The Y is the nation's leading charitable organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For over 125 years, the YMCA of Greater Houston has been committed to creating a stronger, healthier and more connected community for us all. 

In the Greater Houston area, 36 YMCA facilities, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city's health and well-being and provide opportunities for individuals to give back and support neighbors. 

Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. 



Last year we contributed nearly $11.5 million to the Houston community, here's a snapshot of our IMPACT: 

  • More than 100,000 new backpacks with school supplies were provided through YMCA Operation Backpack, so that students could start the school year with the tools needed to be successful

  • The onset of diabetes has been found to be reduced by 58% in the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

  • More than 35,000 children became more confident swimmers by participating in Y Swim Lessons

    • Over 1/3rd of those children received free swim lessons to reduce drownings in Houston

  • More than 18,000 refugees from 20 countries received resettlement services, educational programming, employment services or immigration consultation from the YMCA International Services center

  • More than 35,000 children in Academic Achievement programs were supported by roughly $3.5 million in donations

  • 10,714 youth, teens and adults were served through our apartment outreach programs

  • Nearly 25,000 children were served in 50 day camp locations and 1 city park

  • More than 3,000 children were served in overnight camp at YMCA Camp Cullen, or Camp Owen and Camp Cloud


100% of your donation impacts our community. Click here to donate to the Y.



You may also view our annual financial reports here.