Here in Greater Baldwinsville, our families and seniors need a place to play in a healthy environment. Cancer survivors and military families need no-cost support. Our children need a place where they can develop the strength and confidence they’ll need to thrive as adults.

Join the NWFY Campaign

Just $1.8m to raise. Donate now to open the doors this spring!


Greater Baldwinsville volunteers are working together to build a new Y to meet the needs of this community. Construction is well underway at 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville.

Our new Y will strengthen community for generations to come, but we don't have to wait until the doors open. If you'd like to know more about the new Y and how you can help open the doors, please:

The Campaign for our New Y

Greater Baldwinsville volunteers have launched The Campaign For Our New Y to raise $6 million to build the Northwest Family YMCA. Already, they have raised $4.2 million!

That leaves just $1.8 million to raise. Donate now to open the doors this spring. Some naming opportunities are still available. For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Quilter
Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Greater Syracuse
315-474-6851, ext. 326

Our Community

About 15 years ago, leading residents and business leaders in the northwestern part of Onondaga County decided they wanted a Y in their neighborhood. With guidance from the Greater Syracuse YMCA, they formed a board of volunteers to survey community needs, identify an appropriate site, develop building plans and gather the resources needed. In-depth surveys and analysis found that the area lacks sufficient recreational facilities and wellness programs for children, adolescents, families and adults.

Our Cause

The YMCA is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and walks of life, joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. Anchored in more than 10,000 neighborhoods around the country, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence to deliver lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of Greater Syracuse has been a leader in providing healthy choices to Onondaga County residents since 1858. We are the county’s largest provider of school-age child care, and one of its largest employers of teenagers. Our innovative programs for health seekers - including cancer survivors and people at risk of diabetes – have earned national acclaim.


The mission of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.