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Community Impact

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause and as a result the Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA serves the entire community and is open to everyone. Donors enable the YMCA, a charitable, non-profit organization in compliance with IRS code 501(c)3.

View our 2016 Annual Report »    

STORIES OF IMPACT

Returning Baseball To The Inner City »

Two years ago, Don Mattingly reached out to local non-profits in an effort to form a partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) to start a Mattingly RBI league in Evansville. Click to See More About Mattingly RBI »

Opportunity To Grow »

Through the years, the YMCA Caldwell Community Center has embraced gardening in its community. We were blessed with the help of volunteers like George Lumley, to take gardening to the next level creating a program called UFO, Urban Farm Opportunity. The project gave kids like Amiyah a healthy perspective on how food is grown as well as a sense of responsibility. Click to Learn More Aabout How It Impacted Her »

Learning The Right Cross »

Now in its third year, the YMCA Boxing program continues making an impact in our community. To date, our team has obtained over a dozen state, regional, and world titles through competitions such as Golden Gloves, Silver Gloves, Jr. Olympics, and the Ringside World Championships. Click to Learn More About Our Boxing Program »

Parents Confirm Sleep-Away Camp Prepares Kids For Life In Today’s World »

As a camp staff, we are constantly working and exploring new ways to deliver quality programming and positive life changing experiences that meet the needs of today’s young people and at the same time deliver the timeless tradition and values shared by generations of campers. Click to See How Camp Impacts Youth » 

Piecing Together The Puzzle »

Often times when looking for results and proof of success in our programs or our life we focus only on the big picture, looking for overwhelming evidence that our investment of time, money and emotions is getting the return we expect. Many times we forget that it is the collection of small puzzle pieces that create that bigger picture. Click to See Amy’s Story » 

Reading the Need in our Community »

Research indicates that students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma when compared to proficient readers. With financial support from the YMCA Annual Campaign, the Y is able to meet this literacy need within the community. Click to See Results of our Y-READ Program »

2016 Statistics:

The Y served more than 45,000 people of all faiths, backgrounds and incomes.

Helped build character in 8,800 youth last year through programming at more than 45 locations.

More than $588,000 in critical financial assistance provided the opportunity over 4,300 people to participate in membership and programs.

Through YMCA membership and health-related special events we helped more than 29,000 people achieve their wellness goals.

Through YMCA’s Camp Carson, more than 1,300 kids got to roam the woods, ride a horse and sing songs by the camp fire… activities that many of them had never experienced before.

Through YMCA’s Community Outreach, more than 2,000 youth benefited from 33 programs with 100% of participants receiving scholarships to make their involvement free.

 

Our Partnerships:

The Y partners with over 50 agencies, schools, and businesses including:

19 Evansville-Vanderburgh County schools
5 Warrick County schools
Marrs Elementary in Posey County
Vanderburgh Community Foundation
Westbrook Evolution
Boy and Girl Scouts
Dream Center
University of Southern Indiana
University of Evansville
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Sports Corp
Tri-State Food Bank
Evansville Housing Authority
Youth First
Indiana Youth Institute
Ivy Tech Communuty College
Welborn Foundation
Vectren Foundation
Old National Bank Foundation
Springleaf Financial Foundation
Fathersource
SINC Southwestern Indiana Non-profit Consortium
Evansville Mayor’s office
Evansville Public Library
Patchwork Central
United States Tennis Association
Big Lots Foundation
Evansville Trails Coalition » View Trails Map