We have many options for making your gift to the YMCA of the East Bay. All gifts, of ANY amount, will make a big difference. Whether you make your gift today or leave a legacy gift to impact the Y well into its future, we can't thank you enough for your support!
Gifts by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order should be made payable to the YMCA of the East Bay. Please include a note telling us how you’d like your gift to be used.
You can mail your check to:
YMCA of the East Bay
2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Click here to make your credit card gift online. And to make regular giving even easier, you can also set up a monthly recurring gift online. This is the fastest way to impact our Y community!
Become part of our monthly donor community and provide access and opportunities for individuals and families served daily at the YMCA. Start today!
Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks and bonds can provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to the YMCA of the East Bay before they are sold—creating an income tax deduction and avoiding the capital gains tax that would have been due upon their sale if held more than a year. Please consult with your tax advisor for taxable benefits.
To donate securities from your brokerage account to the YMCA of the East Bay:
How the securities transfer process works:
In order for the YMCA of the East Bay to properly credit the gift, it is important that you or your broker notify us of the gift and its intended purpose, and that the broker reference your name in the DTC transfer instructions by including donor’s name, address, name of security, number of shares, and designation/purpose.
To make a gift by wire transfer, follow these steps:
The bank will then transfer the funds from your account to the YMCA of the East Bay. By sending us a copy of the form, you alert us of your gift and ensure that it will be used as you intended.
Questions? Please contact Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The value of a gift-in-kind can be tax-deductible depending on the tangible items donated, such as computers, furniture, equipment, new books, etc. Email us at email@example.com and we can help assess if there’s a match for your donated item to a particular need at the YMCA of the East Bay.
You may be able to double or even triple your contribution to the YMCA of the East Bay with a corporate matching gift. Many companies match donations made by employees to organizations like the YMCA. Check if your employer matches gifts!
The YMCA of the East Bay recognizes individuals who plan to leave a legacy by committing a portion or all of any part of their wills, trusts, retirement plans, and other planned gift. We will be able to thank you and recognize you as a member of the YMCA of the East Bay Heritage Club.
Contact Manny Nungaray, Chief Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org to make plans or notify us of your planned gift intentions.
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To get started, visit smile.amazon.com, click on ‘Get Started’ and login. On the left corner of the webpage, click on ‘Supporting’ and ‘Change charity’ by looking up the YMCA of the East Bay. Shopping and supporting the Y? Win-win!
Make a gift in honor of, or in memory of someone special. We will be sure to notify the recipient of your generosity without disclosing the gift amount.
Donating your unwanted car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat is easy!
Here’s How It Works: