Donations of every kind and size help us make a difference in the lives of youth – every gift keeps our program going.  We greatly appreciate your support.

  • $25 provides materials for FYI youth to make warm, hand-made, sleeping bags and mittens for 3 homeless people.
  • $50 buys food for our youth to distribute to 4 needy families for a week.
  • $100 helps us purchase supplies to maintain our community gardening program for the summer.
  • $250 allows us to purchase educational materials to support 8 English Language Learners for one semester.
  • $500 sends a child to 6 weeks of FYI Summer Day Camp.
  • $1000 enables 20 children to have a fun filled weekend out of the city at Camp Scatico.

4 Ways to Donate

1. Online: One-Time or Monthly Giving

Our simple and secure online portal allows you to make a one-time donations or to spread your contribution evenly throughout the year. Any amount you pledge will make a lasting impact on our youth development programs. How it works:

  • Visit our secure donation page and indicate the amount of your contribution.
  • Indicate the frequency of your contribution (one-time, monthly, quarterly, or yearly).
  • Anytime you wish to cancel, simply email Recurring donations can be canceled prior to the 25th of the month in which they are processed.

2. Donate By Mail

Mail your check or money order to us:
Fresh Youth Initiatives
505 W. 171st St., New York, NY 10032


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3. Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Share your support for youth development and community service with a donation in honor of a friend, family member, or other loved one. How it works:

  • Go to our secure donation page and dedicate your contribution as indicated on the webpage.
  • You will be given the option of sending a free “E-Card” notifying the recipient that a gift has been made in their name. The amount of your donation will not be revealed.
  • We love sending a personal note to your memorial gift or tribute gift recipient as well. Please contact Gianna at 212-781-1113 ext. 232 or to request special acknowledgement of your gift.

4. Shop Amazon Smile

Start your Amazon online shopping through their smile page instead of the regular Amazon page. Start at and designate Fresh Youth Initiatives as your charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost of your purchases to FYI.