We believe that music has the power to bring people and communities together, to break down barriers, and to spread goodwill and hope. Your support ensures that The Young Americans can continue to impact over 52,000 participants, in over 200 communities worldwide providing inspiration, empowerment, and performing arts experiences. The Young Americans is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (Tax ID number 33-0488250) and your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Donate by Check
Please make your check payable to The Young Americans and mail to:
The Young Americans
Attn: Talya Franklin
1112 Olympic Dr.
Corona, CA 92881
Donate by Phone
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Please be assured that we have a secure server for all credit card transactions.
If you would like to make a credit card gift by phone, please call (951) 493-6753 ext: 106.
Other Ways To Donate
Gifting stocks or bonds may offer substantial tax advantages. If the security has been held for one year or more (long term capital gain), a deduction at the full fair market value is allowed. In all other circumstances the deduction is limited to the donor’s adjusted tax basis.
Some companies may have matching gift programs, which might double or even triple your contribution. For more information, please contact your company’s Human Resources Department.
Your employer, through federated campaigns, may offer an employee contribution program where you can elect a percentage of your monthly earnings to The Young Americans. For more information and to set up your contribution today, please contact your company’s Human Resources Department.
If your company is looking to get involved in philanthropy or already has a philanthropy department, there are many underwriting and event sponsorship opportunities you can explore to support The Young Americans. For more information, please contact Talya Franklin at email@example.com.
You may name The Young Americans as a recipient of any percentage of your estate; this may have estate tax planning benefits. Please consult with your legal counsel for advice and guidance.
Life Insurance and Retirement Plans
You may name The Young Americans as a beneficiary of your Retirement Plan or Insurance Policy. The Committee will accept gifts of life insurance policies only when The Young Americans is named as the owner and beneficiary of 100% of the policy. If the policy is paid-up, the value of the gift for The Young Americans gift crediting and accounting purposes is the policy’s replacement costs. If the policy is partially paid up, the value of the gift for The Young Americans’ gift crediting and accounting purposes is the policy’s cash surrender value.
The Committee will review gifts of real estate. A member of the Committee must conduct a visual inspection of the property. The Committee may also require an environmental site assessment including Title V status for possible contamination, (i.e., leaking underground storage tanks) or other restrictions (i.e., wetlands). Due to the expenses associated with gifts of real estate, only gifts valued in excess of $250,000.00 will be accepted. Prior to acceptance, the Committee must have access to the following documents: real estate deed; real estate tax bill; plot plan; substantiation of zoning status; environmental site assessment. If the donor is giving a life estate gift, the donor may be asked to pay for all or a portion of the following: maintenance cost; real estate taxes; insurance; real estate broker’s commission and other costs of sale; appraisal costs. If the real estate is an outright gift, the Organization will pay for these costs. For gift crediting and accounting purposes, the value of the gift is the appraised value of the real estate, excluding any costs to the Young Americans for insurance, real estate taxes, broker’s commission, or other expenses of the sale. Properties with mortgages will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Consideration may include an independent appraisal and the mortgage percentage of property value. Mortgaged property is not acceptable for charitable remainder trusts.
TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY
Gifts of tangible personal property to The Young Americans should have a use related to Organizations exempt purpose. Gifts of jewelry, artwork, collections, equipment, and software shall be accepted with approval by Committee. Other matters that will be taken into consideration by the Committee before deciding on acceptable gifts of personal property include: transportation cost; storage cost; cost of selling; cost of maintenance and repairs; location of property; cost of insurance. Such gifts of tangible personal property defined above shall be used by or sold for the benefit of The Young Americans. Depending upon the anticipated value of the gift, the Committee shall have a qualified outside appraiser value the gift before accepting it. The Young Americans adheres to all IRS requirements for disposing gifts of tangible personal property and filing appropriate forms.
PLANNED GIFTS AND MEMORIALS
Assets transferred through bequests that have immediate value to The Young Americans, or that can be liquidated shall be considered for acceptance unless the gift appears to require more cost than benefit. The Committee may accept and administer bequests and memorials designated for specific purposes.
Where the Funding Goes
The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts Scholarship Fund
Contributions made in direct support of this fund aid in providing the over 120 young adults from around the world who have been accepted, the opportunity, regardless of financial background, to attend The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts, forever becoming a part of its legacy and the future change it aims to bring.
Donations to this fund are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information on the areas covered through this fund or for more information on the cost of attendance, please click here.
Youth Programs Fund
These very vital funds provide The Young Americans the opportunity to bring unique and unparalleled experiences to school students around the world – students who might not have had the chance of experiencing a Young Americans workshop – allowing them experiences that are “uplifting”, “fun”, “inspiring” and “life-changing”, leaving them having further developed their feelings of empowerment, confidence and courage! For more information and our currently scheduled workshops, please click here.
General Support Fund
Just as every voice matters, so, too, does every contribution. When you support this fund, you support The Young Americans and its mission of promoting goodwill and hope through music. Contributing to the general support fund assists the organization in obtaining the necessary and vital resources to support and sustain high quality programming and performances, ensuring the YA is successful in its mission to inspire the world through music. To make a general donation, click here.