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.
On Thursday 24 February 2022, Ukraine came under fire. YMCAs in the country itself (in Kyiv and 25 other locations) and in Ukraine’s neighbouring countries Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland, are now in urgent need of funding to help those living with or feeling from violence. Our staff and volunteers are providing shelter and urgent support to those in need.
Please help by giving to the fundraising effort being led by our friends and colleagues in YMCA Europe. As we start to estimate the full costs of the damage – physical, emotional, and ‘structural’, to peace in Europe and the world – we will work to repair that damage in the short, medium and long term.
We will regularly update our website and social media communications with stories about how YMCAs in Ukraine, in Europe and around the world are working for peace.
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.
On Sunday 16 May 2021, an air raid demolished a building adjacent to the YMCA Gaza’s facilities, causing extensive and direct damage to the building and to the entire surrounding area. We intend to raise $20,000+ in support of the rebuilding efforts of YMCA Gaza.
The Youth-Led Solutions Initiative (YLSI) is the future – for YMCA, and for the world. It allows young people to learn, debate and then put forward solutions to tackle the greatest societal challenges facing young people today. It needs your help!
The World YMCA has launched a global YMCA Solidarity Fund to support the YMCA National Movements struggling in the face of COVID-19, offering institutional grants of up to $20,000.
YMCA Myanmar has been severely affected by the military coup of 1 February, which has seen hundreds of people killed by the military, and thousands arrested. A number of its own staff have been detained for being part of the 2019 democratic elections, and a number of its volunteers have been arrested at peaceful protests.