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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.

Ways To Donate

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

Why Donate Now?

Expanded mentoring is being provided during COVID-19

Virtual mentorship during COVID-19 is LIVE. YLF is a foundation with a plan and is still determined to make a difference, even amid a global pandemic.

Help is Critical

Virtual mentoring provides students at home do to COVID-19 with an essential resource to continue their education and personal growth.

Financial support from the community is critical to maintaining this service. This support benefits not only the children and families receiving mentoring but the community at large.

“I really appreciate all of the exciting experiences you have incorporated into the program and looking forward to what's to come.  [She] has met new friends and learned new things.  As her mom, that excites me. I only wish I had known about it long before now, but I am blessed and grateful that we had the opportunity to be a part of the program.  Thank you again for this awesome opportunity!”

-  M. McIllwain


Donate Online

The future of today’s youth depends on your donation. We can’t wait for tomorrow and neglect the possibility of today.

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
1015 15th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

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.

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