Making A Difference

Ways to Donate

Your investment in AYF allows people to discover the richness of our outdoor environments, the fun of interacting with a positive community, and the challenge of self-discovery.

Following is a list of options to help you make your gift to support the AYF.

Make a Gift by Mail

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.

Make a Gift by Phone

To make your gift by phone, please call the AYF Advancement office at 314-719-4343.

Make a Gift of Securities

Please contact the AYF Advancement office at 314-719-4343 or email advancement@ayf.com and we will be happy to provide instructions for donating securities to the American Youth Foundation.

Include the AYF in Your Will or Estate: Planned Giving

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 lmarshall@ayf.com.

Tribute Gifts (In Honor or in Memory)

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.

Matching Gifts

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!

In-Kind Donations

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 advancement@ayf.com

Donor Bill of Rights

To review The American Youth Foundation’s Donor Bill of Rights, click here.

Donor Privacy Policy

To review The American Youth Foundation’s Donor Privacy Policy, click here.

Still Have Questions? Contact us!

Please contact the AYF Advancement office at 314-719-4343 or email advancement@ayf.com and we would be happy to assist you!