YMCA of the USA

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The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening individuals and communities across the country. At the Y, we're here to help you find your "why" - your greater sense of purpose - by connecting you with opportunities to improve your health, support young people, make new friends and contribute to a stronger, more cohesive community for all.

Contact information

Mailing address:
YMCA of the USA
101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Website: www.ymca.org

Phone: 800-872-9622

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 363258696

CEO/President: Suzanne McCormick

Chairman: Pamela Davies

Board size: 26

Founder: George Williams

Ruling year: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Vision: A commitment to a better future - for all.

The Y is committed to partnering with young people to create stronger communities and a more equitable society for all of us. We envision a future in which all people - no matter who they are or where they come from - get the support they need, when they need it, to reach their full potential.

We envision a future in which all people achieve health, gain confidence, make connections and feel secure at every stage of life. The Y is committed to developing new generations of changemakers who will create the communities we all want to live in.

Mission statement

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y is dedicated to giving people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating417 of 107753 of 142
Fund acquisition rating331 of 107840 of 142
Resource allocation rating261 of 107845 of 142
Asset utilization rating832 of 1077104 of 142

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$26,827,987$13,086,876$24,216,259$32,318,498$43,116,972
Short-term investments$68,961,354$47,115,739$54,989,305$59,245,651$74,688,066
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$154,045,486$124,803,318$114,725,397$110,208,687$135,162,684
Long-term investments$56,839,259$30,966,837$29,922,918$24,456,401$23,871,058
Fixed assets$8,701,304$6,256,731$8,014,333$8,523,448$8,021,842
Other long-term assets$10,954,498$9,831,811$9,113,624$8,591,114$8,623,476
Total long-term assets$76,495,061$47,055,379$47,050,875$41,570,963$40,516,376
Total assets$230,540,547$171,858,697$161,776,272$151,779,650$175,679,060
Payables and accrued expenses$25,163,224$25,379,889$18,672,339$14,798,104$9,273,130
Other current liabilities$3,272,880$4,009,912$639,748$1,169,520$1,243,496
Total current liabilities$28,436,104$29,389,801$19,312,087$15,967,624$10,516,626
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$10,801,947$6,568,088$4,808,617$5,227,099$6,020,073
Total long-term liabilities$15,801,947$12,068,088$10,808,617$14,727,099$12,520,073
Total liabilities$44,238,051$41,457,889$30,120,704$30,694,723$23,036,699
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$46,644,192$38,195,517$41,024,388$30,314,391$50,858,500
With donor restrictions$139,658,304$92,205,291$90,631,180$90,770,536$101,783,861
Net assets$186,302,496$130,400,808$131,655,568$121,084,927$152,642,361
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$77,106,416$65,805,390$43,437,498$34,366,213$44,118,077
Program service revenue$62,189,455$48,352,947$84,415,118$83,052,150$79,417,908
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,674,769$3,165,083$6,605,798$15,419,155$4,408,282
Other revenue$766,084$569,167$2,958,931$1,789,690$3,188,460
Total other revenue$67,630,308$52,087,197$93,979,847$100,260,995$87,014,650
Total revenue$144,736,724$117,892,587$137,417,345$134,627,208$131,132,727
Program services$83,652,275$111,724,319$125,730,814$125,415,585$122,301,689
Management and general$10,121,126$12,361,332$11,672,092$19,050,088$12,177,626
Total expenses$95,775,668$125,808,480$139,515,174$146,669,639$136,856,789
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$48,961,056($7,915,893)($2,097,829)($12,042,431)($5,724,062)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$48,961,056($7,915,893)($2,097,829)($12,042,431)($5,724,062)


Kevin WashingtonPresident and CEO$793,640
Paul McEntireExecutive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer$648,314
David ByrdSenior Vice President, Movement Advancement$439,857
Rebecca BowenExecutive Vice President, Chief Advancement Officer$432,513
Karyn KirkExecutive Vice President & General Counsel$424,155
Nancy L OwensSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer$408,272
Robert DentonSenior Vice President, Chief Government Affairs Officer$376,060
Shawn BorzelleriSenior Vice President, Service Delivery Program Development Officer$375,105

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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When George Williams founded the first YMCA in Industrial Revolution-era London, he sought to create a supportive community to help young men like himself address pressing social challenges. The idea found a home in the U.S. seven years later at the Old South Church in Boston. The last 170+ years have seen the Y's mission grow exponentially, and today the Y engages more than 10,000 communities across the U.S. As the nation's leading nonprofit, the Y is committed to empowering people to reach their full potential, to improving well-being, inspiring action, strengthening communities and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.

For a timeline, visit: https://www.ymca.org/who-we-are/our-history

Program accomplishments