Now more than ever, the Y needs your support

Every day, the Y is focused on strengthening communities for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. But we can't do it alone. Donate to the Y - for a better us.

Annual Campaign 2018

Sam and Drake
When you donate to the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, you make our communities in Central New York better and the “us” who live in them stronger. People like Samantha and Drake, Shannon, and Nasir.

Learn more about their stories and the programs of the Y that have transformed their lives.

Each year, the Y receives generous contributions from area residents and businesses that allow the Y to grow and reach thousands of people in our community. Ready to join the cause? Use our online donation page. Below are some of the ways you can support the YMCA:



Makes a month of Y membership available to a young adult.


Allows a teen to explore creativity through writing thanks to Y Arts programming.


Ensures children in need will develop confidence, self-esteem and character at a YMCA summer day camp.


Provides 30 days of housing for a man in transition, figuring out the next steps in his life.


supports a Y Power Scholar all summer!

Why give to the Y?

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

When you give to the Y, you help move people forward. Your generosity and partnership ensures that no child, family or adult is turned away from the Y due to an inability to pay.