The Center for Youth Voice conference experience would not be possible without the financial support of alumni, businesses, and friends of the programs. Each year, the YMCA raises funds through our annual giving programs.

At the YMCA Center for Youth Voice, all of our programs focus on developing leaders. We promote lifelong, responsible citizenship to the youth in Minnesota.

In 2017, 395 qualifying students received financial assistance totaling over $81,000. Many of our scholarship recipients have never had an opportunity to learn about their government in such a hands-on environment. Your donation makes this life-changing experience possible for all students, regardless of their family’s income.

With your help, YIG can:
  • Offer scholarships so that no one is turned away due to financial need
  • Purchase essential program equipment and supplies
  • Provide quality training and retreats programs for youth leadership
  • Resources to execute conference planning and programming

Donate securely online

How to donate

We can process your gift online or by check, deferred billing, monthly credit card billing, EFT and donation of securities. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is fully tax-deductible.

Matching gifts

Most companies match gifts to YMCA programs, including those run by the Center for Youth Voice. Contact your human resources department today, and double your gift to camp.


Youth in Government Endowment Fund

A great way to support CYV is through a personal gift to the endowment fund, either as an immediate donation or as a gift in your estate plan. To make an endowment gift, please contact us. We are deeply honored to be remembered by our friends in such a personal and significant way.

Planned giving opportunities

Information and services are available for making a gift through bequest, life income charitable gift annuities, donation of securities, estate planning and other giving options. Please contact the State Office for more information.