Organizational Profile

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 2,700 YMCAs with approximately 20,000 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.

Strategic Priorities

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.

Financial Information

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.


YMCA of the USA National Board of Directors

John Baird, Ph.D.
Principal Partner
ExecutivEdge of Silicon Valley

David A. Barahona
Finance Manager
PepsiCo, Inc.

Jed Bernstein
Above the Title Entertainment

Helen Breña
YMCA of Southern Maine

Jennie Carlson
Executive Vice President/Director of Human Resources
U.S. Bancorp

Gary Cobbs
President and CEO
YMCA of Greater Montgomery

Janet Collins, Ph.D.
Health Specialist

John G. Conley
Partner and Co-Founder
Gilliam Capital

Anne Derber
Camp Manito-wish YMCA

Pamela Davies, Ph.D.
Queens University of Charlotte

Michael C. Eicher
Sr. Vice President for Advancement
Ohio State University
The Ohio State Foundation

Janice Reals Ellig
Chadick Ellig, Inc.

Hugh A. Fitzpatrick
Princeton Capital Management, Inc

Dr. Trent Haywood
Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute
Sr. Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Matthew Hyde
President and CEO
West Marine

James H. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D.
Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hon. Richard A. Jones
Judge, United States District Court

Wright L. Lassiter, III
President and CEO
Henry Ford Health System

Steven J. Malcolm
Retired Chairman, President and CEO
The Williams Companies, Inc.

Christine Marcks
Prudential Retirement

Paul McEntire
President and CEO
YMCA of Greater Houston

Carla Moradi
Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology
HUB International

Christopher Padilla
Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs
IBM Corporation

CiCi Rojas
Partner and President
Tico Productions LLC - Tico Sports

Liliana Valletta
CEO and Co-Founder

Carrie Wall
President and CEO
YMCA of Dane County

Board Fellow 2016 – 2017
Kari Wilhelm
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Board Fellow 2017 – 2018
Tim Novick
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


Executive Leadership

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.


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