Throughout Springfield, countless people know the YMCA for adult fitness or youth sports. It seems every child learns to swim at the YMCA. But there’s so much more to our YMCA than gym and swim. We are exercise and education, volleyball and volunteerism, preschool gymnastics and preventive health. The YMCA doesn’t just strengthen our bodies, it strengthens our community.

The YMCA is more than a gym. It’s a cause dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers and staff to make a difference. But we need your support to make it happen.

No other organization can impact as many people as powerfully as we do every day!

Open Up Your Heart: Donate Now!

DID YOU KNOW? Last year the YMCA of Springfield…

  • Gave out over $543,000 in direct financial assistance.

  • Subsidized the Saturday Strikers Bowling Program at a cost of $35,000.

  • Provided 797 summer camp weeks to under-privileged youth!

  • Provided bowling and swim lessons to 393 physically and mentally disabled individuals.

  • Provided swim lessons to over 3,917 individuals.

  • Had over 1,986 kiddos enjoy camp programs.

  • Provided summer camp for 40 Matthew Project kids.

  • Provided 4.503 scholarships to individuals and families.

  • 95,607 individuals moved and grooved with us in group exercise classes.

  • 855 kids spent their school days out with the YMCA

  • 5,141 youth participated in our sports leagues

  • 437 children participated in gymnastics classes

Read our mission stories.

A safe, healthy summer for all kids!

Last year we served 15,819 youth at the YMCA. We provided 4,503 youth scholarship memberships and 797 summer camp weeks to underprivileged youth ages 5-14. We also provided bowling and swimming lesson for an additional 393 participants who are physically or mentally disadvantaged. We do this amazing work with your generosity and support.

Click here to view the YMCA 2019 Community Benefit Report.

For only $50, you give two children with special needs the opportunity to learn to swim, $75 gives a child the opportunity to play a youth sport, and $150 provides a child a one-year membership to the YMCA!

For more information about our Strong Kids Scholarship Fund, please call or email Lynn Eck, Development Director, at 217-544-9846, ext. 116 or leck@springfieldymca.org. Recognition begins at the $150 level with a plaque and name on donor boards at both facillities. All money raised goes to the YMCA’s scholarship program, every penny stays in our YMCA, and all gifts are tax deductible! We love to hear stories of how the YMCA has made an impact on your life. Please share your story with us!

Every gift makes a difference.
Every person makes an impact.

Together, we achieve so much more.

The YMCA. So Much More.

Pie for the Y!

EVENTS that Benefit the Strong Kids Scholarship Fund

  • Memorial Health Kids Triathlon  – June 2

  • YMCA Golf for Kids  – September 16, Piper Glen 

  • YMCA Trivia Night – tentatively November 2 –