Why Donate To CYO

CYO programs could not operate without the support of our donors.  It is as simple as that. Thirty-nine percent of our income is non-fee based. Your gift to the CYO assures that no child will be unable to participate because of financial hardship and secures the continuation of CYO programs. All of the gifts that we receive, whether financial, in volunteers hours or through prayer, have a positive impact upon our youth. Thank you for your kind support of the Catholic Youth Organization.

To participate in any of our fundraisers or to gather more information about any of our development needs, please the CYO Office at 317-632-9311 or email Christine Metzger at cmetzger@cyoarchindy.org. To sign up to receive CYO updates and fundraising appeal materials please send your name and address to cmetzger@cyoarchindy.org.

Ways to make a difference:

In addition to fundraising events and activities, the Catholic Youth Organization conducts two annual appeals and offers a diverse range of opportunities for donors to contribute in support of CYO.  Below is a description of each fund, as well as a brief explanation of the ways in which we process your gifts. We appreciate your interest in making a donation to the Catholic Youth Organization.

CYO Patrons Fund:
The CYO Patrons Fund is an unrestricted fund used to support all of our programs and helps to bridge the gap between our income and expenses.

Donate to the Patrons Fund:

Annual Appeal:
Each year we reach out to our donors for their continued support.  A donation to this fund helps ensure that our mission of helping children will continue for years to come.

Donate to the 2017-18 Annual Fund:

Memorial / Tribute Fund:
Many individuals donate to us in memory of a deceased friend or relative or as a tribute that acknowledges a birthday or an anniversary of someone who is or has been involved
with CYO.

Donate to the Memorial Fund:

Sahm-Kuntz Legacy Fund, Corporate Partnership:
Designed to provide financial support for CYO programs now and in the future, Sahm-Kuntz Legacy Fund corporate partners annually contribute $1,500.00 to our organization.  Fifty percent of a corporation’s Sahm-Kuntz Legacy Fund gift is used for operating expenses, and the other half is placed into an endowment fund. 

To donate to the Sahm-Kuntz Legacy Fund please contact Christine Metzger at cmetzger@cyoarchindy.org.

Center-City Financial Assistance Fund:
The Center-City Financial Assistance Fund is designed to provide assistance to the inner-city Catholic school CYO programs.  This fund has provided assistance in areas such as:  uniforms, equipment, maintenance, participation fees and general improvements.

Donate to the Center-City Financial Assistance Fund:

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa Fr. John Elford Campership Fund:
Each year CYO Camp Rancho Framasa offers financial assistance to over 30% of our campers.  Children who would otherwise be unable to spend a week at camp are given the opportunity because of your generosity.  One hundred percent of the money donated to the Fr. John Elford Campership Fund is used to help children attend CYO Camp.

Donate to the CYO Camp Fund: 

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa Patrons Fund:
The CYO Camp Rancho Framasa Patrons Fund is an unrestricted fund used to support all of our programs and helps to bridge the gap between our income and expenses. 

Donate to the CYO Camp Fund:

Planned Giving Program:
The CYO has developed a Planned Giving Program for donors who would like to make a gift to the CYO or CYO Camp in their will.  Contact Christine Metzger (317) 632-9311 or cmetzger@cyoarchindy.org for more planning information.

Online Donation Options:

Donate securely online on our online donation pages:

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/CYO/CampRanchoFramasa.html

Don't want to donate online? Here are our other options...

At this time we have two alternative options to donating online available:

If you prefer, a check could be mailed to:
Catholic Youth Organization
580 East Stevens Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

You may also call the CYO office at (317) 632-9311 to make a credit card donation.
Ask to speak with Christine, Patty or Bernie. They can take your information over the telephone
and securely process the gift.

A letter gratefully acknowledging your thoughtfulness will be mailed to you.

Thank you for your kind and valued support of the Catholic Youth Organization. 
Please contact Christine Metzger at (317) 632-9311 or cmetzger@cyoarchindy.org for any additional information.