Giving to Support our Local Young Life

Quick Facts: 
  • Young Life is an international non-profit organization with local chapters we call Areas. Our local Area is made up of the communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos. 
  • We do not require membership fees or dues from kids attending our events. Most programs are offered free of charge or at nominal cost. 
  • Although we are part of a larger organization 100% of our operating budget is funded through donotions from individuals, churches and businesses in our local community. Our work is dependent on their generosity. 
  • ​We have a strong desire to make sure every kid can participate in Young Life regardless of their economic circumstances. 
  • When programs require a fee as in the case of summer and school year camps we make every effort to keep cost low and provide support for those in need. 

Our Local Area Budget: 
Our annual operating budget is $250,000. 

Our Budget Funds: 2 full-time and 4 part-time staff, training and care for our dedicated team of volunteers, camp scholarships, supplies and expenses related to our weekly programs with over 250 teenagers, transportation and administrative costs. 

We have two major Fundraisers each year that help to raise this budget and continue the work of Young Life in our Communities: our Fall Banquet (October) and the annual Golf Campership event in May. 

These  events are easy ways to step in and be part of funding Young life, yet the majority of our funding comes in small monthly amounts from members of this community on a monthly basis. Families, individuals, businesses. 

The best way to join us in support is to simply to join these folks and sign-on to donate to Young Life every month. Monthly donations help to ensure the sustainability of Young Life in our community.  ​

We believe that in order to reach kids we must go where they go and enter their world. This is all-important work could not be done without your support. We are grateful for your support. Thank you for all you do to help us reach generations of kids who desperately need to hear a message of hope.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Young Life in our local area. 

All donations are tax-deductible and can be:
  • Pledged as one-time gifts and/or automatic monthly gifts
  • Processed by check, credit card and electronic fund transfers. 
  • Mailed to Young Life COV, P.O. Box 4600, Carlsbad, CA 92018
  • Received online by using the links on the right. 

Current gifts may be made in a variety of ways.

  • Cash gifts are always welcome. 
  • Gifts of appreciated securities held for more than one year are tax-deductible for their full value and avoid capital gains tax when transferred directly.
  • Gifts made using retirement plan assets may be appropriate for those over the age of 70½.
  • Gifts of real estate, business interests and many other assets; Significant tax advantages are often available for these types of gifts. 


 Deferred gifts may be made in a variety of ways.

  • Bequests can be arranged through your will or living trust.  They may be for a specific amount, for a specific asset, or for all or a percentage of the residue of your estate.  These gifts are deductible for estate tax purposes.
  • Life insurance policies may be transferred to YL. You will receive current tax benefits while providing for the future of YL. Often the value of this type of gift will be larger than the amount invested.
  • Leaving retirement plan assets upon death can avoid both income and estate taxes.
  • A charitable remainder trust can be designed to suit a wide variety of donor situations. The trust distributes funds to charity only after providing income to you and/or others for life or a term of years. You also receive current tax benefits when the trust is established.


Young Life Carlsbad/Oceanside/Vista | 1023 Beacon Bay Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011

Phone: (760) 845-9735

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