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Food for neighbors in need. Safe spaces for kids to learn and grow. Outreach to seniors who are feeling isolated. These are just a few of the many reasons to give to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Find your reason to give. Make an impact today with your gift to the Y.

Areas of Focus

Youth Development

Challenger Athlete

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

Diabetes prevention class

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

People Volunteering planting garden

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.

Our Impact

Eliminating Drowning

Water Safety at the Y

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 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

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

Moving Health Care Upstream - Claudia

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

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. Donate online.


A variety of Y programs and fundraising events are available for corporate sponsorship. Benefits meet the complex needs of corporate philanthropy and social responsibility. To learn more, email

1860 Society

Leave a legacy as a member of the 1860 Society. Gifts to the endowment fund are invested, allowing the Y to use the earned interest to support critical programs to survive.


Strong Connections

Family swimming at the Y

136,136 lives touched by the Y through membership, programs, giving and volunteering

Bright Futures

YMCA club meals

45,212 children and teens learn new skills, gain skills for success in school and beyond, and stay active through Y membership and programs

Helping Neighbors

Togetherhood - Volunteer opportunities at the YMCA

2,610 Y volunteers give 38,676 hours of service 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.

Our GuideStar Profile

View our GuideStar profile through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.