Together We Transform Lives – For a Better Us

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities 2016 Annual Report

We serve relentlessly with our community until all can thrive in each stage of life.

In 2016, the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities celebrated 160 years of collaborating with the community to connect youth, adults, families and seniors of all backgrounds with opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. From advocacy to aquatics, child care to camps, mentoring to multicultural experiences, sports to safe spaces, water safety to wellness, the Y strengthens the community with life-changing programs and services for all.

Today, our community continues to come together in Y programs to discover and develop the best in all of us. Together, we enrich youth development, improve healthy living and ignite social responsibility. We support and serve our neighbors to ensure everyone can be healthy and happy, included and invigorated, strengthened and secure. This is our legacy and our future.

Experience how the Y transforms lives – for a better us.

Together we make a difference – for a better us.

In 2016 the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities maximized community support and philanthropy to make a meaningful, enduring impact on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Increase opportunity, access and achievement for youth

The YMCA builds our youth from cradle to career and increases access and opportunities.

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Improve the health and well-being of our community

The YMCA partners to identify community needs and advance health equity.

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Cultivate socially responsible, cause-driven leaders

The YMCA delivers cause-driven leadership competencies to our participants, volunteers and workforce.

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Increase equity and access in our community

The YMCA develops cultural competency in our volunteers and workforce to better serve our communities.

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Build sustainability for our mission

The YMCA expands programs and services outside our four walls to meet changing community needs.

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Thank You

Everything the Y does is in service of making us better. With your help, we’re strengthening our communities until all can thrive.

Donors and Partners

Financial Summary

View the Y’s consolidated statements of financial position and activities for 2016.

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Our Leaders

Together with our board of directors, community boards and organizational leadership and teams, the Y built a better us in 2016.

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