Our YMCA has committed to significantly increasing our impact in the Gateway Region by serving more people, innovating and improving programs, and ensuring we have purposefully designed spaces to support generations to come.

We've identified these three focus areas that will help us reach our goal to ensure all youth and families in our region have the resources needed to succeed.

  • Bridging the Opportunity Gap
  • Connecting Communities
  • Cultivating Health Equity
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Expanded Reach through Capital Campaign

Across the Gateway Region, we have identified areas of opportunity to reach out to growing neighborhoods within our region.
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Access for All through Annual Campaign

Supporting our Annual Campaign ensures we can scale and expand our programs into our most vulnerable communities.
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Securing the Future through an Estate Gift

We are able to invest in the future while providing support today for program innovation and scholarships through endowments.

Thank you to our Partners!

St. Louis City SC logo
St. Louis City SC
Making soccer more accessible to youth in St. Louis City.
Affinia Healthcare logo
Affinia Healthcare
Expanding healthcare access in North St. Louis County.
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Supporting expanded health and wellness services, STEM programming and early childhood education in North St. Louis.
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City Museum
Bringing $5 swim lessons to underserved youth.
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The Miracle League
Supporting individuals with special needs through adaptive programming.
Cardinals Care
Cardinals Care
Investing in a state-of-the-art adaptive sports complex to allow children with disabilities to take part in our national pastime.

The Y is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charity that works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. One of the ways we do that is by providing financial assistance to children, adults and families who may be unable to afford a membership or participation in our programs. The Y counts on the generous donations from the public to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in our services.

When you give to the Y, you’re doing your part to strengthen our community—and a strong community is good for everyone. Whether you’re helping a child in need attend summer camp, giving someone the assistance they need to make a healthy change in their life, or contributing to the construction of a new Y facility, your gift will let us continue to affect positive change in our region.