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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.

Inclusion and Access for All

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 - 2017 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.

youth learned life-saving swim skills to reduce their risk of drowning
youth learned teamwork and stayed active in sports
kids and teens explored new interests, learned new skills and built relationships at summer day camps
youth discovered support and friendship in before and after school programs

Healthy Living - 2017 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 - 2017 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.

youth benefiting from federally funded food programs that provide healthy meals and snacks
volunteers gave their time to strengthen our community at the Y
volunteer hours given to strengthen our community
3,722 donors helped ensure a brighter future through their gifts to the Y
donors helped ensure a brighter future through their gifts to the Y
$1,860,964 in financial assistance gave 23,223 people in need the opportunity to grow through the Y
in financial assistance gave 23,223 people in need the opportunity to grow through the Y

Annual Report

In 2017, 136,243 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 2017 Impact Report

Download our complete 2017 impact and annual report to see how together, we are building a better community.