Give For A Better Us

Every dollar donated to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City has a lasting impact on people of all ages, right here in the metro. Give today for a better us. Join us to strengthen the community through nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. To support our cause, make a secure online donation or call 816.360.3383 for more information.

Areas of Focus

Youth Development

All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development - all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Healthy Living

We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.

Social Responsibility

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.

Why Give

Lifesaving Skills

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1-14. But with your support, we can change this by giving more kids like 8-year-old twins Harry and Silas the opportunity to take swim lessons.

The two overcame fear and learned important skills. “I feel really good about it and now I’m not shy about the water,” Silas said.

Opportunities for All

When you give to the Y, you can make sure young people of diverse abilities like Max and their families have the opportunity to benefit from YMCA Challenger recreational and social activities.

“Sometimes when you’re a family with special needs it’s very isolating,” said Max's dad, Rick. But they've found support in YMCA Challenger.

Achieving Dreams

Your gift can help teens like Amanda Johnson prepare for a success in college and careers. Amanda participated in the YMCA's Young Achievers program during her sophomore through senior years of high school.

“I really started to see myself at a different level of achievement…I gained options,” Amanda said.

Ways to Give

Annual Campaign

Your gift to the Annual Campaign makes sure all in need in our community have the opportunity to participate, regardless of their financial resources.

Capital Campaign

When you give to a capital campaign, you help ensure that the Y has the physical presence and resources to provide much-needed programs to our community.

Heritage Club

Leave a legacy as a member of the Heritage Club. Gifts to the fund are invested, allowing the Y to use the earned interest to support critical programs to survive.

Community Impact

Strong Connections

142,255 lives touched by the Y through membership, programs, giving and volunteering

Bright Futures

52,880 youth learn new skills, gain skills for success in school and beyond, and stay active through Y membership and programs

Helping Neighbors

7,943 people give their time, talent and treasure at the Y to make our communities better

Thanks to Our Donors

Thanks to our generous donors, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City is able to give financial assistance so that all in need have the opportunity to grow stronger and reach their fullest potential at the Y. We couldn't do it without you.

View our Guide Star profile through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. 

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