Giving to the Y

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With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, strengthening communities is our cause. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure.

When you give to the Y, you are funding life-changing programs that help tens of thousands of children, adults, and families in Snohomish County to learn, grow and thrive.

Your support helps the Y deliver on our commitment:

  • To nurture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe afterschool programs, or foundational skills and values in our child care programs.
  • To improve the nation’s health and well-being through combating obesity and chronic disease by providing the support and resources people need to make positive change.
  • To give back and support our neighbors by empowering people with the resources to improve their lives and connect and contribute to the community, such as with job training, housing, newcomer services, and opportunities to advocate for social change.
  • To offer programs and services to children, adults and families who need financial assistance.

Ways to Give

Cash donation: your cash donation can be designated to support a specific branch or program, or simply be applied to the greatest need - it's your choice. Why not sponsor a week of summer camp for a child who would otherwise not be able to enjoy that great childhood summer memory?

Planned giving: Planned giving is the way to support our community's future. Contributions to our Endowment Fund ensure that the Y's good work will continue for generations to come.
Learn more about Planned Giving.

Read IMPACT, our endowment committee newsletter to learn how donors are preserving the legacy of the YMCA.

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How Your Gift Can Help


Twelve families learn healthy living habits by participating in youth obesity prevention programming.


Four children become kindergarten ready in a nurturing environment supporting early childhood development and parent engagement.


Twenty teens build positive relationships with caring mentors while receiving homework assistance and exploring a variety of interests during after school hours and non-school days.


An elementary school-age youth has a safe and caring place to go after school for academic support, games, and peer interaction, all aligned with their school’s curriculum while their parents finish the work day.


Four children gain water safety skills and confidence through YMCA swim lessons.


Three children enjoy their first team sport experience learning the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility under the leadership of their volunteer coaches.