Will You Help Us?

We are a place of possibility and promise for all

The Y exists to strengthen community through programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage

Learn How You Can Help

Video Stories of Impact

Our player will guide you through several stories of how our Y has impacted the community of Greater Erie. You can choose to play all or select the story you’d like to see from the menu in the top left corner of the player.

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From safe spaces to academic achievement, when you donate to the Y, you’re giving those in need opportunity to thrive.

You Can Help With A Gift To Our Annual Campaign

Safe Spaces

We are a positive community space keeping kids safe and discovering their true potential

  • YMCA Teen Center $800 sponsors one teen
  • Safety Around Water $75 sponsors one child
  • Diabetes Camp $650 sponsors one youth

Meals for Kids

We are committed to keeping kids nourished all year long.

  • Meals for Kids
    $25 sponsors one child per week


We are filling a gap that helps kids overcome learning hurdles and reach their full potential

  • Power Scholars Academy
    $500 sponsors one student
  • Preschool
    $750 sponsors one preschooler
  • Afterschool Enrichment
    $1000 sponsors one student


We are improving our community’s healthy through programs and activities that promote family time, reduce the risk of disease and reclaim their health.

  • Wellness for Veterans
    $200 sponsors one veteran
  • Diabetes Prevention Program
    $500 sponsors one adult
  • Family Time/Scholarships
    $800 sponsors one family