Support the Y, Strengthen Your Community and GIVE today! 



You know the challenges that we face as a society. People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. Playing outside has become a rarity. Facetime happens through a phone. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all we do is watch it grow.

But where society falls short, the Y—and donors like you—step in. We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for Kendall and DeKalb counties, but we must take action today, and only your support will make it possible. Please consider making a charitable donation to the Y and take your first step in making a difference and building a better us. Together, we make a difference in the lives of thousands of people and a huge impact on each individual we serve. #GIVEFVFY

Walk into any of our program sites or our facility and you will see people of all ages and incomes. If a person or family is unable to pay for membership, scholarships are provided through donations from generous businesses, foundations and individuals. Over $50,000 from the YMCA last year was used to support membership scholarships and programs that change lives. The demand for scholarships and program sponsors increases every year. More than 500 individuals received assistance last year. Your donations are needed to keep the YMCA open to all. Contributions can be made with stock, cash, credit card, or through a small increase to your monthly membership bank draft. Thank you to those who gave to our 2016 campaign!

six easy ways to give!

  1. Click to Donate Now!
  2. Stop into our Central or West Branch locations.
  3. Click the Donate Now button on our Facebook page.
  4. Contact us: 630-552-4100 or 815-786-9998 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  5. Deduct through your Membership bank draft*.
  6. Drop your donation in the mail.

Please make checks payable to:
Fox Valley Family YMCA
3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
or 707 S. Main Street, Sandwich, IL 60548

*Monthly bank draft is applicable to total amounts of $50 or more.

All pledges are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Federal Tax ID# 36-3028169.

Why Give?

As the nation's leading charity organization for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, it's important to know that the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right here in our community. Through generous contributions, the Fox Valley Family YMCA is able to provide financial scholarships that enable all members of the community to utilize the Y, regardless of income, to the extent funds are available.

One hundred percent of these donations go to scholarships such as Membership, Child Care, Before and After School Child Care, Summer Day Camp, Youth Sports, Youth Aquatics, Community Outreach, Gymnastics, Dance, and more. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Give for a better us.


In addition to annual contributions for scholarship and program support, the Fox Valley Family YMCA is actively reinvesting in facilities to meet the needs of kids, teens, families, and seniors for generations to come. The YMCA Capital Campaign raises funds for capital investment. Every gift, large or small, is important as we look to your YMCA's future. View our 2015 Community Benefit Report here.


  • Gifts by Will or Living Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Gifts of Retirement Plans
  • Gifts by Life Insurance
  • Memorial Gifts


The Heritage Club is an organization of people who have shown their long-term interest and support of the Fox Valley Family YMCA by either a direct contribution to the Endowment Fund or by including the YMCA in their estate plans. It is the commitment rather than the amount that is the basic factor in qualifying as a Heritage Club member.