As a non-profit organization, YAC needs your support to positively impact the lives of at-risk youth and their family members! The following are additional ways of giving. . Please contact us at 805.312.8242 for further information regarding charitable contributions to YAC.
We invite you to partner with YAC Foundation as an Annual Community Partner Sponsor. The support of companies with a vested interest in the community is critical. Your sponsorship recognizes your company as an organization that believes in YAC's mission and the community. As a sponsor you will be recognized and acknowledged as having a special relationship with YAC at our events and in our advertising. We invite you to consider becoming an Annual Community Partner Sponsor. Your financial support plays a vital role in our ministry and our students' success. Together we can have a huge impact in our community and beyond.
Year End Gift
Careful planning today can result in a nice gift from Uncle Sam when tax time rolls around! The federal government encourages you make to make a gift to a qualified charity. Your gift may be made in a number of ways depending on your particular situation and careful planning is the key to maximizing your benefits. The following may be helpful as you consider the best way to make your year-end gift.
Your gift of cash to a qualified charity prior to December 31 could cost you much less at tax filing time. For example, if you make a $2,000 gift before December 31 and are in the 28% marginal tax bracket, your gift could save you $560 in taxes. The federal government recognizes the contribution non-profit organizations make to society and assists in making the gift through tax deductions.
Life insurance is a unique way to give to charity. To qualify, the charity needs to become the owner and beneficiary. No incidents of ownership should be retained. If the policy is paid, your charitable contribution is generally the replacement value or cost basis of the policy, whichever is less. Ongoing premiums paid on a gifted life insurance policy also qualify for charitable deductions.
If your gift of appreciated securities or stock is one you have owned for more than one year you may deduct the full fair market value of the stock.
Assuming you have owned the property for more than one year, you may deduct as a charitable contribution the fair market value of real estate while avoiding all capital gains taxes.
Company Match Programs
YAC works with different companies that give their employees opportunities to volunteer and assist non profit organizations in their missions. If you work for one of the following companies : Aetna, Amgen, Dell, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, Proctor and Gamble, Southern California Edison, Time Warner, Verizon, Xerox or any other company that allows its employees to use their volunteer hours towards a donation for a charity then you too can provide support to YAC. Contact your employer and donate your volunteer hours to YAC. It's that simple!
YAC Scholarship Fund
This fund provides the opportunity for at-risk or special needs youth to participate in our programs which allows them to be mentored, develop self confidence and interact with others in a positive and nurturing environment.
YAC Alumni Fund
The YAC Alumni Fund is the primary way for Alumni donations and for others to give and help provide scholarships, programs, supplies, equipment and maintain the facilities to help the youth in our program.