Charity Ratings

Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC) is committed to accountability, transparency, financial health, integrity, ethical business practices, program quality, and customer service. Every dollar contributed to SHAC stays in SHAC – 87% of every dollar contributed to SHAC is invested in programs and services. SHAC has invested millions of dollars to impact the lives of youth in the inner-city areas of the Houston region through initiatives such as ScoutReach

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability and transparency of America's largest charities.

Charity Navigator awarded the Sam Houston Area Council four out of a possible four stars for the sixth consecutive year. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the council adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. 

This is the highest possible rating and indicates that our organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in our area of work. Only 8% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least six consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.


GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

GuidestarThe Sam Houston Area Council earned the Gold Seal of Transparency for providing up-to-date information to allow potential donors and funders to make educated decisions about the work we do to make the world a better place. This included five charting impact questions (goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, progress).

BBB Accredited Charity

BBB AccreditedThe Sam Houston Area Council has met all 20 of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability and shows a commitment to integrity, ethical business practices, and customer service.