The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington has a vision that one day, all kids, families, adults, and seniors in the Greater DC Area will have equitable opportunities to improve their health and well-being and reach their full potential. Together we’re tackling our community’s most urgent needs—giving people hope for a better future, and the means to achieve it. Your support will ignite our ability to offer help and hope to tens of thousands more people. 

The “Excitement is Building” for a revitalized state-of-the-art facility, which will provide more efficient space and necessary upgrades to ensure the strength and accessibility of our programs. The renovation project will focus on developing an inviting community gathering space, providing a dynamic facility that allows community members to connect with each other. The refurbished space and equipment will be a place to focus on health and wellness— a place to thrive, learn and grow.


Stock Gifts

Stock and Appreciated Securities

Appreciated stock publicly traded or closely held stock

How it works:

1. It can be sold by a broker or owner

2. Ascertain fair market value ( i.e. Wall Street Journal)

3. After it is sold the assets are transferred to the YMCA


How it works:

1. You include a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust
2. At your death the YMCA Metropolitan Washington (designated program or respective branch) will receive the bequest you specified.


  1. You may change your bequest or trust designation at any time.
  2. You control the funding property during your lifetime.
  3. Your bequest or trust designation will not be subject to any potential federal estate tax.
  4. You provide future support for the YMCA.



Cash – Often the most obvious and always appreciated

Cash, checks, debit/credit cards and recurring monthly donations


Real Estate

How it works:

1. Real estate can be donated or by bequest. Residential, commercial, agricultural or undeveloped real estate can be gifted.

2. Acceptance is subject to approval of the Board of Directors