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Ways to Give

Gifts and pledges can be made in many ways

Since 2003, City Year has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency, and responsible fiscal management. Less than 1% of charities have received this distinction for 14 consecutive years, placing City Year among the most trustworthy and fiscally responsible charities in America.

Learn more about the many ways you can support the ongoing work of City Year Philadelphia by reviewing the information below or by contacting:

City Year Philadelphia Development Department
(267) 386-7018


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Ways to Give

Give Online

Using our secure online giving form, make a one-time gift, a pledge payment, or extend your philanthropic commitment through a recurring gift or multi-year pledge. Google Pay, PayPal, Venmo, and all major credit cards are acceptable forms of payment. Making your gift online saves time and decreases our processing costs. Processing usually takes up to three business days, but this may take longer during busy times of the fiscal year.


Give by Mail

To make your gift by postal mail, send check addressed to ‘City Year Philadelphia’ to the address below.

City Year, Inc.
Attn: Philadelphia
P.O. Box 412755
Boston, MA 02241


Double Your Gift with a Match!

Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. It’s an easy way to double your contribution to us!

Want to see if your company matches gifts? Simply type your company’s name into the search box below to find out if they will match your gift to City Year:

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Gifts of Securities

Gifts of long-term, appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares) provide significant tax benefits to the donor. In addition to exemption from federal capital gains tax, securities owned for more than one year provide the donor with a charitable income tax deduction for federal income tax purposes equal to the securities’ market value (on the date of their receipt by City Year) for up to 30 percent of the donor’s adjusted gross income.


Wire Transfers

Prospective donors who wish to make a gift via wire transfer should utilize the following information to ensure prompt crediting and receipting of funds.

Bank Name: Bank of America
Bank Address: 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
Account Name: City Year Inc.
Account Number: 005008-9794
ACH Routing: 011000138
Wire Routing: 026009593
Reference: PA-PHL Gift Processing, Donor Name, Purpose of Payment

Please don’t forget to include PA-PHL Gift Processing, Donor Name, and Purpose of Payment.

To ensure timely crediting of your gift kindly notify the Development Team at with the name of the security, number of shares, date of the gift, and any designated purpose.


Donor-Advised Funds or Private Foundations

Donors may recommend or direct gifts through donor-advised funds or private foundations. To make a gift through a donor-advised fund, please include the City Year Tax ID/EIN. This important number is 22-2882549. Gifts should be made payable to City Year Philadelphia.


Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Gifts

Individuals may make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from their IRA directly to City Year. The amount of the QCD is excluded from a donor’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), and thus not subject to income tax; donors do not receive any income tax charitable deduction for the gift. Donors aged 73* and older may use QCDs to satisfy some or all of their Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) up to $100,000 annually.

This sample letter may be used to send to your IRA plan provider. In the memo field on the check, please include YOUR NAME and ‘IRA’ — as well as how you wish to direct your gift.

*Note that under the Secure Act 2.0, the age at which you are required to make minimum distributions (RMD) was raised to age 73 for individuals born between 1951 and 1959, and age 75 for those born in 1960 or later.


Legacy Gifts

Estate and gift planning helps you maximize the personal benefits of your charitable giving and allows you to make gifts you might have thought impossible. Legacy gifts of all sizes combine to help us meet our current and future financial goals. By including City Year in your will or trust, naming us as a beneficiary of all or part of a life insurance policy, or taking advantage of other giving opportunities, you can preserve your assets now and secure the future of City Year.

Establishing a planned gift within your own financial and estate plans requires careful thought, consideration and consultation with your own attorney, accountant or financial advisor. Our staff is available to work with you and your advisor(s) in confidence and with no obligation to help you explore the best possible way to make a planned gift. Please contact us to request a confidential, no-obligation conversation.


Corporate Giving

Our corporate and foundation partners play a critical role in City Year Philadelphia’s efforts to create learning environments that support student achievement at systemically under-resourced schools throughout Philadelphia.

Through our Team, Program, and Community Builder Sponsorship levels we offer a variety of opportunities to support and engage with our Student Success Coaches while having a positive impact on students and schools.

For more information or to inquire about getting involved, please connect with our team at


City Year is a US tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID Number: 22-2882549).
All gifts to City Year are tax-deductible as allowed by law and help advance educational equity by supporting students furthest from opportunity.

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