For more than 85 years, the YMCA of Southwest Michigan has been working hard to tackle important needs in our community to benefit thousands of people.

We are your local charity

The YMCA of Southwest Michigan is a volunteer-led public charity 501(c)(3) that works collaboratively with community partners to improve the lives of children, adults, families, and the entire community. Our purpose is to strengthen and enrich the development of individuals and families through quality programs and services that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

How we are funded

  • Your membership fee supports the daily operation of our facilities.
  • Program fees, individual and corporate donations, foundations, and grants support our programs and events.
  • Annual Campaign donations are used toward financial assistance for Y memberships and programs, and also help fund specific initiatives such as Y-Club after school care, outreach water safety programs, summer day camps, YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Enhance® Fitness for seniors, and more.
  • Capital Campaigns fund facility expansions and renovations, contributing to the health and well-being of residents throughout the surrounding area.

Thanks to your contributions, we are able to support our communities and help them grow!