For more than 100 years, the YMCA of Greater Michiana has been working hard to tackle important needs in our community to benefit thousands of people.
Welcome to the YMCA of Greater Michiana
Your Y family has grown! In April of 2018, the YMCA of Southwest Michigan and YMCA of Michiana entered into a management agreement. Since then we have agreed to merge into one association. As of January 1, 2020, we will officially be the YMCA of Greater Michiana. As with all Ys across the globe, our goals are mutual as we work to improve the lives of the entire community. As a member of the YMCA of Greater Michiana, your membership now extends to four locations! We encourage you to venture out and explore everything each of the locations has to offer. And rest assured, your Y is still your Y. All of your favorite programs and classes will remain the same and all donations will stay at your local branch as indicated.
We are your local charity
The YMCA of Greater Michiana is a volunteer-led public charity 501(c)(3) that works collaboratively with community partners to improve the lives of children, adults, families, and the entire community. Our purpose is to strengthen and enrich the development of individuals and families through quality programs and services that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
How we are funded
- Your membership fee supports the daily operation of our facilities.
- Program fees, individual and corporate donations, foundations, and grants support our programs and events.
- Annual Campaign donations are used toward financial assistance for Y memberships and programs, and also help fund specific initiatives such as Y-Club after school care, outreach water safety programs, summer day camps, Enhance® Fitness for seniors, and more.
- Capital Campaigns fund facility expansions and renovations, contributing to the health and well-being of residents throughout the surrounding area.
Thanks to your contributions, we are able to support our communities and help them grow!