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

Youth Development

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.

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Healthy Living

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.

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Social Responsibility

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.

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