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Youth Conservation Corps lifts up our youth and provides an alternative to the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that envelopes their everyday existence. We offer guidance and training in job and life skills, conservation practices, community service and hope for a brighter future.

Make A Donation

To donate via debit or credit card, click here. Credit card gifts can also be accepted via the phone. Please call us at 847-623-0900. Checks can be made payable to Youth Conservations Corps and mailed to: Youth Conservation Corps 1020 West Greenwood Ave Waukegan Il 60087

Join our Monthly Giving Program

If you would like to join our Monthly Giving Program please click here. Monthly donors are truly champions of our mission. Becoming a YCC Monthly donor demonstrates your commitment to our youth by renewing your support monthly.  Simply sign up online by selecting the “recurring gift” option.  You can start, change or stop your gift at any time. In lieu of gift receipts after each donation, you will receive one per year each January with the total giving for the year, as well as a letter detailing the accomplishments your donations helped us achieve.

Make a tribute gift in honor/in memory of someone special

A gift in tribute of a friend, family member, or colleague is a wonderful way to show your esteem and admiration. Upon receipt of your gift, we will send a personalized card to the honoree, or in the event of a memorial gift, to your designated recipient. Rest assured that the specific gift amount will be kept confidential. If mailing your payment, be sure to include the name and address of the person to whom we should send the card. If making your gift online, please contact Bill Foltz at 847-623-0900 to give him that information so we can follow up with a card for your honoree.

Ask your employer about matching gifts

Many employers sponsor corporate matching gift programs and will match their employees’ charitable contributions. With a matching gift from your employer, you may be able to double or even triple the size of your original gift. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. If your company has a matching gift program, contact your company’s human resources department to learn about your options. Companies have various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request — online forms, automated phone systems, or a paper form that you submit to YCC. 

Donations of stocks, bonds and other assets

Help YCC and take a tax deduction when you donate appreciated securities. Please contact Robert Shears, Executive Director at (847-508-7680) or email at for more information.

Planned Giving

Make a planned gift by naming Youth Conservation Corps as a beneficiary of your will or insurance policy. A planned gift will ensure your legacy of support.

Questions about making a gift? Please call Bill Foltz 847-623-0900


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