For as little as $19/Month
Your Generosity Matters

The Center’s Cause-Driven Programs Create Meaningful Change for Local Families

The Youth and Family Center works closely with members of our community to develop social programs that fit the unique needs of our local population with a mission to support neighbors with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive regardless of age, income or background.

Thanks to the generosity of people like yourself, we continue to fulfill our mission that started in 1883 to provide low-cost programs and financial assistance for youth and families in need.


(315) 823-1740

Executive Director
Tony DeLuca


15 Jackson St, Little Falls NY 13365


Your tax-deductible donation is invested 100% into these local programs, whether large or small.

Let’s make a difference together.  If you can support just one charity this year, consider keeping your donation local…where you can see your donation’s concrete, near-term results and where it’s likely to do the most good. The Youth and Family Center has a continuous 140+ year track record of providing cause-specific programs that impact the quality of people’s lives.

Won’t you Join us today?

For amounts larger than those depicted below, please email for details.

Mohawk Valley Gives Campaign – September 20, 2023

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties will host the second-annual 24-hour day of community giving, “Mohawk Valley Gives,” on September 20th to benefit local nonprofits serving the two counties. The Little Falls Youth and Family Center is one of those non-profits that will participate in the campaign.

What is Mohawk Valley Gives? It’s the Community Foundation’s 24-hour community giving day to benefit nonprofit organizations serving the Mohawk Valley!

The 2022 Mohawk Valley Gives debut raised over $630,000 for over 130 organizations devoted to animal rights, disability services, racial equity, education, arts and culture, health and wellness, emergency response, and more.

“The day is about so much more than just raising money,” said Nick Grimmer, director of giving strategies at the Community Foundation. “It’s about giving nonprofit organizations the opportunity to promote themselves in new and creative ways and gain new supporters while they’re at it. It’s also an educational opportunity for community donors to learn about many amazing organizations that they may not be familiar with.”

The Community Foundation took lessons learned from the first Mohawk Valley Gives event and used those to shape this year’s campaign, which will feature more robust training and support opportunities for participating organizations, as well as an enhanced prize pool that will award cash prizes to these organizations on the giving day.

The UpMobility Foundation has selected Little Falls Youth and Family Center for a ‘match challenge initiative.’ There are two levels to this:

#1 Match*
Any dollars raised online OR through a grant from a donor-advised fund between September 13 and September 30, 2023, will be eligible for a 3:1 match, up to $200,000 per organization.

#2 New Donor Bonus
To incentivize and reward organizations for effective new donor acquisition, organizations will additionally receive $ 300 per online gift from a self-identified new donor, up to $9,000 per organization (equivalent to 30 new donors).

This is an incredible opportunity for our organization, and we hope you will participate on September 20, 2023.

To view our profile and to donate, please click here!

Why a Capital Campaign? Why Now?

The answer is simple—100,000 people a year depend on us!

The generational wear and tear on our essential facilities from continuous long-term and increased usage during the pandemic has made us keenly aware that we can no longer delay facility renovations to expand programming, increase capacity, and modernize for today’s digital world. Join us today in making a lasting impact for generations to come.

Choose one of the options below to participate!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Center’s philanthropic approach is rooted in the belief that neighbors helping neighbors can make a visible impact for all citizens within our community. Let’s make a difference together.  

If you have the ability to support just one charity this year, consider keeping your donation local…where you can see the concrete, near-term results of your donation and where it’s likely to do the most good. Donate today!

Food Pantry

The Little Falls Youth and Family Center Food Pantry assists Little Falls individuals and families who are in need of food. The pantry distributes holiday baskets on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The food-sense cooperative buying program allows participants to nearly double their food-buying power. Food pantry services are run by volunteers from the local community and churches. Contact Susan Tucker at the Little Falls Community Center at 45 Furnace St. at 315-823-1793 or the Little Falls Youth and Family Center at 315-823-1740.

Housing & Emergency Shelter

Rooms and apartments for male, female and family tenants available by the night the week & month at the Little Falls Youth and Family Center. Contact Anthony DeLuca at 315-823-1740.

Health and Wellness, Community Services at Little Falls Community/Senior Center
Located at 524 E Main St., it has meeting space available for your individual or agency’s special needs. Call 315-823-1740 to check for program listings.
Community Garden

A Garden where you can help make a difference. Help by growing fresh vegetables to benefit the Food Pantry and also have an opportunity to learn about gardening. For more information or to volunteer please contact Chris Van Meter at 315-717-8299 or the Little Falls Youth and Family Center at 315-823-1740.

Community Meeting Facilities

The Little Falls Youth and Family Center offers classrooms, offices, and facilities for your group or agency’s special needs. Gym rentals & splash parties can be arranged. We offer childcare, community outreach programs, and Head Start. Call 315-823-1740 for more information.

Outsiders Outdoor Club
The Outsiders Youth Group was formed on Facebook and is designed to highlight outdoor activities and fitness for children. The group gets together a couple of times per month for an outdoor activity and play. Activities include group bicycle rides in the park and on the bike path, the fitness trail at Moreland Park, group runs, kickball, hiking, kayaking and more. Find the group on Facebook at Outsiders-LFYMCA. The site will be used for useful links, events, and discussion. Call Marc Verri at 315-723-9379 for details.

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