Thank you for your support for our work to empower young people and to empower national YMCA Movements all around the world. We make a little go a very long way: we receive annual membership fees from our members, some partnership funds, and donations from companies, organisations and individuals, but the scope of our activity is huge and we always need more. We seek all your support – be it financial or otherwise. We thank you for involvement in our work, and pledge to keep you informed about the work we do with your money.
We thank you for your support for unspecified projects: your donation will be added to our core budget which covers our work in youth empowerment, Movement strengthening, advocacy and partnership, resource mobilisation, and communications.
You can also donate to the World Alliance of YMCAs via bank transfer or cheque using these details:
World Alliance of YMCAs
1, Chemin de Mouille Galland,
Switzerland Bank: UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland) SA
PO Box 2600, 1211 Geneva 2,
Account number: 0240-617775.10L
IBAN Code: CH780024024061777510 L
Youth Led Solutions Initiative
Youth-Led Solutions (2020)
The climate crisis is here. As its effects accelerate, climate disasters are expected to worsen and become more frequent. Our young people will be left to face the impact on their lives and their world. We have a window of opportunity to address the climate crisis, but time is of the essence.
From October 12 to October 23, 2020, the World YMCA, YMCA of USA, YMCA of San Francisco together with the United Nations, WWF and key partners are launching YMCA’s Youth-Led Solutions Summit Initiative to empower young leaders across the globe to create solutions to pressing global issues, beginning with climate action. The virtual Youth-Led Solutions Summit Initiative will put critical resources, including knowledge and seed funding, directly into the hands of young change makers to develop innovative approaches to address the climate crisis.
Over 300 young leaders age 15 to 30 from around the world will participate. They will work together in “Solution Teams” to develop project proposals and compete for Seed Funding grants that will enable them to implement their ideas.
Solving the world’s greatest challenges is not something our young people can do alone. We invite you to stand with our young people and support them by investing in a Seed Grant today.
Your generosity will help enable a team of passionate young leaders to realise their dream of taking action to stop the climate crisis.
By investing in a Seed Grant, you will also convey an important message of solidarity and confidence in our young to lead the change we need.
Donation Youth-led solutions
YMCA Solidarity Fund
Our YMCAs are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The World YMCA has launched a global YMCA Solidarity Fund to support the YMCA National Movements which are struggling, offering institutional grants of up to $20.000.
The grants will help build the resilience of YMCAs around the world and most importantly, will save jobs for those at risk of being laid off or furloughed because of the pandemic. We need your support!
YMCA Solidarity Fund
Beirut Explosion – Response and Recovery
Emergency Fundraising Appeal
The global YMCA family is standing in support of the Lebanon YMCA and all those affected by the immense and deadly explosion that rocked Beirut, Lebanon on 4 August 2020.
A fundraising appeal is now open. Donations can be made to support the Lebanon YMCA. The funds raised will support the relief and rehabilitation work done by Lebanon YMCA. We thank you for your solidarity and support.
Emergency Fund for Staff and Retirees (Secours Speciaux)
Providing financial support to YMCA staff and dependants in crisis situations.
The SS Fund was created to provide support to present or former YMCA staff, or their direct dependants, who face severe personal hardship. Volunteer leaders may also be considered for such support provided their needs conform to the spirit of the fund.
Every day, political unrest, conflict and natural disaster destroy the livelihoods, homes and communities of people all over the world. In these situations, present or former YMCA staff and their families might be in need of urgent support to meet their everyday needs, or in extreme cases to flee to safety.
In many areas of the world where the YMCA is active, basic retirement provision or medical insurance is not a right for those who have spent many years, or indeed their lives committed to the movement. In such cases, former YMCA staff may find themselves in need, without sufficient, if any, income, due to retirement or illness. The aim of the fund is also to assist staff in these crisis situations.
Inequality around the world is not diminishing. There are still many countries in which the YMCA operates where there is virtually no retirement and or medical provision. Similarly, the devastation caused by armed conflict, political upheaval and natural disaster is widespread, and affects many of the communities in which the YMCA is active.
Thus, it becomes an obligation for the rest of the world-wide family of the YMCA Movement to ensure that our colleagues in less fortunate circumstances have the means to overcome crisis situations.
Inequality around the world is not diminishing.