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Gift Opportunities

The San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America serves more than 15,000 young people through a time-tested program of leadership training, character development and citizenship education throughout San Francisco and Alameda Counties. Your support helps us to instill the values and abilities of personal integrity, good citizenship, making the right decision under difficult circumstances and the ability to lead others to succeed in life.

We provide many opportunities to support the Boy Scouts of America in our community. Please choose the opportunity that works best for you. Your gift will make a major impact a young person throughout their life.

Matching Gifts

At the San Francisco Bay Area Council we're dedicated to teaching young people leadership skills, personal integrity and positive character traits. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs, doubling the value of the charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your or your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program, CLICK HERE. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. Thanks for checking to see if your company offers these programs!

Gift of Stock

You can contribute a gift of appreciated stock to the San Francisco Bay Area Council, BSA and provide significant support to Scouting at a significantly lower cost than a cash gift. Your tax deduction is based on the average high and low of your stock gift on the day of the donation regardless of your purchase price. CLICK HERE to access a gift of stock information.

IRA/Retirement Account Transfer

Current tax laws permit a transfer of up to $100,000 from your IRA or Retirement Account directly to a charity tax free. If you have required distribution scheduled (age 70 ½) this will benefit you and the San Francisco Bay Area Council, BSA. If you are 59 years of age you can also make this transfer without a penalty. CLICK HERE for donation form. CLICK HERE for Charitable Rollover Information.

Send an “at risk” youth to summer camp

Your support of sending one of our “at risk youth to summer camp with change their life forever. You ask anyone who has attended summer camp as a youth and these experiences are vivid throughout their lives. Scouts learn team work, self-reliance, confidence and how to succeed.  These are skills and traits that are beneficial throughout anyone’s lifetime. CLICK HERE to send one or several youth to camp.

Other Direct Gifting Opportunities

If the above opportunities are not what you are looking for please consider a general gift to support Scouting’s programs. The San Francisco Bay Area Council spends $350 annually per youth member to provide summer camps, program development, insurance coverage, volunteer training and a qualified staff and service team to help make Scouting the leading youth program in America. CLICK HERE to make a gift to Scouting.

  • Support an "at risk" Unit for a year - $5,000
  • Support 10 Scouts for a year - $3,500
  • Support a new unit of 5 Scouts and startup costs - $2,000
  • Support 4 Scouts for a year - $1,400
  • Support 2 Scouts for a year - $700
  • Send 2 Scouts to Camp - $400
  • Support a Scout per year - $350
  • Uniform for a Scout - $125


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