The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is a cause-driven organization committed to improving the quality of life for those in our community. With programs from A to Z – like athletics to advocacy, dance classes to disease prevention, volleyball to volunteerism – we don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen communities. Donor gifts to the Y make a critical difference by investing in programs focused on overall health, well-being, growth and success of our children and families. Let’s strengthen the Y together.

When you give a gift to the Y, your gift will help empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives and strengthen the bonds of community in West Michigan. Together, we help make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. When you give to our Annual Campaign you make a difference in the lives of people from all backgrounds and economic levels. Join us – we can make an impact. It’s easy, just Donate Now! Together we can do so much more.

Hour of Impact

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
11:30 am- 1:00 pm

JW Marriott, Downtown Grand Rapids
235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Hour of Impact helps to raise charitable funds needed to provide everyone the opportunity to thrive and live a healthier lifestyle, to connect with others, and contribute to a stronger community. Proceeds will benefit our youth development programs from early learning scholarships to day camp scholarships to college and career development tracks for middle and high school students.

Sponsorships for this important event are available NOW. For more information email Heidi at

Become a sponsor here.

Register here.

Become a Volunteer

Each year, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Annual Campaign reached out to families both with the Y and the community to raise support for our programs. Staff, leadership, members, small businesses, and large corporations all ensure that the impactful program work of the YMCA addresses significant needs in our communities.  Please join us as a campaign volunteer: share your Y story connect future donors to the impactful work done in our community.

Fill out our Volunteer Recruitment Tool here.

Share Your Story

Because of you…children have the support they need to become successful adults, individuals develop the courage to fight obesity, and families grow stronger together. We are proud to share our Stories of Impact that shows how your gift makes a different in the lives of individuals. Chosen and the Impact After School Program David - A New Life Gives Hope for Others

If you are interested in learning more or would like to get involved, please contact Development at 616.855.9645.