There Are Many Ways

You Can Give to the Y

You know the challenges that we face in San Diego. People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. People are not connected to their neighbors and face time happens through a phone. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all we do is watch it grow.

But when challenges arise, the Y – and donors like you – steps in. After over 100 years of serving San Diego, the Y understands what our community needs to be its best. Working with generous donors like you, the Y provides everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others, and contribute to a better community. Everything the Y does is in service of making us – as individuals and a community – better.

Annual Campaign

The Y is a positive force in this community.
Together, we take on the challenges that shape our San Diego’s future. From tackling the achievement gap to teaching healthy habits for a lifetime or giving people the chance to strengthen our community through volunteering, everything the Y does is in service of building a better us.
Every day, our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. YMCA donors, volunteers, members, and partners like you make the difference.

Your gift can help San Diego and everyone in it shine.


Planned Giving

If you would like to extend your support of the YMCA of San Diego County to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from.
Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support the YMCA branch or program of your choice.



Volunteering is one of the essential ways the Y engages people and helps them to be healthy, confident, and connected to others. The role of volunteers distinguishes the Y as a place where everyone can take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in the community. At the Y, volunteer development is everyone’s job. A strong partnership between volunteers and staff is essential to operating effective and cause-driven programs.
To achieve that partnership, Ys prepare for and manage environments in which staff and volunteers work together in clearly defined roles to advance the Y’s cause. This requires everyone’s commitment to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers that match their interests and to ensure the operational and financial support to engage, manage, and recognize program volunteers.


Capital Gifts

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.
With your help, we can serve others, nurture children, and stay healthy for decades to come.

Contact your local branch to ask about capital gift or naming opportunities.

In addition, we are committed to building additional YMCA branches in areas of San Diego where there is tremendous community need. New YMCAs will provide life-changing programs for hundreds if not thousands more people of all abilities and ages.

Kids to Camp

Kids to Camp is a support campaign to help kids in our financial scholarship program attend day camp sessions or overnight camp. It's an amazing opportunity to make an impact in a child's life.
Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, children from all walks of life have been able to reap the benefits of YMCA camps — many for the first time!
Please give a child the experience of a lifetime.