Donate to Change Lives | YMCA of Honolulu | Honolulu, Hawai‘i |

Atherton Branch

Donate to Change Lives

Donate to Change Lives

College Access

  • College Camp - $875 makes college a possibility

  • R.I.S.E. - $516 empowers 15 middle school youth to take hold of their life journey through education.

Career Development

  • PacLeaders - $350 breaks down barriers for college students, providing mentoring, professional development, and networking

  • Career Nights - $2,500 strengthens the career aspirations and clarifies the path for 50 future leaders

Service-Learning Opportunities

  • Conservation Service Trip - $500 allows a student to serve our community and learn about preserving life on land, life below water, and our Hawaiian culture

  • Medical Mission Service Trip - $600 strengthens the future of healthcare in rural communities.

  • Philippines Service Trip - $1500 makes it possible for one volunteer to impact whole communities.  **Our Executive Director credits his 16 years of service in the YMCA of Honolulu, across the island, to the Philippines service trip

At the Y, our Cause is to strengthen the foundations of community.  We do this through membership and programs; however, while these fees allow us to cover operations and overhead, they do not cover all the costs to support vital community programs.  To ensure no one is denied a chance to participate because of inability to pay, we truly need your help.

Your participation in our campaigns and sponsorship programs are vital in continuing the YMCA of Honolulu’s commitment to these projects.  It allows the YMCA to better serve more communities on the island and reach more people on Oahu. We thank you for your help in these areas:

Other ways to give

  • Aloha United Way - Designate 96580

  • Combined Federal Campaign - Designate 34210

  • Foodland Maika`i Program - Designate 78538


The YMCA of Honolulu is an organization exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so you may deduct your contributions under Section 170 of the Code.

The YMCA Federal Tax ID # is 99-0073533.


The YMCA of Honolulu continues to receive a four star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating possible.  There are only 10 organizations out of 7,000 non-profits in the state to achieve this and the YMCA of Honolulu is in the top 25% of national organizations.  Charity Navigator helps donors make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparency of America's largest charities.   For more information on this rating, click here.


Every gift counts, and every gift goes directly to those in need.  While there is no minimum or limit, many donors ask what the average gift is. At Atherton, the average gift is between $150-$500.  If you would like to contribute, please feel free to contact our Senior Director, Mr. Jon Chou ([email protected]) and he can discuss the programs in more depth.  Your gift makes opportunities possible.