The YMCA is strengthening the foundation of community with support from donors like you.

As a leading non-profit organization, the YMCA serves Greater Houston by building healthier families, empowering youth and fostering inclusive communities. At the Y we ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, regardless of ability to pay. We work hard each day to make a difference in the lives of those in our community through programs that impact our area’s youth, families and older adults.


Strengthening the Foundation of Community

The YMCA of Greater Houston is the 4th largest YMCA in the country with an expansive 10,000 square mile service area that spans 11 counties encompassing:

  • 21 YMCA Membership Centers
  • 1 Overnight Camp & Conference Center
  • 39 Outreach Sites
  • 200+ After School & Early Care Sites
  • 4 Adaptive Sites including 2 Miracle League Complexes

Be the Change

The Annual Giving Campaign ensures that everyone has equal access to the resources and tools they need to thrive.

In the Greater Houston area, YMCA wellness facilities, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites strive to empower youth, build healthier families and foster inclusive communities. These programs are driven by our mission of serving Houston as a cause-driven organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Together, we strive to create a stronger community. Your donation helps ensure everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

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Empowered Youth

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Healthier Families

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Inclusive Communities

Ways to Give

The campaign is about more than just raising money. It is about the life changing impact that the YMCA provides by opening doors to those in need. The child who gains confidence through learning opportunities, the active older adult who is no longer isolated and is living a healthy and active lifestyle, a family given opportunities to spend quality time together and so many more. The stories of those who are impacted by the Y have the power to unite and inspire.

Donate to the Annual Campaign

Help us deliver on our cause through a charitable donation to make our mission impact possible. Our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do, and we need your help to do it. Your support enables our community’s success.

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1886 Member Giving Society

The 1886 Society recognizes YMCA member donors who commit to making a lasting impact in their community through a recurring monthly gift to the YMCA Annual Campaign. Members of the 1886 Society ensure that the YMCA is there to provide opportunities for all.

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Y Forever – Planned Giving

When you include the YMCA of Greater Houston in your estate plan, your generosity brings about meaningful change. Strengthening the Y’s endowment funds is critical to ensuring that the YMCA is there to serve the community for generations to come.

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Charity Navigator Accredited

The YMCA of Greater Houston is proud to have received the coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator. This allows our donors to feel confident in their decision to designate their donation to their local charity, the YMCA.

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BBB-Accredited Charity

The YMCA of Greater Houston meets the Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability. The BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charities, and we are proud to carry its distinction.

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Double Your Impact
Matching Gift

Want your donation to make an even deeper impact in our community? Many employers offer gift matching programs and will match your charitable donation to the Y. Check below to see if your company participates and double the impact of your support!


Thank you for your support

Thanks to generous donors, we are able to fulfill this mission through low cost programs and raising money for direct financial assistance for families in need. One hundred percent of all dollars donated are invested into programs serving children and families in our community.

These programs, and your support, are vital to our community’s success. By working together, we can make a lasting impact on our area and ensure meaningful change that strengthens our community.