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
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.
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.
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.
Share the Cause
Reanna has learned new skills such as how to float on her back, and built confidence along the way. That has also given her mom confidence that Reanna will be safe.
“I did not take swim lessons as a child...so to see my child be able to have this gift and be able to swim, that’s wonderful to me,” said Reanna’s mom, Tiara.
Opportunities for All
YMCA Challenger programs, such as soccer at the Fred and Shirley Pryor YMCA Challenger Sports Complex, give youth like Alison the opportunity to be physically active, have fun with friends and learn social skills.
“She’s made lots of new friends...and she’s learning how to interact with them and help them out when they need help as well,” said Alison’s mom, Brenda.
Moving Health Care Upstream
The Y offers evidence-based programs that improve health and well-being. One program is Enhance Fitness, designed to increase mobility and comfort for people with arthritis, like Olathe Family YMCA member Claudia.
Coming to class has helped her manage severe pain, improve her posture and keep moving.
“I feel like if I hadn’t started coming to the Y, I would not be walking today,” Claudia said.
Ways to Give
Your gift to the Annual Campaign makes sure all in need in our community have the opportunity to participate, regardless of their financial resources.
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.
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.
2017 Community Impact
160,063 lives touched by the Y through membership, programs, giving and volunteering
48,538 youth learn new skills, gain skills for success in school and beyond, and stay active through Y membership and programs
6,521 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.