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 make 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 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 or cars that can be donated during your lifetime or can be conveyed by bequest.

For more information please contact Margo Byrne, President & CEO at margo.byrne@ciymca.org or (805) 569-1103 ext 1012