The Y’s mission is our reason for being, and the Y’s cause is our mission in action—a promise to do everything in our Movement’s considerable power to enrich the common good and make life better for individuals, families, and communities. Delivering our Cause draws inspiration and direction from both.
More than 160 years of innovating programs and delivering transformative responses to urgent social challenges has produced and reinforced a set of basic beliefs about how and why our Movement effects meaningful, enduring change. Delivering Our Cause is grounded in these beliefs.
The Annual Campaign
The YMCA is a place where everyone is welcome, regardless of race, age, religion or financial standing. The Annual Campaign raises funds for families who can’t otherwise fully afford YMCA programs and services. It focuses specifically on providing children and teens with safe outlets, positive role models and opportunities to achieve their full potential.
Each year, thousands of volunteers help us make our community a better place to live through the YMCA San Diego’s Annual Campaign. Donations to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign provide outreach and scholarships for programs such as after school care, youth sports, health and wellness, summer day and overnight camps, teen leadership and more.