“I made some mistakes in my life and was referred to the Boys & Girls Club of Vista by my school.  I had to participate in their SMART Moves program to get back on track.  I got back on track and more. The Boys & Girls Club of Vista surrounded me with positive people and a safe place to go. Thanks to their help, I was able to change my life, graduate and attend UC-Santa Cruz”- Mark Arenas, Youth of the Year.



We need to serve more kids more often. Join us on our Drive to $1.5, our quest to raise $1.5 million dollars annually for Vista youth.

The Drive to $1.5M in support of Vista kids

The Drive to $1.5M in support of Vista kids


Club Champions 

Club champions are phenomenal Boys & Girls Club of Vista supporters that care about changing lives to create more great futures.  Become a champion today! Donate online, by mail or call 760-724-6606 ext. 21 to make a donation of any level- When it comes to great futures, every dollar counts!

*Our online donation system currently accepts all Credit Cards and Paypal.

Please check with your employer about a match for your donation! Many mid-large sized companies offer matching donations! Please contact your HR to find out if there’s a way to DOUBLE your donation!Other Donation Options

We’re flexible! Donate monthly, quarterly, etc. We accept cash, check, and credit card donations at our main location:

Boys & Girls Club Vista
attn: Drive to $1.5M
410 W California Ave
Vista, CA 92083

*Donations by check may also be mailed to this location.

Wish List Donations

We appreciate and accept some in-kind donations which enhance our programs and services. Donations that we regularly accept are:

  • Click on the DONATE button and let us know what item you would like to purchase with your donation.
  • Help us out with our Amazon Wishlist
  • Contact 760-724-6606 ext. 10 or via online form to provide us with the details of your donation prior to bringing to the Boys & Girls Club of Vista.

The Wish List


  • School Supplies
  • Arts & Crafts Supplies
  • Cookies for Homework Incentive program: $25
  • Sports Equipment
  • Cooking Supplies
  • Coolers
  • Outdoor Garbage Cans

$100 – $499

  • Teen Room Couch: $400
  • Banquet Tables: $125 ea.
  • Easels & Flip Charts: $100
  • Hand Truck: $150
  • Musical Equipment/Portable P.A. $500

$500 – $999

  • Matching Homework Chairs (30 needed): $500
  • Air Hockey Table: $500
  • Xbox One/PS4 & Games for Teen Room : $500

$1000 & up

  • 8-passenger Van: $25,000
  • Awning & installation for Snack Area: $1500
  • Playground Equipment: $1000
  • Electric Paper Towel Dispensers & Installation: $2500
  • Stage Lighting for Drama Room: $10,000
  • Washer/Dryer $1500
  • Dual-pane Windows: $5000
  • Perimeter Fence/Gates $25,000
  • HVAC for Gym: $80,000
  • Solar Installation: $150,000
  • Pergo flooring for Drama and Gamesroom
  • Complete lighting fixture modern upgrades
  • In-kind Custodial Services
  • In-kind Landscaping Services
  • In-kind Facility Repairs

Join the Kid for Life Society

Generations of kids have found a brighter future at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista.   A gift to the Boys & Girls Club of Vista’s Foundation can help give generations of Vista kids the gift of academic success, healthy lifestyles and character development. A planned gift and bequest and help provide income for our programs forever.

We accept:

  • Wills & Bequests- these are an outright or percentage of remainder gift of cash, securities or real property in your will or trust.
  • Memorial Gift- make a tribute gift in honor of a loved one and make an impact on the future of kids we serve.
  • Retirement plans- these gifts such as a 401k IRA are often a very tax efficient way of making a planned gift.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities- these gifts can provide you a secure and steady payout while making a substantial gift at the same time.
  • Gift of Life Insurance- For a small sum, you can make a large gift and receive a possible tax deduction by adding us a a beneficiary designation on an existing policy.
  • Gifts of Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds- real property and funds that can help you avoid capital gains taxes.

The Boys & Girls Club of Vista Foundation is also a 501c3 non-profit that solely exists to support the long-term sustainability of the Boys & Girls Club of Vista.  The Boys & Girls Club of Vista’s foundation’s Tax ID is 95-3376683.

Please call 760-724-6606 ext. 10 or via online form for more information.