THE YSI FOUNDATION

The YSI Foundation was founded with the belief that any child who wants to play the beautiful game should be able to play regardless of socioeconomic status.

Unfortunately, the rising cost of playing soccer, coupled with rising economic inequality, is increasingly leading poor and even middle-class families to hang up their cleats. The impact on the kids who are forced to quit is devastating - research shows kids who don’t play sports are more likely to be obese, less likely to get a college degree, and more likely to suffer chronic illnesses.

This is why YSI Parents and YSI Founders came together to start The YSI Foundation - to give more children the opportunity to play the beautiful game and the tools and community to succeed off the field as well as on the field.    

Through the generosity of our donors, The YSI Foundation will be able to provide financial assistance to participants and their families whose financial circumstances make it difficult to cover the cost of player dues and uniforms.  Your donation, no matter the amount, will help us help children The YSI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and as such, all contributions made to The YSI Foundation are tax-deductible.

For corporate sponsorship opportunities or other ways you can help, please see below and/or email theysifoundation@gmail.com.

ANNUAL GALAZO

The YSI Foundation is so excited to announce its first annual Gala ("Galazo") on March 5, 2022. At our Galazo, our YSI Families and Friends will come together to raise funds and create positive change for children. Together we can make a difference one child at a time and have great fun doing it! Space is limited - Buy your tickets early!

7pm-11pm | Dancing | Open Bar | Appetizers | Silent Auction | Live Music
Special Performance by Grammy Nominated Opera Singer and YSI Mom, Janai Brugger

* Please note that no portion of the ticket price goes towards The YSI Foundation - the price of admission goes towards drinks, food, entertainment and the venue. To donate to The YSI Foundation, please click on the Donate Button below.

Covid-19 Restrictions: In accordance with City guidelines, all attendees must present proof of vaccination.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

One way you can help make the beautiful game accessible to more Chicago children is by making a donation. Your donation, now matter the amount, will help us help children. If you are making a monetary donation to The YSI Foundation, don’t forget to ask your employer if they will match your donation.

Asides from making a donation to the YSI Foundation, YSI Families can help in many other ways, including, by:

  • Donating an item or service/experience to our Galazo Auction (Click on the Galazo Donation form below);
  • Becoming or asking your employer or local business to sponsor The YSI Foundation (See the Corporate Sponsorship form below); or
  • Serving on volunteer parent committees to help plan our Galazo (Click on the Galazo Parent Volunteer form below).

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

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Thank you for your interest in financial assistance through The YSI Foundation. Through donations, The YSI Foundation is able to provide financial assistance to participants and their families whose financial circumstances make it difficult to meet program fee obligations. The amount of financial assistance varies, and is limited. Please email us at theysifoundation@gmail.com for more information on how to apply.  Thank you!

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR?

Corporate sponsorship and Donations from Families & Friends not only provides critical, sustaining financial support for The YSI Foundation programs, but it also gives your company a unique opportunity for widespread visibility to thousands of Lincoln Park, Lakeview, & Old Town parent communities. The YSI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and as such, all contributions made to The YSI Foundation are tax-deductible.

Please Click on the Corporate Sponsorship form below in order to become a Corporate Sponsor. We appreciate your support.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

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