Donate to YMCA of Metropolitan Washington



For more than 170 years, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington has been providing vital programs and services to individuals regardless of their ability to pay. With the help of generous donors, community partners and members, we provided more than $2.5 million in scholarships and subsidies to more than 18,000 neighbors who turned to the YMCA for help last year.  

By giving to the YMCA, you can change a life.

There are many ways to give, and every gift donated goes to support our mission and helps us to build a better and stronger community.

The YMCA is more than just a gym. It’s a thriving, community-driven organization that aims to improve lives and inspire positive change. We offer a variety of ways for individuals like you to get involved and make a difference. Here are the top three ways you can support the YMCA:

Become a Member

When you join the YMCA as a member, not only are you taking the first step towards a healthier lifestyle, but you’re also supporting a charitable organization that has a profound positive impact on your community. As a member, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art fitness facilities that boast the latest equipment and a wide array of fitness classes to choose from. Whether you prefer yoga, Zumba, strength training, or swimming, we have something for everyone.

In addition to fitness opportunities, members also enjoy a supportive, friendly community where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, background, or fitness level. You’ll find a sense of belonging at the YMCA that you won’t find anywhere else.

But your membership means so much more. As a YMCA member, you’re joining an organization with a strong commitment to social responsibility and youth development. The dollars you spend on your membership aren’t just giving you access to our facilities—they’re also funding important community programs that help people of all ages and walks of life. Your membership truly makes a difference.


If you’re looking for a hands-on way to give back to your community, consider volunteering at the YMCA. It’s a rewarding experience that allows you to meet new people, develop new skills, and make a significant impact in your community.

We offer a range of volunteering opportunities, from coaching youth sports to helping out at special events, and even administrative tasks. No matter your interests or skills, we can find a volunteering opportunity that suits you.

Every hour you volunteer at the YMCA helps us fulfill our mission of strengthening communities. So whether you have a few hours a week or a few hours a month, your time can make a real difference.


Your financial contribution to the YMCA supports our work in profound ways. Every gift, no matter its size, makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Donations can support a variety of programs and services, including youth development, healthy living initiatives, and social responsibility programs. Your gift could help a child learn to swim, a teen gain leadership skills, or a family have a safe place to go. By donating, you’re helping us build a better community and improve the lives of those who need it most.

Get Involved with your Local YMCA Today!

Whether you choose to get involved with the YMCA as a member, a volunteer, or a donor, know that your contribution is greatly appreciated. Together, we can make a difference in our communities and bring about positive change.

Thank you for considering getting involved at your local YMCA. We look forward to welcoming you to our community and working together to make a significant impact.