Help sustain our vision


Do you want to help further the impact of CYC’s youth programs? Your tax-deductible donation helps us connect with more than 5,000 youth across central Iowa. We are seeking support to renovate part of our first floor into a “Youth Enrichment Center”, that will be used for tutoring and facilitating our youth after school programs.

Looking to get involved? Scroll through this page to look at our floor plans for our Youth Enrichment Center and view our Wish List needs. If you desire to make a donation to assist with our renovations, click the button entitled “Support the Youth Enrichment Center”.


Click on the “Donate” button below to make your one-time impact today!

One Time or Recurring Donation

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The Community Youth Concepts endowment exists to ensure the mission of the organization continues for many years. Our endowment is held at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Ready to support the long term success of CYC? Click the button entitled “Endowment” and make your donation through the Community Foundation’s safe and secure web-based portal.  Be sure to select “Community Youth Concepts Endowment” from the “Fund Name” drop down menu. 


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Our Wish List

Gift Cards

Casey’s, Kum & Go, QuickTrip, Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee, Target, Walgreens, etc

Kitchen and Snack Items

Dishwashing Detergent, Paper Bowls, Ziplock Baggies (sandwich and snack size), Paper Plates, Granola Bars, Fresh Fruit, healthy snacks for programs (enough for 20-25 students) 

Free Little Food Pantry

Peanut Butter, Jelly, Noodles, Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Mac and Cheese, Soup, Beans Cereal (either bags or individual servings because normal sized cereal boxes will be too tall to fit on the shelves of our Free Little Food Pantry)


Outdoor Items

Plant Bulbs, Plants (perennial/sun), Vegetable Plants, Soil, Ice Melt,
Large Water Cooler, Garden Tools, Gardening Gloves, Construction-Grade Garbage Bags, Shovels

Household Items

13 & 23 Gallon Size Garbage Bags,
AA Batteries, All-Purpose Cleaner,
Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Hand Soap,
Hand Sanitizer, Paper Towel Rolls,
Toilet Paper


Zoo or Science Center Passes,
Local Sporting Event Tickets,
Civic Center Tickets,
Botanical Garden Tickets,
Bus Passes, Spa/Salon Certificates, Crossword/Word Search/Sudoku Puzzles

Office/Craft Supplies

Postage Stamps, Copy Paper,
Spiral Notebooks, Post-it Notes,
Card Stock, Index Cards, Scotch Tape,
Mulit-Colored Duct Tape, Pencils,
Construction Paper, Pencil Sharpeners


Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer,
Feminine Products, Lip Balm

Community Youth Concepts

You can also use this link to purchase things from our Amazon wish list, just by searching “Community Youth Concepts” on the Wish List tab!