Thank you for your interest in making a tax-deductible donation to YPSO. YPSO is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and an IRS section 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, #94-1076778. We rely on our donors to support our students and mission and programs.

Your contributions to YPSO:

  • Help provide student scholarships and cover more than 40% of our operational costs each season
  • Help fund scholarships for our students to tour with the orchestra and experience music on a global stage
  • Ensures that the arts reach more young people and the community as a whole


Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.   

Donate By Mail:

Young People's Symphony Orchestra
2600 Tenth St., Suite 413
Berkeley CA 94710

Donate Via United Way

You can make a contribution to YPSO via United Way by writing YPSO's name and address on the United Way contribution form. To keep costs as low as possible, United Way requires a minimum gift of $48 per agency. Be sure to let us know your gift is coming! See our address above under Donate By Mail or email us at

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Donate Via Employer Matching or Volunteer Grants

Ask your employer about matching gifts or volunteer grants, which can be very generous.

Purchase a Program Ad

Share your message or advertisement in YPSO concert programs! Click HERE!

Donate Appreciated Investments

If you have a Charles Schwab Account, it is as easy as calling them [(800) 435-4000] and asking them to transfer your selected stocks to Young People's Symphony Orchestra Assoc. If you have questions, please send an email to