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Y Named United Way Impact 100 Partner

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
May 15, 2024
Proud to be selected as an Impact 100 Partner. Impact 100. United Way of Greater Kansas City.

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City is proud to be named a United Way of Greater Kansas City Impact 100 organization again for 2024-2025. The Y was part of the inaugural group of Impact 100 organizations for 2023-2024.

This annual Impact 100 list is comprised of one hundred of the most vital health and human service organizations that United Way will invest and partner with to bring real-time solutions to our community.

Nonprofit organizations selected in this year’s Impact 100 submitted applications were reviewed by the United Way's community investment advisory council—a diverse panel of 100 community and business leaders over the course of several weeks. The group evaluated organizations for their demonstrated work and outcomes to address the critical challenges facing the Kansas City region today, as well as for their fiscal responsibility. Final selections were approved by the United Way Board of Directors.

As an Impact 100 organization, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City will receive unrestricted funding from United Way to address the Y's most pressing needs. The Y will use this funding to help youth reach their fullest potential in before and after school programs, summer day camps and Head Start programs across the metro, as well as youth programs at our Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center. 

“We are committed to working alongside these organizations to being partners in change,” said Chris Rosson, United Way President and CEO. “Together, we’re driving real-time solutions to our region’s most pressing challenges.”

This year’s Impact 100 represents all six counties served by United Way of Greater Kansas City and includes strong representation for communities of varied race, color, history, culture and background. Broadly, they aim to improve health, enhance educational and youth opportunity and foster financial security

“United Way is more than a fundraising organization,” Rosson said. “We are a community-centered, solution-oriented, problem-solving organization for those who need it most, where they need it most and when they need it most.”

Learn more and view a full list of 2024-2025 Impact 100 Partners.

About the United Way of Greater Kansas City
At United Way of Greater Kansas City, our mission is to inspire and enable a movement of Waymakers (what we call our change agents) to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every member of our community. We do this by: mobilizing people and resources and investing them in the highest-impact nonprofits and programs addressing community need in all six counties; and by engineering smart, sustainable solutions both short- and long-term community challenges in collaboration with the public, private and philanthropic sectors. Every year, one in three Kansas Citians find help through the United Way, and we continue to develop new and innovative ways to connect residents to the services, support and resources they need.