Give to the Y

Why Give

For 108 years, the YMCA of Greater Whittier has been a cornerstone of community support and development. As a dedicated nonprofit organization, we strive to foster a brighter future for everyone. Our mission is to serve the community and inspire positive transformation. This mission comes to life through the kindness of our donors, the dedication of our volunteers, and the partnerships we’ve cultivated.

Locally, we collaborate with a variety of organizations, including educational institutions, government bodies, and businesses, to tackle the unique challenges our community faces.

Our Annual Campaign plays a pivotal role in raising essential funds that aid community members who are most in need. These contributions are vital for the upkeep of our facilities, offering financial aid, and guaranteeing inclusive access to our programs, irrespective of one’s economic status.

We take immense pride in the meaningful difference we’ve made in the lives of those we serve. The philanthropic support we receive is crucial in addressing the evolving needs of our community. We encourage you to become a part of our mission and consider making a donation today.

Impactful Numbers

Impactful Numbers for 2023 In the past year, the generosity of those who support the YMCA of Greater Whittier has enabled us to achieve:

  • 824 – Youth empowered through our childcare initiatives.
  • 73,249 – Nutritious meals provided at our facilities.
  • 240 and $670,000 – Donations received in 2023.
  • 1,365 – Youths acquired essential safety skills in water through our program.
  • 616 – Senior citizens actively participated in our community outreach programs.
  • 36 – Adults with diverse abilities were encouraged to achieve their highest potential in the Stride program.

Your contributions are instrumental in sustaining these valuable programs. Every donation, regardless of size, has the potential to significantly impact the individuals we support. Your generosity will be directed towards enhancing our programming, updating equipment, refining training methods, and ensuring our team can deliver an outstanding experience for all our members and program attendees.

To learn more about our impact in the community, we invite you to view our 2023 Impact and Annual reports.

2023 Annual Report

2023 Impact Insert

Leaving a Legacy

Members of the Heritage Society come from all walks of life but share a common vision of building a stronger future for our community through the YMCA. To become a member of the Heritage Society, a gift or pledge of $25,000 is required, with special recognition given to donations of $50,000 (Anniversary Club) and $100,000 or more (Century Club).

By making outright or planned gifts to the YMCA Endowment Fund, Heritage Society members invest in the future of our youth and families. These funds are invested for long-term income and growth, and a portion of the investment income supports YMCA programs each year.

The Heritage Society is a group of individuals who believe in the YMCA’s values and mission. They aim to provide a better tomorrow for society’s most vulnerable, especially children and youth. If you qualify as a Heritage Club member or wish to learn more, please complete the form below.

Heritage Society Information Form

Have you already included a gift in your will or trust to the YMCA of Greater Whittier? Please let us know and fill out this form so we can thank you for your lasting commitment to the families we serve, and ensure our records are up-to-date!


Do you want to know more about ways to give and philanthropy at the YMCA of Greater Whittier? Contact the Office of Financial Development at [email protected] or (562) 392-6487.

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