Support YMWIC Foundation, Inc.

Donations and Matching Gifts

Your tax-deductible contribution will assist us in achieving our mission to empower and prepare economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented youth to excel and become leaders in STEM practices. It is through your generous donations that YMWIC Foundation, Inc. is able to operate and continue with its vision. YMIC d.b.a. YMWIC Foundation, Inc. thanks you for your continued yearly support. If you would like to make a donation of any amount, please select the “Donate” button above. We thank you in advance for your donation.

In-Kind Donations

We also accept donations of the following nature to our program:
– Office Supplies
– Equipment (laptops, printers/copiers, robotics supplies
– Donations toward service subscriptions (Zoom, Edmentum, etc.)
– College Tour Scholarships
– Travel stipends to attend academic events
– Scholar Formal Uniforms (navy blue blazers, khaki slacks, white button-down shirts)
– Musical instruments
– YMWIC is in need of a 15-passenger van to transport Scholars to and from program activities.

Silent Auction Donations

YMWIC hosts the Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet in May and our Annual Scholarship STEM Golf Classic in August.  We administer a successful Silent Auction activity during both events.  YMWIC would appreciate your support with donations that will be used for the Silent Auctions.  Some examples are:
– Overnight trips
– Luggage
– Jewelry
– Vouchers and Certificates to restaurants, Rounds of Golf, Movie Passes, etc.
– Beverage Packages
– Etc.

United Way

As a 501(c)(3) corporation, YMWIC may receive donor designations from United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Lancaster County. If you or your company are members of a different United Way affiliate and are interested in designating your donations to YMWIC, please contact your company’s United Way representative.

Campaign Support

Headquarters Campaign

We appreciate the partnerships with the school districts and universities which continue to be a tremendous help in our success and have allowed us to operate our programs on their campuses. For YMWIC Foundation Inc. to become a sustainable entity and continue to deliver high quality services in our community, we must have a dedicated building headquarters where our staff can work and our Scholars can be supported.
Our future headquarters will be 3,500 to 5,000 square feet and include office space, a conference room, a robotics training lab, workstations for academic support and science projects, and space for jazz ensemble rehearsal or other Special Interest Group activities. Ideally this functional and environmentally safe building will be in a “youth-friendly” location within the West Chester/Exton vicinity.
Our current goal for our Headquarters Campaign is $100,000. To learn more or to make a donation, please call (610) 340-2844 or email
For more details on specific donations we need for this space, please Read more.
YMIC d.b.a YMWIC Foundation is in our 11th program year and are supporting over 200 Scholars from Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. We appreciate the partnerships with the school districts and universities that continue to be a tremendous help to our success. As we endeavor to continue delivering high quality services to our community, we must have a dedicated building headquarters where our staff can work and our Scholars can be supported.
Will you support our $100,000 campaign by making a pledge towards:
– Office space: 3,500 to 5,000 square feet; rent free (or reasonable priced); functional
– Office furniture: desks, tables, cubicles, chairs
– Office equipment: printer/copier/fax machines, office copier, laptops, storage cabinets, telephones, projector, and screen
– Training lab equipment: smart board, projector, laptops, tables, chairs
– Robotics lab equipment: whiteboards, workbenches, worktables, storage shelves/cabinets
– Science and engineering workstations: whiteboards, workbenches, storage shelves
– Information technology hardware and software systems: servers, desktops, software, security
– Rent and utilities
– Cash donations toward our $100,000 goal

Support Us

Scholarship Fund Campaign

The YMWIC Scholarship Fund exists to support Scholars in grades 3 – 12 who are inspired to pursue a degree and career in the STEM fields upon graduating from high school. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to participants who have successfully completed YMWIC’s program requirements.
YMWIC alumni are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA as undergraduates and must enroll in an accredited STEM degree program to qualify for additional funding.
You can support the YMWIC Scholarship Fund by contacting us at (610) 340-2844 or Thank you for your consideration in donating to the following Scholarship levels:
Future Stars Scholarship – $12,500
Pluto Scholarship – $10,000
Neptune Scholarship – $7,500
Jupiter Scholarship – $5,000
Saturn Scholarship – $2,500