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the Cause

Throughout the metro, communities are stronger because of your generous donations. Watch these videos to see examples of how donations to the Y change lives for the better. Then share the cause. Share these videos with your friends and colleagues on social media to help increase our reach and impact.

Providing the Best Start in Life

Together, We're Creating a Better Community

Every day the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage.

Your Support

Every dollar donated to the Y has a lasting impact, right here in greater Kansas City.

The Y passionately focuses on strengthening communities — bridging gaps of income, race, religion, age and more. But we can’t do it alone. 

With the support of generous donors like you, the Y provides everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others, and contribute to a better community. 

Share the Cause

Help us increase our reach and impact by sharing these videos and causes with your friends and colleagues on social media. 

Youth Development - 2018 by the Numbers

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.

Swim Lessons Stats 2018
Youth Sports Statistics 2018

Healthy Living - 2018 by the Numbers

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.

children and teens stayed active and learned new skills through membership and programs
adults improved their health and well-being through membership and programs
seniors remained active and social through membership and programs

Social Responsibility - 2018 by the Numbers

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. 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.

meals and snacks provided to relieve hunger in youth
volunteers gave their time to strengthen our community at the Y
volunteer hours given to strengthen our community
donors helped ensure a brighter future through their gifts to the Y
in financial assistance gave 21,282 people in need the opportunity to grow through the Y

Annual Report

In 2018, 138,366 people of all ages grew stronger at the Y through membership, programs, volunteering and giving. Learn more on our Annual Report page. View our financials, donor recognition and leadership listing.

Download 2018 Impact Report

Download our complete 2018 impact and annual report to see how together, we are building a better community.