IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY FOR GOOD
The YMCA of Central Florida is committed to bringing together our richly diverse neighborhoods and forging a stronger community for all.
As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the Y relies on program fees, membership dues, and donations to operate. COVID-19 significantly impacted the ability to deliver ongoing mission-critical services and programs.
The effects of the pandemic have been devastating to the YMCA. Today, the family centers we’ve been able to reopen are operating at a fraction of the capacity we need to keep going. Despite that, we remain committed to meeting the needs of our community. In the coming months, we expect significant increases in the number of children, adults, and families needing YMCA programs, services, and financial assistance. To meet these needs, we need your help.
More than $2 million is needed now to support the critical programs and services the Y offers. Join our cause today by supporting our Annual Support Campaign for Community Impact. 100% of every dollar you give to the Campaign will enable the Y to continue to change—and even save—lives across Central Florida through our aquatic safety programs, out-of-school enrichment, and community health programs. Please give as generously as you can. Now, more than ever, your gift can make a direct impact on your community. Thank you!
Aquatic Safety Programs
Youth and Adult Swim Lessons
The Y offers lifesaving swim lessons to seniors, adults, teens, and children throughout the year.
Safe Start Infant Swimming Resource
Self Rescue® skills are taught to infants and young children using the leading behavioral-based approach to swim lessons.
Safety Around Water Initiative
Each year during National Drowning Prevention Month, the Y provides water safety education to Central Florida families.
Since 1990, the Teen Achievers mentoring program has helped ensure more than 13,000 teens meet their educational and profession goals.
Youth in Government
Beginning in 1936, YMCA Youth In Government has given students the opportunity to serve as part of a youth-run, youth-led model government process.
The Youth Sports program at the YMCA of Central Florida helps your child improve their technical skills while promoting healthy attitudes and sportsmanship.
Summer Day Camps
We offer camp sessions and themes for kids of all ages and interests to stay academically engaged each summer.
Before and After School Care
Students get homework help, enrichment activities, daily fitness and nutrition education, and much more!
YMCA leadership clubs include leadership retreats and tours, and activities that prepare students for their future.
Community Health Programs
Senior Citizen Programs
We’ve maintained connected with our active older adult community by offering virtual workouts and outreach initiatives like calling our senior members.
To combat chronic diseases, our Wellness Instructors help members establish a fitness routine. Chef Gary also provides healthy recipes and cooking demos!
Food scarcity has escalated during the pandemic, so the Y has hosted food distributions, providing neighbors with fresh produce and nonperishable goods as well as other household items.
Make a Difference Today
The Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to working side-by-side with our neighbors for more than 175 years. Please help us continue to bring these resources to the Central Florida community!
The Cares Act
A few key provisions of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act were extended and increased in 2021. Here’s what the new stimulus package means for you in 2021.
The universal charitable deduction has not only been extended but given a well-deserved upgrade. The new deduction is $300 for single filers and $600 for married couples filing jointly. This is available to taxpayers who take the standard deduction. This tax incentive is available for cash gifts to qualified charities (but not to supporting organizations or donor advised funds). Contributions to public charities are generally limited to a percentage of a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI). The CARES Act lifted the cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, increasing it from 60% to 100% of AGI for 2020 (and now for 2021). Any excess contributions available can be carried over to the next five years. (For corporations, the law raised the annual limit from 10% to 25% of taxable income.)
expansion of the universal charitable deduction
The new deduction is $300 for single filers and $600 for married couples filing jointly.
extension of the cap on deductions
The cap on annual contributions for those who itemize has been raised from 60% to 100%.
Please note, this is not meant to be tax or legal advice. Consult your accountant or tax advisor for more information about these changes and how these opportunities may complement your personal, philanthropic, and tax planning objectives.