Serving our region’s most disadvantaged youth and ensuring they are equipped to reach their full potential is what the Latin American Youth Center does. But we could not reach any of our goals without the support of our donors. We are enormously grateful for all of our supporters as each and every one of them allow us to serve more youth and continue to deliver effective and transformative programs. We invite you to learn more about our mission and work and thank you for joining us in this important cause. All donors to the Latin American Youth Center receive a subscription to our monthly newsletter the Youth Beat, recognition in materials, invitations to our special events and information on volunteer opportunities. Additional benefits are based on giving level.

Donate Online

Online donations are quick, easy and secure. LAYC’s online donations are managed through DonorPerfect’s safe and secure giving system. Contact with any questions about your gift.


Become Part of Our Heroes Circle

Through monthly gifts, you can multiply your impact and provide stability for the services our youth rely on throughout the year.

Become a member of LAYC’s Heroes Circle

Other Ways to Give

Gifts by Check

Check should be made payable to “Latin American Youth Center” with a cover letter or note in the memo section indicating your intent to support the entire organization or a particular program or event. Please send the check to:

Development Office
Latin American Youth Center
1419 Columbia Road, NW Washington, DC 20009.

Gifts in-Kind

Gifts of tangible property may be eligible for a deduction of the asset’s full fair market value. Please contact LAYC’s Development Office at before making your gift.

United Way and Combined Federal Campaign

Donating to LAYC through the United Way or Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is an easy and convenient way to donate to the Center through your regular paycheck. LAYC’s United Way # is 8489; and our CFC # is 55027.

Gifts of Securities: Stocks, bonds, mutual stocks

To transfer securities to LAYC, you or your broker should contact our Development Office at for transfer instructions and account information. If you are directing your gift to a specific program or purpose, please indicate which one.

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Corporate Matching Gifts

Gifts from current or retired employees and their spouses and board members of corporations are often eligible for corporate matching funds. Please check to see if your employer matches charitable gifts; it’s a simple way to increase your donation to LAYC.

Gift Planning

Bequests, charitable remainder trusts and annuities, charitable lead trusts, gifts from retirement accounts or life insurance policies, real estate, stock options are some of the many ways you can give to LAYC. Please consult with our Development Office regarding gifts that require legal or tax planning by emailing

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Gift Cards or Tickets

Donate store gift cards or event tickets to LAYC and we will put them to good use in our programs. Please email the Development Office at to arrange your gift card or ticket donation.

Give with your Donor-Advised Fund

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to LAYC, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

DAF Direct

Making your Gift to LAYC

Gracias for your support of the Latin American Youth Center. All gifts are appreciated. Please contact our Development Office at if you have questions or would like to contribute to LAYC. We’ll be happy to provide you with additional information or assistance.

Guidestar Rating

LAYC has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates LAYC’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.