Ways to Donate
Your investment in AYF allows young people to connect with their purpose and their passion in positive, challenging outdoor environments, surrounded by others who are also seeking to discover their best. As a non-profit, AYF relies on the support of our community, made up of adults who have experienced and been shaped by our programs, families of our participants, as well as youth and staff members and the broader community. We invite you to explore how you can support this work and empower youth to discover their strengths and capacities through AYF programs.
How you can make a gift to support AYF's work:
To make a secure online gift, click here to donate now.
To mail your gift, complete our giving form and include your credit card payment or check/money order payable to The American Youth Foundation.
Please mail to American Youth Foundation, Advancement Office, 6357 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117.
To make your gift by phone, please call the AYF Advancement office at 314-719-4343.
Please contact the AYF Advancement office at 314-719-4343 or email [email protected] and we will be happy to provide instructions for donating securities to the American Youth Foundation.
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity and created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an organization, family, or individual. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend grants from the fund over time.
If you have a donor-advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the American Youth Foundation directly from your DAF, as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating.
If your fund is not listed, or if you need further information, please contact the AYF Advancement office at [email protected] or 314-719-4343. The American Youth Foundation’s federal tax identification number is 43-0652614.
Many options are available for making a planned gift to The American Youth Foundation. These include bequests, life insurance, retirement plan contributions, and real estate. For more information about Planned Giving options, please contact Liz Marshall, Director of Advancement at 314-719-4343 x 1103 or email [email protected].
Gifts in honor or memory of someone special serve as a tribute to a loved one and/or someone who has impacted your life. The American Youth Foundation will send an acknowledgment card as directed by the donor. Please provide the full name and address of the person(s) you wish for us to inform of your donation and any special message preferred.
To mail your tribute gift, complete our giving form and include your credit card payment or check/money order payable to The American Youth Foundation.
To make a secure tribute gift online, click here to donate now.
Thanks to generous companies, employees who are supporters of the American Youth Foundation can help grow their investment in AYF further than they could individually through an employer match.
This partnership is one that cannot go unnoticed and we truly appreciate both the donor and the company coming together to help youth become their best self.
Click here to find out if your company matches your donation. If they do, you can double your gift to the AYF!
While most people think about monetary donations to help support the American Youth Foundation, donations of goods and services can be extremely valuable to further the AYF mission as well.
Individuals, corporations and community organizations can help the AYF through donations of camping equipment, office furniture, supplies for our programs, and silent auction items for the special events, just to name a few.
If you have any questions on how you can support the AYF through in kind gifts, please contact the AYF Advancement office at 314-719-4343 or email [email protected]