Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity and giving. Make a gift to the Y today and together, we can give young people a chance at a better future, inspire healthy lifestyles for everyone, and build a vibrant community!


Try the Y

Stop into your local YMCA fitness community this month and sign up for your FREE one-week pass! Test some fitness equipment, try a new class, and come see what we are all about! 

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Game On!

Register today for the second season of Y Youth Basketball. Kicking off in January, our basketball program is designed for players of all abilities who want to have fun, take part in healthy competition and develop their skills. 


Impacting Central Iowa

For over 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines has empowered communities by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive.


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Individuals given access through scholarships


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News & Stories

Cameron Nicholson, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Press Release

YMCA appoints Cameron Nicholson new President/CEO

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YMCA Summer Shape Up
Healthy Living

Congratulations Summer Shape Up Finishers!

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USA Swimming Logo, USA Swimming Foundation Logo, "Grant Recipient 2023"

YMCA of Greater Des Moines Receives 2023 Grant Funding From USA Swimming Foundation, August 2023

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