At the Santa Monica Family YMCA, community is our cause. No member of our community regardless of age, income, or background is ever turned away due to inability to pay. Every day we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure everyone regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to live, grow, and thrive together.
The Santa Monica Family YMCA, founded in 1901, is proud to serve over 6,200 facility members and touching over 10,000 lives throughout the Santa Monica community annually. Everything we do is designed to nurture the potential of children and teens (Youth Development), improve health and well-being (Healthy Living) and motivate people to support their neighbors and the larger community through service to others (Social Responsibility).
Over 2,500 members of our community will receive financial assistance to be members of our Y or participate in youth programs this year. Some will be on full scholarship; others will be on partial scholarship. In addition youth, teen and senior memberships are subsidized to help lend a hand of support to these special groups to maximize their participation. Men, women, boys and girls, teens, senior citizens and families from diverse backgrounds compose our financial aid recipients. The total costs (facility operation, administration, insurance, etc.) to operate many of our “mission vital community programs”-swimming lessons, youth sports, after school child care, day camp, parent child programs, and more, exceed reasonable revenue goals so subsidy is essential to maintain them. There are many in our community who find the Y affordable, but there are many who need our help as the weekly requests for assistance have not diminished. The Y gives $20,000 monthly in membership subsidy for those who cannot afford the full fee.
Please consider helping us further our work by contributing to our:
- Annual Campaign
- Endowment Program
- Planned Giving Program
A gift to our Y will ensure the continuation of our mission vital programs as well as ensure that every member of our community that wants the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from our programs will be able to do so through our financial assistance program supported by your contributions.
Please make a gift today.