BSA National Foundation

We financially support the mission, values, and programs of local councils of the Boy Scouts of America and Scouting organizations throughout the world by promoting and soliciting gifts, grants, and matching funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations interested in supporting Scouting both nationally and internationally.

How to Give
The BSA Foundation can help individuals, corporations, and foundations that want to support Scouting in their own communities and around the world. This includes information on numerous types of creative, planned gifts, as well as our most popular form of philanthropy these days, Donor Advised Funds.

Gift-Planning Resources
Life income gifts, gift annuities, wills, and trusts can be complicated. Let us help you with easy-to-use tools and calculators to assist with your gift planning. You can also sign up for our financial enewsletter to receive current news that can impact your estate plans. Go to

Local Council Resources
From time to time, the BSA Foundation makes discretionary funds available to councils for general or specific grant purposes. Check here for current availability of council funding.

Foundation Publications and Documents
This is where you'll find current and archived Foundation Annual Reports, the current IRS Form 990 for the Foundation, as well as other documents that may be useful in your planning.

2014 Annual Report

The Boy Scouts of America National Foundation exists to help secure the future of Scouting. For decades, the Foundation has worked with councils and donors to nurture the philanthropic culture of Scouting. Connecting a donor’s passion and resources with Scouting is the key to a vibrant future. Fiscal security enables local councils and volunteers to dream big and create innovative ways to engage today’s youth. When a financially stable council can increase staffing to meet the vast needs of local youth, Scouting grows. In our annual report, read about councils in action, trustees in action, fund and grant distribution, partnerships, and more.

2014 Annual Report

NEW! Tools for Confidential Recordkeeping for our friends and supporters. Visit our Major Gift Resources page.

The Boy Scouts of America National Foundation supports Scouting in ways that complement efforts of local councils and other Scouting organizations.

NEW! BSA Foundation Case Statement for Funding STEM in Scouting

Contact the Foundation staff about customizing an approach for major STEM donor prospects in your council.