Support Youth Challenge

Your gift plays a significant role in the future of Youth Challenge.

Youth Challenge provides free transportation and programs, so we rely on the generosity of individuals, businesses, community organizations, and foundations to fund our services.  With your support, Youth Challenge can continue to bring together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers to experience unique opportunities through adapted sports and recreation activities.

There are many ways to support YC, whether it is sponsoring a child, attending or sponsoring a special event, a cash gift, and a matching gift, through planned giving and our endowment fund, and others

NEW: YC is the Sherwin-Williams’ Women’s Club’s Charity Partner for Where Will Color Take You?, a 5K Race and 1-Mile Walk & Roll at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on June 20. Sherwin-Williams is generously matching race donations up to $5,000! Click here to make a donation.

Make a Donation

  1. Annual Fund

    The Annual Fund is YC's largest fundraiser and supports general operations at Youth Challenge.
    $27,921.00 donated
  1. Sponsorships

    In 2009 Youth Challenge lifted program fees for all participants. Youth Challenge secures funds from individuals, businesses and organizations to support participants, volunteers and programs. Sponsorships are used for the participants' program costs and directly impact their lives and their families. The standard cost to sponsor a participant for one year is $1,500. Donations of smaller or larger sizes are also appreciated.
    $2,560.00 donated
  1. Programs

    Gifts of any size are accepted and welcome year-round to support YC programming.
    $5,445.00 donated
  1. In celebration/ memory of

    Donations are welcome in the memory of family or friends or to celebrate an anniversary, wedding, birth, holiday, etc. Please indicate the individual's name in the comments section of the check-out form.
    $6,470.00 donated

Other Ways to Give

Support a YC Event! Click here to see a list of upcoming events. From our Annual Benefit & Auction to Battle of the Bartenders, there’s a YC event for everyone and anyone.

Choose Youth Challenge as your Amazon Smile Charity of Choice! When you shop on, you’ll have the same shopping experience, but a portion of your purchase will be donated back to your charity of choice. Visit and login to your account to choose Youth Challenge as your charity of choice. Then, you can install Smilematic on Google Chrome to make sure you’re always being directed to Amazon Smile and that YC will receive donations!

Fuel Perks! YC’s vans are often in need of a fill up. Whenever possible, we utilize GetGo Fuel Perks to save money. You can start racking up fuel perks for YC. Contact us at 440.892.1001 to get started.


Youth Challenge will not sell or trade any donor’s personal or contact information with any individual or organization. Please contact Chris Garr, Chief Executive Officer, if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you for helping us to provide kids of all abilities opportunities they would never otherwise have without Youth Challenge.

Youth Challenge is a private non-profit agency with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exemption status. If you have any questions on making a donation, please contact Youth Challenge at (440) 892-1001. Copies of YC’s financial statement and IRS 501(c)(3) letter are available upon request.