Why Giving to the Y Matters
At the YMCA of Greater Seattle, we’re a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y inspires people of all ages to be active and healthy, educated and engaged, building a stronger community for us all.
- The Y is the largest provider of housing for homeless young adults in King County
- On any given night, the Y houses 280 young people
- The Y offers housing assistance in the forms of transitional housing, rapid rehousing and rental assistance
- The Y is the only agency focused on supporting youth aging out of foster care
The Y is Working for a Better Us
Us is a foundation. Us is a bond. Us is a future. But right now, it feels like the bond is fraying. We need a place that can make us whole--where common ground is plenty, differences are assets, and opportunity is for all.
How Your Gift Makes a Difference
Addressing Critical Local Needs
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
The Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. Your generous donations help programs like Camp, Child Care, Education & Leadership, and more.
Improving the community's health and overall well-being
The Y is where community happens. In neighborhoods and towns across King County, the local Y is where people of all ages come together to laugh, learn, exercise, and build their sense of community. Programs like Community Integrated Health are helped thanks to your generous donations.
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
We know that when we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. The Y responds to society’s most pressing needs by developing innovative, community-based solutions to help those in need to reach their full potential.