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Big or small, every gift helps children, youth, adults and families in our communities. There are many ways to give to the YMCA of Greater Toronto. Find the option below that works best for you.

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YMCA Kids Challenge

Food for Tots presents the YMCA Kids Challenge 2018

On May 24th, more than 20,000 kids from across the GTA will take part in the YMCA Kids Challenge and walk to make a difference in their communities. 

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Give today


Give Today

Your gift will provide critical services for children, adults and families in your neighborhood and across our city, including child care, summer day camp, outdoor education, safe spaces for teens, youth leadership development, support for street-involved and LGBTQ2S youth, access to health & fitness programs and more.

You can make stories of belonging, connection, leadership and transformation possible with your gift today.

Give monthly


Give Monthly

When you become a monthly supporter, your gifts will go to work right away and make a difference at our YMCAs throughout the year. Your monthly gift can be $10, $25 or any amount you choose.

Giving monthly allows you to budget and plan more effectively: donations are processed on the 1st or 15th of each month and you can change or cancel your gift at any time. Each January, you will receive one consolidated tax receipt for all your gifts made in the previous year.

Your gifts, combined with those of other monthly donors, will provide a reliable source of income and will also reduce costs for postage, paper and printing. This means that more of your dollars will go towards supporting children and families.

For more information, or for assistance with making your gift, contact Samantha Grande:

416-928-3362 ext. 22536 Donate now Close

Host a fundraiser


Host a fundraising event in support of the YMCA

Did you know that almost any event can be an occasion to support the YMCA? Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or bake sale, running a 5K or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, you can invite others to make a difference by supporting your efforts!

Become a member of the YMCA Community Crew by setting up a fundraising page for your event here.

To learn more about hosting an event or how the YMCA can support your fundraising goals, download our tool kit below or contact Camille Buchanan:

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Get involved

Do you want to help create a more inclusive and caring city?

Leadership Giving Circle is a special group of committed donors who share the Y’s values and who want to take a leadership role in creating more spaces at YMCAs in our neighborhoods will allow children and families to thrive. Members of the Leadership Giving Circle donate $1,000 or more annually - or just $83 per month - and receive special recognition and informational updates about how their support is making a difference in our neighborhoods.

To learn more about the YMCA’s Leadership Giving Circle or to get involved, contact Taylor Jennings:

416-928-3362 ext. 22584

Exercise your community muscles with Megathon, a week-long series of fitness challenge held each March to raise money for the YMCA. Fundraise, donate, participate - and help create more spaces for children and families to thrive!


YMCA kids take part in Kids Challenge every May, so that other kids can get healthy and stay active at the YMCA. More than 20,000 kids invite their friends and family to pledge them to walk a combined 700,000 kilometres all across the GTA!

Kids Challenge

For information about sponsorship or participation, contact Amanda Browne:

416-928-3362 ext. 22595

We work closely with our corporate partners to identify philanthropic and sponsorship opportunities based on your company's interests.

To learn how you can leverage the YMCA brand to achieve your CSR objectives, contact Renee Beneteau, CFRE:

416-928-3362 ext. 22534

Other ways to give

By making a charitable bequest in your will, you can leave a legacy that will help shape the future of Toronto.

A sentence in your will, or a codicil appended to your present will, that names the YMCA of Greater Toronto as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate is all that is required.

Sample Language for a Charitable Bequest to the YMCA of Greater Toronto:
“I give to YMCA of Greater Toronto or its successors (Charitable Reg. # - 11930 7080 RR0001) the sum of $___ of my estate to be used for its general purposes.”

OR, you may give a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all other bequests have been made:
“I give to YMCA of Greater Toronto or its successors (Charitable Reg. # - 11930 7080 RR0001) ___% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for its general purposes.”

OR, you may prefer to give a particular asset:
“I give to YMCA of Greater Toronto or its successors (Charitable Reg. # - 11930 7080 RR0001) my shares of ___ stock to be used for its general purposes."

Please note that the information provided is general in nature. We encourage that you contact and consult your own legal and financial counsel in the development of your own financial estate plans.

For more information, contact Renee Beneteau, CFRE:

416-928-3362 ext. 22534

Do you want to celebrate a special person in your life?

Recognize a YMCA staff member, or a friend or loved one, by making a gift in their honour. You can choose to have them or their loved ones receive an e-card informing them of your generous act.

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For information or assistance with making your gift, contact Samantha Grande:

416-928-3362 ext. 22536

A donation of publicy traded securities is one of the easiest and most effective ways to give.

When you give stocks, bonds, futures and options, as well as shares in mutual funds, you pay no tax on the capital gain, reducing your out-of-pocket expense. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of your donation.

Please download and complete the form linked below, or contact Juniper Locilento:

416-928-3362 ext. 22447 Form [PDF]