Facts & Figures
- The Y is a leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
- The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
- In the U.S., the Y is comprised of YMCA of the USA, a national resource office, and more than 2,700 YMCAs with approximately 19,000 fulltime staff and 600,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities across the country.
- The Y engages 9 million youth and 13 million adults each year in the U.S.
- Worldwide, the Y serves more than 45 million people in 119 countries. Ys across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs of the Y around the world.
- Members, staff and volunteers of the Y include men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life.
- The Y offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, according to the unique needs of the communities it engages.
- The Y is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership.
- The Y is guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
YMCA of the USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving as the national resource office for the nation's YMCAs. Delivering Our Cause is YMCA of the USA’s strategic plan for 2014-2017. Based on the input of more than 1,700 Y staff and volunteers, the plan defines what we want to achieve as a national movement in the Y’s three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Click here to read the plan.
National Impact Report
The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We believe strong communities are possible only when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
- National Impact Report 2015
- Consolidated Statement of Activities for the year ended December 31, 2014
- About YMCA of the USA (also available via webpage)
Below you’ll find copies of YMCA of the USA’s IRS Form 990 and related financial documents. Form 990 is an annual return that certain federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the IRS. It provides information on mission, programs and finances.
- Audited Financial Statements For the Year Ended December 31, 2015 PDF
- Form 990 For the Year Ended December 31, 2015 PDF
- Audited Financial Statements For the Year Ended December 31, 2014 PDF
- Form 990 For the Year Ended December 31, 2014 PDF
- Audited Financial Statements For the Year Ended December 31, 2013 PDF
- Form 990 For the Year Ended December 31, 2013 PDF
- Form 1023 – Application for Recognition of Exemption
YMCA of the USA National Board of Directors
John Baird, Ph.D.
David A. Barahona
John G. Conley
James H. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D.
Hon. Richard A. Jones
Wright L. Lassiter, III
President and CEO
YMCA of Dane County
Board Fellow 2016 – 2017
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
YMCA of the USA, the national resource office for America’s 2,700 YMCAs, is led by a diverse and experienced group of staff professionals. Some of them have spent their entire careers in the Y, and others have brought valuable perspectives to the Movement from other organizations and sectors. All of them are deeply committed to advancing the Y’s mission and cause. Learn more.