Make real opportunity possible.

We empower young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year. Donors like you make it possible.

Why give to Year Up?

Your gift creates measurable impact. Over 90% of our grads are employed and/or enrolled in postsecondary education four months after graduation, with employed grads earning an average starting salary of $42,000 a year. Our program works. That’s the bottom line.

Year Up offers a way to put your values in action: backing a national nonprofit that’s making a real difference. Our program empowers young adults to achieve the professional and academic success needed to secure better jobs, support their families, and strengthen communities.

Your generous contributions empower the next generation to achieve more. Each dollar you give provides our students with the technical and professional skills they need to launch careers and reach their potential.

More than 5 million young adults are cut off from the economic mainstream, yet are motivated to achieve their goals. Your donation helps close the Opportunity Divide and creates real access to opportunities for these young adults to change their futures.

The Opportunity Society is a community of philanthropic individuals and families dedicated to closing the Opportunity Divide. We welcome any donor giving $1,000 or more in a fiscal year.

Giving Levels

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  • Platinum
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  • Sapphire
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  • Diamond
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  • Founder's Circle
    Lifetime Giving

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asked questions

Many employers will match charitable gifts made by their employees. We suggest contacting your employer’s HR department to see if they match gifts and acquire the required information/paperwork.

If you would like to include Year Up in your will or trust, you can use FreeWill’s secure, online tool to create your legal will and legacy gift for free. If you would prefer to work with an attorney, you can also save on legal costs by using FreeWill to document your wishes first. If you have further questions about planning a gift in your estate plan, please contact our Investor Relations team at (857) 702-0204 or We are happy to assist with any of your planning needs.

Year Up is committed to respecting the privacy of its financial and in-kind donors, whether the donation is made online, by mail, or any other method. We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations unless a donor has given us specific permission to do so. Credit card transactions on the Year Up website are processed by Classy. Classy uses industry-accepted encryption for the transmission of credit card information, which keeps visitor information secure, accurate, current, and complete. The transactions are governed by CLASSY’S PRIVACY POLICY. If you invest in Year Up through Classy, you will receive future communications from Year Up. You may opt-out of future mailings by selecting “unsubscribe” at the bottom of each message. Year Up may communicate with you by sending electronic quarterly newsletters or other email notices. Some of these services are provided by Marketo and are governed by MARKETO’S PRIVACY POLICY. Some of these services may also be provided by Constant Contact and are governed by CONSTANT CONTACT’S PRIVACY POLICY. Year Up will only send these messages to you if you have expressed an interest in the organization. If you received a message in error, or no longer wish to receive communications from Year Up, you may opt-out of future mailings by selecting “unsubscribe” at the bottom of each message.

You can donate your appreciated stock and securities directly to Year Up in just a few minutes online. Get started today with this simple, secure stock donation tool.

Year Up is an approved charitable organization through Facebook, and receives 100% of donations made via the Facebook donation button. Individuals may create fundraisers through their personal Facebook account and raise money for Year Up. To do this, Create a Fundraiser from Year Up’s Facebook page.