Why give to the YMCA Endowment?

There is no other organization quite like the YMCA. It is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all 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 a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials to learn, grow and thrive.

Anchored by more than 150 years of rich history and demonstrated community impact, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

Your gift to the YMCA of Greater Erie endowment ensures that the YMCA will continue to provide valuable, life enriching programs that will be available to all for generations to come.

Will You Help Us Transform Lives?

Your gift gives endless possibilities.


Food for neighbors in need. Safe spaces for kids to learn and grow. These are just a few of the many reasons to give to the Y.


We have a variety of opportunities to match your passion, skills and schedule. Join us in making a difference.

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy with a planned gift. Your gift ensures that the YMCA will be available to all for generations to come.