Annual Giving 

Let’s Make a Difference. Together.

We believe the Y should be a place FOR ALL. Everyone deserves access to the programs, services, and opportunities provided through the Y and cost should never be a barrier that keeps someone from learning to swim, joining a team, taking control of their wellness, or receiving the support to thrive. Your donation makes this, and much more possible!

“If someone were to ask me what the YMCA and STAFF – especially the childcare staff – mean to my family...without them I wouldn't be able to work and provide for my children!! The amazing care that my children receive gives me a sense of relief throughout my day. I work in healthcare and during these strange times, things couldn't be more difficult, but the YMCA does it with such confidence and poise that I could never express how grateful WE are to have this place and staff to call our second home and second family. The staff here really care about my children, and it shows every day!” - Sincerely, Shelly N.

The James Family Prescott YMCA depends on your support to serve those in our community who need us most. With your help we can continue to provide families, seniors, children, and all who grace our facility with an experience that will strengthen family ties and create memories that last a lifetime.

  • Through our summer day camp, afterschool programming, and preschool, we nurture the potential of every youth, leading to greater peace of mind for parents, grandparents, and guardians.
  • We ensure healthy living habits are instilled early, friendships are strong, and minds are engaged and developed.
  • Our welcoming environment provides seniors with a safe place to gather, reminisce, and participate in healthy activities to reduce isolation and loneliness.
  • Through our youth sports programming we ensure active participation, teamwork, social skills, and confidence are developed.
  • In our gymnastics program we ensure participants have a sense of accomplishment and wellbeing.
  • In the pool we strive for each student to learn how to be safe in, on, and around water while developing the whole person – spirit, mind, and body.
  • We provide a place to play, learn, and to be active while developing the creative side of imagination and healthy living.

We believe that everyone – no matter who they are or where they’re from – deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Your gift makes this possible.

Give Today

People need the Y now more than ever. Financial barriers shouldn’t keep people from reaching their full potential. Your gift helps to give people the sense of belonging and being part of a community, which is essential to a meaningful life. Your gift goes a long way, often lasts a lifetime, and creates a wonderful cycle of paying it forward.

Give today, for a better you, for a better community, for a better us.

  • Use this link to make an Online Donation Now.
  • By using your debit card, credit card, bank account, or our "bill me later" option, you can make a secure monthly or one-time donation. Download Your Pledge Form and mail it to the Y today!
  • Donations are also accepted at the Y via cash, check or credit card.

Double Your Donation

Many companies match employee gifts as part of their philanthropic efforts. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your support. Please inquire with your employer to make your contribution go even further to help make a difference in our community.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I support the James Family Prescott YMCA?

The James Family Prescott YMCA is a place where people of all ages and ability levels can feel welcome. We are a mission-driven organization with a focus on the interests and needs of our local community. Through participation in Y programs, lives are changed for the better while the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are demonstrated and emphasized.

  • How much should I contribute?

Contributions are personal decisions. All contributions, large or small, are greatly appreciated. There are many opportunities available for those who seek to make substantial gifts in support of our mission. This is an appropriate way to memorialize a loved one or to honor someone from your own experience. Please take the next step and Download Our Pledge Form.

  • Are gifts tax deductible?

Absolutely! The James Family Prescott YMCA is classified as a 501©3 charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Are gifts other than cash acceptable?

Yes. Assets such as stocks, bonds or real estate may be donated to support the Y. This may enable you to make a substantially larger gift than you would otherwise be able to make. Such gifts may also result in tax benefits to you.

  • Can I designate all or part of my Required Minimum Distribution as a Qualified Charitable Donation to the Y?

Yes. A great way to reduce your income tax burden and help the James Family Prescott YMCA is to designate all of part of your Required Minimum Distribution as a Qualified Charitable Donation. Please talk to your tax professional about this great tax benefit.

  • Who is asked to contribute?

We are thankful for support from community members, our Board of Directors, YMCA members and staff, businesses, and foundations.


Please contact Damon Olsen, CEO, YMCA of Yavapai County, or Marsha Hollaway, Development Director, James Family Prescott YMCA, at (928) 445-7221, or via email at: