Ways to Give
The YMCA offers individuals, corporations and foundations several sponsorship and underwriting opportunities for key YMCA program initiatives. Here is a partial list of programs and initiatives that are underwritten at our Y:
Healthy U Program, Leaders Club, Summer Camps, Teen Programs, Computer Programs, etc.
General Operating Support
Through our General Operating Support funds we are able to keep the costs of membership and program affordable while maintaining program quality and delivery. By donating to General Operating Support, you provide the YMCA with maximum flexibility to address funding gaps for programs and services as needed.
Each year, the YMCA makes significant capital improvements to all its branches and facilities. By donating to the YMCA’s capital fund, you can help us to keep our facilities current and up to date for years to come.
Volunteer Incentive Programs
A growing number of companies are supporting their employee’s volunteer efforts, by making donations in recognition of volunteer service to a local charity such as the YMCA. Typically, the employer will make a modest gift (up to $500) if an employee volunteers a given number (typically 50) hours to the YMCA. The employer will ask the YMCA to verify your volunteer hours.
Appreciated Stock and Securities
The YMCA will kindly accept gifts of long-term (owned for over 1 year) appreciated stock or securities. In addition to your charitable deduction, you can avoid capital gains taxes. To receive a sample stock transfer letter with our broker’s contact information, please call 973 758 9622.
The YMCA will accept selected goods and professional services as gifts-in-kind. Please contact your local YMCA Executive Director for donations of gifts-in-kind.