Planned Giving

Your act of generosity, our longevity

With planned giving, you can provide long-lasting support for Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.


To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Who We Serve

The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (BGCSPS) was founded 77 years ago in downtown Tacoma. Over the years, the organization grew to serve youth, ages 6 to 18, in Pierce, Kitsap and Mason Counties with after school and summer programming centered around three content areas: 1) Academic Success, 2) Character and Leadership, and 3) Healthy Lifestyles.

BGCSPS intentionally serves youth who typically live in low income neighborhoods with high crime, gang and drug activity. Youth from low-income or stressed families are typically limited in their ability to participate in positive activities during after school and summer hours, activities that help them prepare for success in school and in the workforce. Having a safe and positive place for out-of-school hours is key to the well-being and engagement of youth living in challenging environments. Our Clubs provide these opportunities for youth, regardless of their familys ability to pay.

In 2016, the organization served an average of 1,284 youth, ages 6-18, per day in the summer and 1,501 per day in the school year. Their total membership is north of 6,300. Of the entire membership, 47% are girls and 53% are boys; 26% are African American, 3% are Asian American, 8% are Hispanic/Latino, 1% is Native American, 3% are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 37% are Caucasian, and 22% are of mixed races.

According to USDA reports, 74% of youth who attend our Clubs are low-income and eligible for free/reduced lunches. Membership fees are on a sliding scale and many kids are on full scholarship.

Our Vision

The organization's strategic goals, developed by BGCSPS staff and approved by our Board of Directors, are to:

1) Ensure the financial sustainability of the organization.

2) Increase impact on youth served (strive for 100% graduation rate; 70% of kids who volunteer; and 80% of kids who participate in at least 60-minutes of physical activity daily).

3) Develop strategic partnerships with a focus on schools and volunteers.

4) Encourage strategic growth (ensure our footprint serves 6 to 18 year olds; enhance impact and capacity utilization).

5) Attract, develop, and retain a highly capable workforce that reflects the diversity of our Club members.

No child is turned away due to inability to pay.

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