Thank you for your support


Changing lives in three dimensions

Our mission in greater Chicagoland is all about changing lives for the better in three ways:

  • Youth Development – providing a safe haven while supporting educational readiness and success
  • Healthy Living – promoting fitness, sports, nutrition and water safety, while preventing obesity and other health problems
  • Social Responsibility – finding innovative ways to help each individual reach toward his or her potential, giving everyone the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure

At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the chance to learn, grow, and thrive.

If everyone helps, together we will achieve so much more. That’s why we are asking you to support the Y with a gift to the Annual Fund. Because when our efforts are joined together, we can make the biggest difference.  
Make a gift today.

If not you, who?

Why give?

When you give to the Y, you strengthen our community. As the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to deliver meaningful and lasting change right in your own neighborhood.

But your support doesn’t stop there.  It enables us to offer a wide range of programs that help children learn and grow, teach young people to lead, bring families closer together and encourage individual health and well being.

How to give


By Mail:
YMCA Contributions
PO Box 5657
Chicago, IL 60680-9814

By Phone:
(312) 932-1419

Contributions to the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes. If you have any questions about your donation or about giving to the YMCA, please call Financial Development at 312-932-1200.