At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. Through the generous support of our donors, we are able to fund life-changing programs that help thousands of children, adults and families learn, grow and thrive for years to come. Our impact is felt every day when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.
Thanks to a balanced operational structure that allows the YMCA of Silicon Valley to offset fundraising expenses with revenues from membership and programs fees, 100% of contributed dollars go directly to their intended purposes. The structure has been one of the organization’s greatest strengths since the Y’s founding in Silicon Valley in 1867.
The YMCA policy is that no child, adult or family is turned away for inability to pay. We provide financial aid to over 10,000 people a year. When you give to the Y you become part of the fabric of the community through:
Each year more than 1,200 volunteers at our Silicon Valley branches contribute their time to the local Y. More than a million people come through our doors. More than 200 staff work to provide services. A gift you make today, right now online, is a crucial part of making the promise come true: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility right now, and for years to come, here in Silicon Valley.