“When you support the YMCA, you feel a sense of community. Their initiative is more then a gym membership, it’s an opportunity to improve lives.”

The past year and a half has been challenging for so many in our community and nation. From the pandemic to the natural disaster of the derecho, there is not a person or organization that has gone untouched. As we end 2021, we are grateful to see many school-age children entering our buildings again to enjoy sports programming, gym time or cardio and weight training, in addition to families spending time together. We also love to see our senior population taking classes daily, playing pickleball and connecting with one another.

While the YMCA relies on funding through memberships, it also gives back to the community through charitable actions. Each year, our YMCA association provides over $1 million in scholarships to make the Y accessible to everyone in our community.  These scholarships can be applied to swimming lessons, youth sports, senior programming, attending Camp Wapsie or family and individual memberships. This is simply a glimpse into the large and wide variety of impact that the YMCA has on our community each year.

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Over one million dollars is given back to our community members each year in the form of scholarships to assist with member and program fees.

Nearly 7,000

Almost 7,000 members and program participants are provided financial assistance each year in our association!

2021 Annual Support Campaign

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Each year the YMCA provides over $1M in financial assistance.  Our ability to serve this community for over 150 years has been made possible by the generous support of community members like you.


Over $950,000 worth of scholarship assistance is awarded to members of the Y annually


Over $35,000 of scholarships are provided to participants of our child care programming each year


Over $41,000 worth of scholarships are awarded to campers at Camp Wapsie each year


Over $9,000 is awarded each year to all program participants including youth sports to specialty programs