World Service

Creating a Better World for All: YMCA World Service Campaign

World Service


For more than 175 years, the YMCA has helped young people around the world overcome barriers and access the opportunities they need to thrive and ignite change.

The YMCA World Service Campaign raises critical resources, which enable YMCAs across the globe to empower young people to build a just, sustainable, equitable and inclusive world, where every person can reach their full potential.

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Learn how you can help young leaders ignite change through the YMCA World Service Campaign.

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Vision 2030 Areas of Impact

The YMCA World Service Campaign advances YMCA Vision 2030, a shared global strategy to build a better world through four key areas: community well-being, meaningful work, a sustainable planet and a just world.

Watch the videos below to see how your support of World Service empowers young people to make an impact in each of the four areas:

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  • Community Well-Being

    Supporting the health and well-being of all people.

    Spotlight: Latin American and Caribbean YMCAs Mental Health Work

  • Meaningful Work

    Providing meaningful work and education opportunities.

    Spotlight: Philippines YMCA Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Programs

  • Sustainable Planet

    Taking action to sustain and protect our planet.

    Spotlight: Nicaragua YMCA Community Seed Banks

  • A Just World

    Addressing inequities and racism to create a more just world for all.

    Spotlight: South Africa YMCA Youth Justice Project

Our Commitment to You

YMCA World Service funds are overseen by the YMCA of the USA International Group and put to use locally by YMCA staff and volunteers who are trusted leaders with a deep understanding of community need and the relationships to produce impactful, sustainable change. 100% of your donation to YMCA World Service goes directly to creating opportunities for young people.

All World Service contributions are administered by the YMCA of the USA, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization chartered by the state of Illinois. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and are acknowledged in writing. For more information about YMCA World Service, including planned giving opportunities, please call 800 872 9622 or email [email protected].