The Gateway Region YMCA was founded on October 13,1853, at the 2nd Baptist Church by 23 young men. Since then, the Y has been one of the leading health and human service organizations in the bi-state region.

Beginning with three rented rooms in the Mercantile Library, and growing as the metropolitan area grew, the Y now delivers programs and services through 24 traditional branch locations and more than 120 program sites covering St. Louis City, seven Missouri counties, and six counties in southwest Illinois.

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Our Annual Campaign provides financial assistance and subsidies to ensure all who wish to participate can, regardless of their financial situation. Growing our Annual Campaign will ensure that we scale and expand our programs into our most vulnerable communities. To ensure we are deepening our impact, we will innovate our programming to meet community needs.