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YMCA of MARTA'S VINEYARD

Your generosity will help the Y help those who need it most. Every day the Y provides opportunities for children, teens, individuals and families to be part of our community, learn new skills, develop healthy habits and create lasting friendships.

How you can help

It is your generosity that allows the Y of Martha’s Vineyard to best serve our community and to ensure that we are there for those that need us the most. Every day the Y provides opportunities for children, teens, individuals and families to belong, to be part of a community, learn new skills, develop healthy habits and create lasting friendships.

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION NOW

6,000,000

DOLLARS RAISED

Through the generous support of our donors we have been able to keep our programming accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay.

2,168

FAMILIES HELPED

Since opening it's doors the Y has positively influenced more than 2,000 families through our programming and facility offerings.

3,500

CHILDREN TAUGHT TO SWIM

Through swim lessons and 3rd grade water safety we are providing Island kids with the skills to feel safe and confident in the water.

WHAT YOUR GIFT WILL DO

  1. $100 teaches a child life saving water safety skills
  2. $250 will allow one child to build character through one week of summer camp
  3. $500 allows one senior companionship and a sense of belonging with an annual membership
  4. $1,000 gives 20 children confidence in summer camp or after school
  5. $5,000 helps 50 seniors’ rehabilitation through aqua aerobics
  6. $10,000 supports ten working families with one year of membership

YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Every dollar donated to the Y goes directly to support programs and services, not administrative costs.

The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS code. Your gift is deeply appreciated and fully deductible as allowed by law.


Ways to GIVE

The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is a non-profit organization whose success depends on the generous support of friends like you. No matter what the form of the gift, support from members and friends allows the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard to provide mission-based support to our members and to our community at large. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Cash

Direct cash gifts (cash, checks or credit cards) are the most common form of giving. Checks should be made payable to the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard and mailed to: Rachel Serwa, 111R Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Matching Gifts

The YMCA is working with current donors and organizations to create opportunities to double your donation. We have a current challenge that will match any donations towards the Scholarship Fund up to $100,000; thus doubling your donation

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts offer numerous ways to provide contributions to the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard while creating income, obtaining certain tax advantages, and providing for loved ones. Please review the brief descriptions below for information on ways to make a planned gift to the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard. It is recommended that you consult your financial advisor when considering gifts of this nature.

Bequests

A bequest is the result of careful thought about the good use of assets that have taken a lifetime of work, care, and stewardship to build or preserve. The bequest may be a specific sum or a percentage of an estate that can significantly increase the amount of the final gift.

Securities

Outright gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares) are tax deductible at full fair-market value if the donor has owned the asset for at least 12 months. To avoid capital gains taxes, you must provide the securities themselves, not the proceeds from their sale. Gifts of closely held stock (usually stock in a family-owned business) also carry benefits for the donor. The stock must have been held for at least 12 months for you to claim a charitable deduction at full fair market value. If the deduction exceeds $10,000, a qualified appraisal is required for tax purposes.

Qualified Retirement Plan Benefits

For many people, retirement plan benefits constitute a major portion of their assets. However, such assets can be heavily taxed when they pass to heirs, and over-funding of retirement accounts can result in significant tax liabilities. Charitable uses of retirement benefits can provide benefits to the donor and recipients.

LIFE INSurance

There are many ways in which life insurance policies can be used to make a gift. Some provide a tax deduction and may enable the donor to make a larger gift than might otherwise be possible.