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Thank you for your consideration in supporting our life-changing mission. 

Every year, we serve over 300 underserved students in our Nation’s Capital. Your gift will ensure each student receives access to 250 hours of character-building and leadership opportunities throughout the school year and summer. 

Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF) is a 501(c)3 organization (EIN:52-2016259). All gifts are tax-deductible.

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Founder, Professor Ed Smith speaks to YLF students and mentors on a historic tour of the district

Why Donate Now?

For every $1 donated, your community benefits $11.

Mentoring provides meaningful connections that impact not only the mentee but their lives at home and in their communities. Making a difference starts now.

What Parents and Students Are Saying

“I only wish I had known about it long before now, but I am blessed and grateful ...  Thank you again for this awesome opportunity!”

-  M. McIllwain

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Donate Online

Donate Online

Give today. Build our nation's tomorrow.

Donate via credit/bank card, please fill out our online donation form.

Other Ways To Donate:

Donate by check

Please send checks payable to “Youth Leadership Foundation” to:​

Youth Leadership Foundation
2001 L Street NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20036

We also accept:

• Electronic Fund Transfers
• Stock Donations
• Bequests
• In-Kind gifts
• United Way # 8875
• CFC # 32181

Please contact our team at (202) 365-3511 or for more information on these types of donations.

Donate through PayPal:

Online Donation Form

Online Donation Form

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