We are a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is the unparalleled cause for strengthening community because we are the community. We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
With the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as our guide, 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 every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
At the Y, we welcome everyone. When you join the Y, you belong to a community of men, women and children who strive every day to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, you continue to strengthen our community and move us all forward by providing financial assistance for people who need us the most. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in making a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own community. When you advocate for the Y, you join a diverse movement committed to supporting and serving our community through promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.Together, we make a difference.
We serve over 50,000 members from communities throughout Central Iowa. Our locations include 8 full-facility YMCAs, the Northwest Program Center in Grimes, the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus in downtown Des Moines, and Y Camp resident camp in Boone. View our Facility Policies for all branches. View our GuideStar profile and 990 forms on the web.