Giving Back

The Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening our community. When you support the Y, you join an organization that offers well-being and opportunity for children, teens, adults, and families. While cash gifts through our Annual Campaign, for programs like kids to camp, and participation in our planning giving program called Heritage Club are the most utilized, we appreciate other means to help grow our reach. 

Hundreds of companies across the country match employee contributions to the YMCA. Simply contact your employer’s human resources office and ask whether your company matches employee donations. Memorial gifts are a great way to honor a loved one. Our YMCA branch facilities need updates, renovations, and expansions throughout the years to allow us to meet the growing physical, educational, and social needs of the communities we serve. A capital gift ensures we have the needed infrastructure. Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the YMCA every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. The YMCA appreciates stocks and property such as real estate that can be donated during your lifetime or can be conveyed by bequest.

For more information, contact Monica Grant, Chief Resource Development Officer at or (805) 569-1103


Procedures for the Gifting of Stock



If a donor intends to donate stock to the Channel Islands YMCA, the donor must transfer the securities into a brokerage account in the name of the Channel Islands Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). The YMCA will, upon receipt, sell the securities and issue a letter/receipt to the donor for the gift.


YMCA currently maintains an account for this purpose. The donor should instruct his/her broker to transfer the appropriate securities in accordance with OTC stock transfer instructions as follows:


Brokerage firm:

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
1945 Northwestern Drive
El Paso, TX 79912-1108
Phone: 877-615-2385


Investment Manager:

West Coast Financial
Contact: Allison Strouss
Phone: 805-568-7557


Account name: Channel Islands Young Men's Christian Association
Account number:  8626-7576
OTC Clearing: 0164, Code 40


The following person should also be notified of the pending transfer by the donor. Please include any designations/restrictions as to YMCA branch, campaign, program and/or purpose:

Cindy Halstead, CFO
Channel Islands YMCA
805-569-1103 x 1019


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The Channel Islands YMCA is proud to attain the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

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