Donations

The YMCA of Metropolitan Columbus is a non-profit, charitable organization. The Y counts on your generosity to help people from all walks of life realize their potential, achieve goals, and become healthier and stronger individually and collectively. YMCA membership fees go directly toward the operation of Y facilities including fitness equipment, pool maintenance, recreational programming, and staffing along with providing scholarships to those who need assistance. As one of the largest charitable organizations, the Y is funded solely by donations and grants. No one is ever turned away from the Y for lack of funds. Everybody is welcome at the Y. Each dollar donated stays in our community and enables us to serve all people, regardless of their ability to pay. YMCAs across the country are changing lives every day.

Your tax-deductible donations will directly help The YMCA of Metropolitan Columbus meet the needs of the community by:

  • Teaching youth important life skills through character-building programs
  • Offering recreational programs and swimming lessons for kids
  • Providing fee assistance for after school care and summer day camp
  • Helping seniors improve mobility and maintain good health
  • Providing a safe, secure, and fun environment for children to learn, grow, and thrive


In addition to supporting our own members with scholarships when in need, the YMCA proudly partners with a wide range of local social service agencies, opening our doors and sharing our resources and programming with the community. Among our partners are:

  • United Way
  • Columbus State University
  • Open Door Community House
  • B.R.I.D.G.E.
  • St. Francis Hospital Orthopaedic Institute
  • Muscogee County Middle and High Schools
  • Special Olympics
  • Red Cross
  • Second Harvest
  • Well Care of Georgia
  • One Columbus


We need your support to help us continue this good work because together, we can do so much more.

Donations can be designated to a specific area of the Y (summer camp, childcare, seniors, aquatics, youth sports, etc.) or will be included in the general fund and assigned to the area of greatest need. You can easily make your tax-deductible gift to The YMCA of Metropolitan Columbus in person at the front desk or via mail. Donations of all amounts make a difference.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Columbus has proudly served the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley since 1856. Thank you for your support and your investment in the Y mission, cause and our community.