Our Reach

The Y has grown into one of the largest community-strengthening organizations in the world, inspiring positive change across the globe.

Our Reach

Our Reach: By the Numbers

  • 22 million meals and snacks

    Before the pandemic, YMCAs served millions of meals to kids across the country within our 5,200 summer and afterschool food program sites.

  • 4.8 million children served

    Each year, millions of children participate in Y programs, including 758 early learning centers.

Our U.S. Reach

Inspiring Nationwide Change

As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching and long-lasting — from influencing our nation’s culture during times of profound social change to the individual support we provide to a child through early learning programs.

  • Our Locations

    In the U.S., the Y is comprised of YMCA of the USA, a national resource office, and more than 2,560 YMCAs with approximately 14,000 full-time staff and 314,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities across the country. Find the nearest Y by searching below.

  • Our Global Reach

    Across the globe, Ys respond to community needs with programs and services that support all people to reach their full potential with dignity. Our global perspective enables us to engage more effectively with and serve the diverse communities around the world.


Ready to learn more? Search below for Ys that offer programs for older adults.


Our Ongoing Commitments

Today and every day, Ys across the world strive to create positive social change in their communities — and the people in them.

Support the Y

When you support the Y, you help give young people a chance at a better future, inspire healthy lifestyles and build vibrant communities right where you live.