Partnering for Impact

When you partner with the Y, you change lives for the better. Everything at the Y is grounded in meeting the unique needs of communities––and we can't do it alone. Partnerships and collaborations expand our impact to ensure people of all ages and all communities reach their full potential and thrive. We seek partners with like-minded values and goals and welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can work together to make real and lasting impact at the local, regional or national level.

To start the conversation, please contact us at [email protected].

Partnering for Impact

Partner Spotlights

  • Bezos Family Foundation: Providing Access to Youth Civic Engagement Opportunities


    Bezos Family Foundation is partnering with the Y to increase access to YMCA Youth and Government ® programs in Florida, Kentucky and Texas, offering more students, schools and local Ys the opportunity to take an active role in the civic process, and learn to advance ideas through networking and civil discourse. This multi-year partnership will also identify strategies and best practices that successfully engage more culturally diverse students, schools and communities.   

  • Wilson: Improving Equity and Access to Sports


    Over the last three years, funding from Wilson Sporting Goods has enabled equity and access to sport for underserved youth, exposing them to all the opportunities sports can unlock---both on and off the court or field---through real-life experiences such as panels, career fairs and mentorship, as well as access to courts, fields, events and industry-leading sporting goods. 

  • Peanuts Worldwide: Bringing Summer Camp Experiences to More Kids


    Peanuts Worldwide is partnering with the Y to bring more transformational summer camp experiences and outdoor adventures to kids across the U.S. and internationally. As part of this new multi-year partnership, Peanuts Worldwide will also will also be the national sponsor in 2024 and 2025 for Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.

Collaborating So All Can Thrive

Partnerships are essential to the Y's ability to strengthen community. Together, we're able to increase access and involvement so more people can discover their potential and thrive. With 10,000 communities to serve, there is always more need. Current impact areas include:

  • Youth Development


    Help us fulfill our commitment to nurturing the potential of every child and teen through programming ranging from early education and play to leadership and sports. Partners Bank of America works regionally to strengthen workforce development, while the Annie E. Casey Foundation supports positive youth development within local Ys.  More about Youth Development at the Y.

  • Healthy Living


    Everyone deserves access to activities and communities that help us live our healthiest life possible. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has partnered with the Y for over 20 years, working together to build communities where everyone has equal access to a healthy life, while partnerships such as Leslie’s Pool’s support of drowning prevention programs and CVS’s collaboration for vaccine access help make health resources and the Y’s healthy living programs more accessible to more people. Explore our Healthy Living initiatives.

  • Social Responsibility


    The Y believes in inspiring action within our communities, and partnerships help the Y expand services that welcome newcomers, build a sense of belonging, increase positive dialogue and connect people of all generations, backgrounds and perspectives. Current collaborations that inspire individual growth and ignite community involvement are the Beacon Foundation's commitment to welcoming newcomers, and the MissionSquare Foundation's investment in youth civic engagement. Learn more about our Social Responsibility Programs.

  • Crises and Urgent Needs


    The Y's purpose is to meet community needs, and we do so every day in large and small ways. When a crisis or disaster requires an immediate, critical response, partnerships help assure we are there to provide essential resources and relief. Partnership programs, such as Lyft's Round Up and Donate to Ukraine campaign, are invaluable--and often essential--to a successful emergency response. Learn more about the Y's Disaster Response. 

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When you support the Y, you help kids develop into thriving adults, foster health and well-being for neighbors and grow vibrant communities right where you live.