A branch of the Channel Islands YMCA

a branch of the Channel Islands YMCA

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The Y is more than fitness. It's more than healthy-living. It's more than swimming and racquetball and camping and childcare. Yes, we invented basketball. Yes, we created Father's Day. But do you know what else we've done? We've gotten kids off the streets; we've given people a home and a place where they feel like they can be whomever they want to be, do whatever they want to do, and learn and grow as individuals. We have provided members of our community right here in Santa Barbara with a safe haven and the resources they need to live the life that they deserve.  

So we've told you about us, but who are you? You care about the well-being of your family, friends and neighbors. You value education, food security, disease prevention, and living a healthy life.

Let's create something great together. For a better you. For a better community. For a better tomorrow. 

The Y. For a better us.

We're not asking for much, we're just asking for your support.

Do you want to donate money that will have an immediate effect on the betterment of the lives and well-being of individuals in our community?

Do you have a used car that could help those in need, rather than sitting in your garage?

Do you want your name to be forever remembered through the YMCA endowment?

Do you want to involve your family and friends in raising funds for the YMCA?

Do you want your company to match your generous gift? Reach out to your HR department to learn if this is something that your company provides. 

Do you want to contribute in any other way, shape or form? We accept everything from real property to stock. Contact our Chief Development Officer, Jill Rode, CFRE (805.569.1102 x23 or jill.rode@ciymca.org) to learn how your generous donation could impact our community.

P.S. Here at the YMCA, we are committed to the highest ethical standards of a public charity. We are governed by, and accountable to, an independent board of directors of community leaders and volunteers. Whatever you give, and whenever you give it, you can rest assured that your donation will be in good hands. 

Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by IRS law. Pledges can be paid anytime prior to December 31, 2015 as a one-time gift or in multiple payments. Please let us know if your company matches employee donations to nonprofit organizations such as the YMCA.


Heritage Club – Planned Giving

YMCA’s Heritage Club is a special group of individuals who have chosen to remember the YMCA with a planned gift through their estate or by making an outright gift to the YMCA’s endowment.

If you are interested in learning more about the Heritage Club and how you can help preserve the YMCA for future click Here to download the Heritage Club Brochure

click here to learn more about Heritage Club

Ways to Make a Gift
The YMCA accepts gifts with credit cards, checks, bank drafts, stock, and planned gifts. 

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The YMCA is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Good Stewardship
The YMCA is committed to the highest ethical standards of a public charity. The YMCA is governed by and accountable to an independent board of directors of community leaders and volunteers.

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