How to Give

As a donor to the Greater Los Angeles Area Council, you determine where your money goes and how it will be spent. The Council ensures your wishes and passions are followed and supported. It is also our job to keep you informed on the status and impact of your gift or fund. Gifts to the Council may be used for operating, capital or endowment needs.

You can also make undesignated gifts to the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation and allow the Foundation to distribute the funds to councils and initiatives. The Foundation is on the leading edge of Scouting need and program innovation. Your undesignated or discretionary funds can be distributed directly to councils with specific needs or for innovative pilot programs. Click here for information on giving through the Foundation.

As the cost of setting up and administering a gift can be prohibitively expensive, the BSA Foundation can serve as trustee for a wide variety of charitable gifts at competitive rates. Additionally, you may want to make a large gift supporting worthwhile charities other than Scouting. The Foundation permits you to name other qualified charities, in addition to the Foundation, as beneficiaries of a gift or trust. This can greatly reduce the time and expense of making separate gifts to each charity.

The Foundation can assist with your gift planning. Click here for planned giving resources.