
TOTAL REVENUE $3,858,109
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,744,556
   Administrative Expenses $517,750
   Fundraising Expenses $285,825
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,548,131
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $309,978
   
Net Assets $9,578,840

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.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 12/23/2021 82.48
2019-09 12/01/2020 85.90
2018-09 10/01/2019 88.27
2017-09 12/01/2018 89.79
 
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
2012-09 12/01/2013 83.13
2011-09 11/06/2012 76.18
2010-09 02/01/2012 83.48

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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
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) 82.48
Row New York (NY) 93.12
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee (WI) 87.76
More Than Words (MA) 96.58
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (IN) 85.97

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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

Hall Sumner, III
President

CEO

Chris Protz
Executive Director

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