YMCA activities with groups of all ages


With a 170-year history of strengthening California’s communities, our YMCAs have built trusted relationships that lead to lasting personal and social change. These changes can only come about when we work together to invest in our children, our health, and our neighbors.

The California State Alliance of YMCAs works diligently to support YMCAs throughout the state of California. By providing the Alliance with funding, you will help bolster and expand our capacity to:

  • Innovate and lead statewide health, education, and civic engagement initiatives for Californians of all ages across the 29 local YMCAs throughout the state
  • Amplify the voice of YMCAs and their staff, members, participants and volunteers through strategic communications and public engagement campaigns as agents for community wellness, togetherness, and shared prosperity
  • Educate California’s public officials on the value and importance of physical activity, water safety, healthy diet, childcare, expanded learning, the outdoor experience, and housing for all
  • Multiply the impact of local YMCAs in their communities by providing direct technical assistance to local YMCAs in strategic planning, board development, management consulting, operations assessments, staff development, public affairs, executive onboarding and more


If you’re interested in supporting your local YMCA, we are happy to assist in connecting you with the right person. For more information on ways to support our Alliance, please reach out to Elizabeth Ernster, Director of Communications and Development, at elizabeth@ymcasofca.org