The work of the Armory is sustained by the generosity of our community.
There are many ways to donate to the Armory – Choose the way that is right for you.
We provide daily programs, tutoring and meals to Manistee County youth. To do this, we rely on our donors each and every day. Please consider being a part of our monthly giving program.
Online giving is safe, simple and convenient. After submitting your gift, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from the Armory Youth Project.
Join our monthly giving program to make a big difference to our youth.
Becoming a member of the Armory Youth Project monthly giving team is one of the easiest and most sustainable ways you can make a difference. It’s as simple as making your donation a monthly commitment, ensuring we have the resources to provide continued support to our community’s most vulnerable youth.
Effortless: Sign up once for your monthly donation! No more remembering to make a gift during a certain time of year or checking your budget – monthly giving takes care of itself.
Convenient: Your monthly donation is processed automatically through your chosen payment method.
Impactful: Your monthly donation provides a consistent source of support for the Armory. Your commitment will shape their future.
Be a part of shaping the future of youth in Manistee County.
Your generous giving is what allows us to operate daily.
Your gift is used in many ways to directly support our mission, whether it provides programming materials, a healthy meal, a smiling face to show love, or to keep our facility clean, sanitized and safe for our students.
We recognize how important a generous community is to our work, therefore, we have created our “Foundational Donor” program. Individuals, families, organizations and companies who specifically want their name recognized on a tile in the Armory can choose to be a Foundation Donor for a minimum donation of $1,000.
Business Sponsorship Opportunities
The Armory facility is well-suited to delivering on our mission, including classrooms, gymnasiums, and activity spaces that serve our youth and community partners to ensure full utilization of the facility. For our business partners, we have several sponsorship opportunities available for these spaces. As part of this sponsorship, the Armory will provide the following:
a) Prominent placement on our website and periodic social media highlights.
b) Public Service announcements to local media.
c) Features in AYP presentations to community stakeholders.
d) Regular updates on your company’s exposure to events and individuals.
e) Flexible payment options such as up-front or monthly over the term of the sponsorship.
SHOWCASE BREAKFAST SPONSOR - $2,500
The Showcase Breakfast will bring together over 100 generous donors and community leaders for an update on the impact of The Armory Youth Project on the lives of area youth.
This opportunity presents your company logo on the table host training materials, breakfast invitation, and program. There will also be a photo opportunity at the breakfast with your company staff and your sponsorship noted in subsequent press releases, and newsletter articles, and included on the Armory Youth Project website.
SUMMER CAMP SPONSOR - $1,000
The 2023 summer camps are unique each week and include Entrepreneurship, Taste of River Street, Hiking, Art, Survival & Safety, Sports, Crafting, Pet Week, and Teen Cuisine Farm to Table. A local expert in each topic leads the group in acquiring new skills during these half-day sessions.
Your company logo and name are identified in all camp promotional activities – website, posters/flyers, newsletter, and press releases. Also, your logo will be included on the camp t-shirt and your company banner will be displayed onsite during the camp.
PROGRAM SPONSOR - $1,000
The Armory offers a fun place to go after school for food, crafts, sports, art, and more from September through May. We have something for all ages and our after-school programs are FREE for students in grades 6-12.
This opportunity presents your company logo and name with all program’s promotional activities – website, posters/flyers, newsletter, and press releases. Your company banner can be set up onsite during programs from September through May.
5TH GRADE STUDENT ORIENTATION - $250
Each Spring the Armory Youth Project, in cooperation with the largest Middle Schools in the County, hosts an afternoon Armory on Display with activities such as a cooking class, art project, disc golf, or pickleball. Over 150 youth and their teachers participate.
This opportunity presents your company logo and name in all promotional activities – website, posters/flyers, newsletter, and press releases. Also, your company logo will be displayed on signage during the event.
Other Ways to Give
Give by Mail:
Monetary donations may be mailed to:
Armory Youth Project
555 1st Street
Manistee, MI 49660
Please make checks payable to Armory Youth Project.
Give by Phone: To make a gift by phone, please call the Armory directly at 231-299-1205.
Honor and Memorial Gifts
Honor the special people in your life by making a monthly or one-time donation to the Armory. You can choose to have a card sent to the recipient to let them know a gift was made in their name.
Make a Gift of Stock
Many donors choose to make their gifts in the form of appreciated stock. If you are interested in making a gift of stock, please contact Dianna Wall at 231-299-1205. Click here for details.
Make a Legacy Gift
Explore strategies that allow you to plan for your future as well as benefit the Armory. To learn more about gift planning options, contact Dianna Wall at 231-299-1205.
Call Dianna Wall at 231-299-1205 to discuss the donation of items.
Thank you for considering a donation to the Armory Youth Project.
The Armory is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our tax ID number, or Federal EIN, is: 45-4756059. For more information on how to make a monetary or in kind gift to Armory Youth Project, email us at or call 231-299-1205.