A branch of the YMCA of Silicon Valley
HOME | GIVE | EMPLOYMENT | REGISTRATION | FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE | CONTACT

Location & Hours
Why give
Give now
Online Program Registration
Membership

Dive in at the Central YMCA!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate at the YMCA?
How can I join the Y?
What is the difference between a Facility Membership and a Program Membership?
Does the Y offer financial assistance?
May I volunteer my time to help the YMCA serve the community?
Is the YMCA a charitable organization?
Who are contributors to the YMCA?
Why should I give to the YMCA when I am not a member?
How do you register for programs?

 

 


Who can participate at the YMCA?

All individuals are welcome to attend the Central YMCA programs and use our facilities as members regardless of race, ability, religion, sex, national origin, or level of income. In upholding our commitment that “Everyone is Welcome,” the YMCA of Silicon Valley acknowledges and honors the wide range of religious, spiritual and philosophical beliefs that volunteers, members, staff and community participants may hold. The YMCA respects the range of beliefs in our community by modeling acceptance, inclusion, compassion and love. We embrace the worth of each individual and assist them in developing their unique gifts and abilities.

How can I join the Y?

The Central YMCA is a membership organization. You may join the specific facility of your choice, or, for a small additional fee, you can become a Bay Area member and use YMCAs throughout this area. For more information on the various types of membership, please visit our Membership page, or visit any or our locations for personal assistance.

What is the difference between a Facility Membership and a Program Membership?

Facility Membership is designed for regular users of our facilities and/or programs at the YMCA location of the member's choice. Members receive year round program access and facility use. Most programs are offered at no additional cost, and there are savings on programs where a fee is charged.

Program Membership provides an alternative to facility membership for those who wish to enroll in only selected classes/programs. It does not include fitness or aquatics facility privileges.

Does the Y offer financial assistance?

Yes. Thanks to the generosity of members, small businesses, corporations and foundations, the Central YMCA is able to offer financial assistance to keep Y programs affordable for all, regardless of the ability to pay. For more information, go to Financial Assistance, on this website.

May I volunteer my time to help the YMCA serve the community?

Volunteering is an important part of the energy and excellence of the YMCA. YMCA volunteers work at each location, they serve on committees, and some lead as members of the Board of Directors. We are grateful for all volunteer help and we need a wide range of skills and interests to meet the needs of the organization. Download a Volunteer Application.

Is the YMCA a charitable organization?

Yes, the Central YMCA is a non-profit organization, recognized by the IRS with a 501(c)3 charitable designation. All donations made to the YMCA of Silicon Valley are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. When you donate money, one-hundred percent of your donation is used to subsidize program costs or to provide financial assistance to those in need.  Click here for more information about making a donation.

Who are contributors to the YMCA?

Individuals, families, businesses, foundations, churches and civic groups all support the work of the YMCA.

Is the YMCA affiliated with the YWCA?

No, we are independent non-profit organizations, each with a strong mission. The YMCA’s primary focus is preventative programming that helps youth and teens reached their fullest potential, in environments that promote health in spirit, mind and body for all. Our goal is to help shape productive lives by providing positive alternatives early in life. The YWCA’s primary focus is serving women and their children through intervention programs.

Why should I give to the YMCA when I am not a member?

Your support is still needed. A strong YMCA in our community provides meaningful opportunities, positive experiences and caring adult role models that help youth grow into responsible adults.  That benefits every community member, regardless of YMCA involvement.

How do you register for programs?

There are several ways to register for YMCA programs. You can register by mail, fax, phone, or in person. Register in person at your neighborhood YMCA branch for membership, swim lessons, youth sports, and personal appointments. Learn more about the wide range of our programs, classes and offerings by visiting www.ymcasv.org/central. For personal assistance, call or visit us today.

Bookmark and Share
© 2014 YMCA of Silicon Valley. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy