Making A Difference

In Motion, On Mission Campaign

A 5-year, $8 Million Comprehensive Campaign.

In Motion, On Mission is a generosity campaign to grow support for youth scholarships, program operations, facilities, and the legacy of the American Youth Foundation. Launched in 2014, this five-year campaign aims to secure the AYF as a leader in youth development for the decades ahead.

The American Youth Foundation has long enjoyed the support of generous donors. A major goal of this campaign is to grow the number of annual donors to the AYF, knowing that with broader support we will be able to introduce more young people to high quality programs that inspire and encourage them to live more purposefully as their best selves.

Whether through a one-time gift, a multi-year pledge, or a planned estate gift, we hope you will consider moving forward with us towards our best, enabling us to serve and shape more deserving youth in positive powerful ways with the mission of the AYF.

Youth Scholarships and Program Operations

Goal: $2,500,000

Every dollar contributes to mighty results: young people inspired to discover no less than their best. Join our movement, and together we will swing open our doors to more populations of youth. Your donation to this fund will build our programs, helping us to give more scholarships and address obstacles for children whom otherwise would not experience the wonders of Miniwanca and Merrowvista.


Facilities Restoration – Securing Tradition

Goal: $1,500,000

Our Miniwanca and Merrowvista campuses are settings of natural splendor where children flourish with their peers among the trees, along the trails, in the waters and under the shelter of signature buildings. Many of our camp spaces and structures need to be enhanced and restored. With our focus on historic buildings, program spaces and housing for campers and staff, we hope you will consider making an investment to preserve the distinctive character of our campuses.

Facilities Restoration

The Eternal Flame Society- Legacy Giving

Goal: $4,000,000

The In Motion, On Mission campaign marks the launch of the AYF’s Eternal Flame Society. With this, we wish to recognize all those who have named the AYF in a planned or estate gift. These contributions will help ensure the future health of our organization, growing our endowment and serving as critical fuel for the mission in the decades to come. All communicated planned gifts will be acknowledged through this campaign.