Our Cause Defines Us
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Opportunities for All
The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives: enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that's just the beginning.

Together we can Make a Difference
We rely on our memberships and donations to continue bringing the best possible programs to our community. As a charitable organization, the YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County welcomes contributions that help us to further our mission. Click the Donate below to donate Online or stop by our facility and make a donation in person.  We appreciate your generosity!

When you give to the Y, you are funding life-changing programs that help thousands of children, adults and families in our community to learn, grow and thrive.

Your Support Helps the Y Deliver on Our Commitment


We also encourage donated items to help make our facility a better place for everyone. Below is a list of items to attain the level of service that the members expect.
Please contact Teresa Morehouse at if you have a donation of like-new quality that would be useful in our facility or program areas.

Metal:  In the north end of the member parking lot, there is a large metal dumpster available for you to discard anything that consists of 50% or more metal.  This metal is weighed and scrapped, and the value is donated to your Y.  This not only impacts the Y, but lessens the clutter in your household!

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