Founded in 1868, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines is the oldest non-profit organization in Des Moines. The Y strengthens the foundations of community by focusing on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors.
That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors in our community to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines has 11 branches located throughout central Iowa and serves 84,000 people annually. Thanks to our many generous contributors, no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Enjoy browsing our website and check out our many fabulous programs. If you are not a member, please drop by our nearest branch for a visit. We would love to have you join the Y family and the Y cause. Click here to view our 2012 Annual Report. Together we can truly "Create Magic Every Day" in this community.
Vernon Delpesce Tom Stanberry
President/CEO Chair, Metro Board of Directors
YMCA of Greater Des Moines