A Cause For Good 

For over 167 years, the Gateway Region YMCA has served our community, adapting to meet changing needs. Today the needs are urgent, as COVID-19 and unavailability of community services affect families, seniors and individuals regionally and globally.

Through our Cause For Good Fund, the Y is providing basic needs addressing gaps in service and supporting our neighbors at a time when they need it the most.

Donation & Tax Details - The Gateway Region YMCA is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 43-0653616. Contributions to the Gateway Region YMCA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

an illustration of community needs


In an instant, schools closed, activities were cancelled and young people were left reacting to a world filled with uncertainty. Families isolated and adjusted to online learning - many with limited tools and resources.

While we can’t predict the lasting effects, we know that we need to help rebuild what was lost - socially, mentally and academically.


The pandemic and recent national events have highlighted the inequities that persist, while also shining a spotlight on further challenges that these crises can present for families living in poverty. Everyone deserves an equal chance to achieve social and economic success as our community begins to rebuild.

We must ensure we provide a place where people feel safe, neighbors can rebuild connections, and adults can restore their well-being.

We have all had to adapt and readjust in the constantly evolving environment.

Responding to changing needs in communities is at the heart of the Y’s cause; we will continue to do extraordinary things with your support.

Bridging the Opportunity Gap

We believe every child deserves access to high quality, enriching life experiences. The Y provides opportunities for all youth to connect, belong and achieve.

Connecting Communities

The Y provides safe spaces and the opportunity to convene individuals from across our region for relationship-building, volunteer activities, the formation of community partnerships and working toward collective impact and equity for our region.

Cultivating Health Equity

We believe where you live should not dictate your quality and length of life. The Y provides supportive environments and community integrated health programs to address these disparities.


Need additional resources?

United Way 2-1-1 is your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. United Way supports 211, a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. United Way 2-1-1 connects people to services that help them live their best possible lives – from basic needs to child care to disaster relief to counseling. 

For more information, please go to: www.211helps.org.