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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

After school program staff member smiles with two students as they build with blocks

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

A staff member assists a member with a workout on a mat

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

A tween-aged girl assists in a community garden with her mom and another woman volunteering

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.

Evidence-Based Programs

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

Heritage Club

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

Transforming Lives

Strong Connections

Family swimming at the Y

$1,048,544 provided in financial assistance to 15,211 community members 

Bright Futures

YMCA club meals

2,459 donors made a transformational difference through their gifts to the Y to help people of all ages reach their fullest potential

Helping Neighbors

Togetherhood - Volunteer opportunities at the YMCA

2,452 Y volunteers provided 29,085 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.