We’re More Than You
Know. We’re a Cause.

The Y is so much more than a gym. It’s a cause. Today, our communities are facing challenges that create a greater need than ever before for the work that we do - challenges like the academic achievement gap, childhood obesity, and the diabetes epidemic. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, staff, and generous donors, like you, to make a difference.

When you give to the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, your gift will help children and youth achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of our community.

Ready for School

85% of a child’s brain develops before they enter school. That is why the YMCA is committed to providing quality Early Learning to prepare children mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally for success in Kindergarten. In fact, 90% of YMCA preschoolers test ready for school in cognitive and language skills.

Success in School and Life

Every day in our region, thousands of kids would go home to an empty house, if not for a Y afterschool program. By partnering with more than 20 school districts, the Y’s nationally recognized afterschool program supports academic achievement, fosters health and wellness, and instills positive life skills. As a result, more youth are prepared for success in school and life.

Opportunities for All

All youth deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through the support of generous donors, the Y is able to ensure that kids in our region are able to participate in programs that help them succeed in school, establish healthy habits, and learn valuable life skills. In fact, more than 2,000 additional youth, who otherwise could not afford to participate, are able to benefit from Y programs and services because of your support.



There are so many opportunities to give to the Y. Whether it is supporting programs that are addressing critical needs in our programs or providing funding to ensure that the Y’s facilities are able to best serve our community. Click below to learn more about current initiative which you can support.



Corporate Giving

Our goal is to partner with businesses and organizations that want to make a positive difference in our community. The Y offers various forms of recognition to thank you for your support and let our community know about your generosity


Planned Giving

You have the opportunity to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the programs and services of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. By planning a gift as part of your overall estate or financial plans, you can amplify your impact. Plus, there are often tax benefits for you. Use these online resources and tools to find the method of support that best fits your goals.


Cause Shopping

What if you could support the Y while purchasing everyday items from your favorite stores? Well now you can!



Special events are a great way to support the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. From 5K's to fall Festivals, there is something for every age and interest. Click below for a list of upcoming events and ways you can support them.


Other Ways To Give

Giving is about connecting your passion with a cause. We want your philanthropic support of the Y to be a great experience that is impactful, rewarding, and convenient. This is why we have several convenient ways to give, that allows you to focus on what's important and that is making positive change!



Because of your generosity, the Y is able to achieve its mission to build health in spirit, mind, and body for all. With your support, thousands of youth realize their potential, people of all ages achieve health and wellness, and Greater Cincinnati is a stronger community. We are thankful for your engagement with the YMCA and are grateful for sharing our vision of creating tremendous impact in our communities. Together, we can make a difference.



It’s easy to make a change in the community we live in by volunteering. By contributing your time, talent and resources, you can help a child realize their potential, guide a teen toward a brighter future, and make your community a better place to live and work. And the best part? Volunteering changes you, too.