Ways to Give


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It is with deep gratitude that we recognize and acknowledge our community for their continued dedication and support of the Family YMCA of the Desert.  Together we are committed to providing meaningful resources & programs that serve infants through seniors.

Donate today to the Y and help us support families across the Coachella Valley. The Family YMCA of the Desert is the largest provider of licensed childcare in the Coachella Valley in addition to providing many opportunities in youth and family programming.

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Sustaining our Future with Passion and Purpose

For over 40 years, the Family YMCA of the Desert has been a mainstay youth and family services organization and is the largest licensed childcare provider in the Coachella Valley. In addition to three licensed Early Childhood Education centers and five Before and After Elementary School sites, we offer various programs for individuals and families, such as youth sports, day and resident camps, Youth & Government, senior fitness, and aquatics.

The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for infants, pre- and school age, middle school, and teen children, and we offer financial assistance for our program services. At the Y, we focus on core values that strengthen our community and build stronger, healthier kids, adults, and families. As an equal opportunity provider, we rely on our local community to help support and sustain our programs. Please join us for the 2024 annual campaign and learn how you can help us assist local families.

Annual Campaign


A group of children took their faces through a hula hoop and smile at the cameraYour donation helps keep the Y and its programs running!

Pledge today to the Family YMCA of the Desert and make a lasting impact in our community. Your planned donation helps support children and families across the Coachella Valley. No matter the size, your gift helps our community grow and thrive, giving youth and adults alike a place where they can learn new skills, improve their health, and make new friends. If interested in donating to the Y via your will, trust or life insurance please contact our Director of Development, Eevet Edens.




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Donor-Advised Funds are an easy and tax-efficient way to manage charitable giving. Donor-Advised Funds allow donors to receive an immediate tax deduction for their charitable contribution, and then recommend grants from the fund on the donor’s own timeframe.

Clients of some of the largest Donor-Advised Funds can easily make a designation by conveniently clicking on the link of their Fund at the bottom of this page.

Grants made to the Family YMCA of the Desert through Donor-Advised Funds are designated to be used “Where Most Needed.” However, if you have a specific interest, please contact Eevet Edens, Director of Fund Development, at 760-341-9622 or email Eevet Edens. Family YMCA of the Desert’s tax I.D. number is 95-3673295.

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