Every little bit helps
Your support will give those who need it most, regardless of their financial means, access to our supportive programs and services. Your gift will go to work immediately; helping us meet current needs and providing financial assistance to those who need our support.
You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount you give, resulting in tax savings for you.
Honour someone special
Tribute and memorial gifts are a meaningful way to honour a loved one or recognize a special occasion while also making a difference to our communities.
Please contact us to make a gift.
The most common planned gifts are gifts via wills or gifts of life insurance. By making a planned gift, you are investing in the future of YMCA Northumberland and the communities it serves.
Make a gift in your will
Your bequest can include cash, securities, retirement funds, real estate or other property. Talk to your lawyer or adviser about the options. The most common types of bequests are:
Residual bequests: Designate all or part of your estate to YMCA Northumberland. The advantage is that there is no need to update that part of your will, even as your estate adjusts in size.
Specific bequests: Designate a fixed dollar amount or a specific property to YMCA Northumberland. The advantage is that the size of the gift remains fixed and is the first to be distributed.
Sample Statements to add to your will:
I, ____________________, bequeath to YMCA Northumberland ________% of the residue of my estimate for its sole use absolutely.
or for a specific legacy amount
I, ____________________, bequeath to YMCA Northumberland $_________________ from my estate for its sole use absolutely.
YMCA Northumberland charitable number #11930 7171-RR0001
Make a gift of life insurance
A cost-effective method of donating to YMCA Northumberland that can create a future gift that is considerably larger than many donors could make during their lifetime.
Three ways to donate life insurance:
- Donate an existing policy: receive a charitable tax receipt for the net cash surrender value and any premiums paid after the donation date.
- Donate a new policy: receive a charitable tax receipt for any premiums paid after the donation date.
- Make YMCA Northumberland the beneficiary of your individual or workplace insurance. Your estate then receives a charitable tax receipt.
To discuss a bequest or gift of insurance to YMCA Northumberland, please contact our Manager, Financial Services Tim Strong at [email protected].
A meaningful gift with tax benefits
The benefits of donating a gift of securities to the YMCA are two-fold. First, you will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation in the amount of the closing trading price on the day YMCA Northumberland will receive the security. Second, your donation is exempt from the capital gains tax that typically applies to the sale of a security.
To make a gift of securities, please email [email protected] for more information.
Volunteer your time at the YMCA
The YMCA offers a wide range of programs which address community needs and as a charity we rely on thousands of volunteers to help.
We offer many benefits to our volunteers, including learning new skills, meeting new people and making friends while helping people improve their overall health.