Donate Today & Support DBG

The needs are great!

While generous volunteers and participating vendors help reduce certain expenses, the cost to provide one year of services for just one student at the Downtown Boxing Gym still totals over $7,000. We have 150 students and an ever-growing waiting list. With your help, we can give more and more children a fighting chance at a winning future!

The boxing gym is always in need of academic and athletic equipment and supplies.


Downtown Boxing Gym is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.

More Ways to Give & Support:

Mail a Check

To donate by mail, your check, made payable to Downtown Boxing Gym, can be sent to us at:

Downtown Boxing Gym
6445 E. Vernor Hwy.
Detroit, MI 48207

Donate Securities

To donate securities like stocks, bonds and mutual funds, please share DBG’s brokerage account information with your financial institution or advisor:

  • Receiving Firm/Institution Name:  TD Ameritrade
  • Receiving Account Number:  913387396
  • Receiving Account Title/Registration: Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Foundation
  • Receiving Firm DTC Number:  0188
  • EIN/Tax ID: 27-5106242
  • Contact Name at Charitable Organization: Meredith Potter
  • Contact Phone Number: 313-209-3029

When your stock or mutual funds are transferred to our account, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. We would like to ensure all gifts are properly received and acknowledged, so please email Meredith Potter at [email protected] to let her know the transfer is on the way.

Distribution from an IRA

If you are over the age of 70.5 and own a retirement account, you may want to learn more about Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) and Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) by visiting the IRS FAQ page at this link or this helpful Fidelity FAQ at this link. Please contact your accountant or financial advisor for more information. If you decide to move forward with a distribution of securities from your IRA, please see our “Donate Securities” section above for DBG’s receiving account information. If you would prefer a distribution of cash, checks can be mailed to our address in the “Mail a Check” section above.

Donor Advised Funds

To donate through a grant from your donor-advised fund (DAF), please work directly with your sponsoring organization, such as Schwab Charitable or Fidelity Charitable, and make checks payable to:

Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program
EIN: 27-5106242
6445 E. Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48207

In order to acknowledge your generous gift, please provide your name and/or fund name and address.

Wire Transfers

DBG gratefully accepts gifts via wire transfer. For more information on making these contributions, please contact Meredith Potter at [email protected] or 313-209-3029.

Planned Gifts

Leave a lasting legacy at DBG by giving through a will or trust or by naming DBG as a beneficiary of a retirement account, such as an IRA or 401(k). If you have already included DBG in your estate plan, please let us know! Please contact our Donor Experience Manager, Nick Mancuso, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 248-894-0462.


DBG is always in need of academic supplies and athletic equipment. Click here to see our Amazon Wish Lists.


Not the best time to donate? Please share the DBG Facebook page and tag friends who would be interested in our mission. We’d really appreciate it!

Support DBG Through Our Partnerships

In addition to donating and volunteering, there are several other ways to support the Downtown Boxing Gym.

Support Us While You Shop With Amazon Smile!

Just go to to create your account, choose the Downtown Boxing Gym as your charity, and every time you shop, Amazon will donate .5% of the sale to our program!

Use Your Change to Make a Change With Rite Aid Kid Cents!

Sign up and “round up” your Rite Aid purchases. The spare change will come to the Downtown Boxing Gym! Follow the link to sign up and for more information.