Please note that we have various ways to process donations, depending on your location.
Monetary donations can be deposited into our South African bank account:
Student YMCA Grotto Hill
Standard Bank, Rondebosch branch
Account number: 07-149-2186
Branch number: 02-5009
Address (for telegraphic transfers): 25 Stanley Road, Rondebosch, 7700, Western Cape, South Africa
Banker’s address (for telegraphic transfers): Corner Belmont And Main Roads Level 2 Riverside Mall – Rondebosch, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
SWIFT code for telegraphic transfers: SBZAZAJJ
Reference: Add your name as a reference, and if your donation is in support of a specific staff member or funding project, please indicate this in the reference too. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your donation. This helps us to connect donors, amounts, and beneficiaries.
US Donors: Faith & Learning International
FLI provides administrative and accounting support systems for missionaries and ministries, and it is an IRS 501(c)3 organization authorized to issue tax deductible receipts for charitable contributions. Annual audits conducted by an independent firm are available upon request.
FLI is a full member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
Ph: +1 630-221-0648
Stateside donations can be sent via:
FLI’s electronic payment portal (link)
Or if you’d prefer to donate by mail:
Faith and Learning International
P.O. Box 480, Wheaton, IL 60187
**Donations need to be made out to Faith and Learning with “Student Y” in the memo.
UK Donors: Stewardship
For UK donors, please use our Stewardship link (https://www.give.net/20031290).
Other International Donors
For other international donors, please use our GivenGain link (https://www.givengain.com/cc/student-ymca-uct-fund-2020)
Why support the Student Y?
“Why would a donation to the Student Y be worthwhile when there are poor to feed, ecologies to save, diseases to cure, local clubs, churches and schools to support?”
The answer to the question is that by supporting the Student Y, you are contributing to the development of future leaders who might address these challenges that we face in South African and our world.
The Student Y is a home-away-from-home to those studying and researching at UCT as they grow into tomorrow’s leaders, community builders, researchers, careers for the environment and advocates for justice. The community is a place where we challenge one another to make a difference with their lives. Your support is crucial.
The Student Y UCT is a registered Non-Profit Organisation and a fully chartered member of the National YMCA. Monthly financial reports and annual financial statements are prepared in accordance with the SA legal requirements. We are 100% reliant on donations, and manage our finances according to good stewardship principles.
What can you support?
Besides general support of day-to-day activities at the Y, you can specify a donation for any of the following ministry areas:
- A student ministry worker on staff
- An underprivileged student with subsidized accommodation
- Our core programs (materials, training, food)
Similar to any educational institution, the strength of the Student Y is its staff, both ministry- and administrative staff. Our staff team is growing and in need of sponsors for their financial upkeep.
We are privileged at the Y to have an excellent campus of facilities, but buildings require maintenance. We are also looking ahead to the future for which development of our property is an important strategy. Students who live on the property also benefit from donors who can subsidise their accommodation.
Finally, a central part of our weekly activities involve hospitality. Coffee and tea are freely available to students and we serve meals at several of our weekly meetings. Your donation helps us to host new students, to make students at home with us, to help students attend training and camps, and so on.
We encourage you to select a way of supporting the Student Y that reflects your interests, values and commitments.