When the first YMCA was established in 1844 in London, England, its mission was to promote positive Christian values and healthy behaviors and activities. Today, the YMCA movement has spread to 124 countries around the world, supporting and influencing the lives of 21 million men, women and children of all backgrounds. Our local YMCA association has been serving Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas since 1888. We have created a tradition of enhancing the lives of people in our community through an ever-growing list of programs and opportunities.
Our Strategic Plan
“Helping people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.”
Our Community Involvement
We’re proud to serve the people of Northwest North Carolina. Below are some of the ways we live our mission.
- We served 87,824 individuals as YMCA members throughout 2011
- We served over 120,000 people with our memberships and programs in 2011
- We contributed over $1.5 million dollars in 2011 in financial assistance to kids, seniors, families and our community
- We helped more than 200 people learn to read through the Y’s Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and Family Literacy programs in 2011
- The YMCA is the largest provider of child care in the nation
- Pioneering Healthier Communities
- Graduating Our Future
Our International Involvement
YMCAs are at work in more than 120 countries around the world, serving more than 30 million people. Read about our International Partnerships.
Our Character Development
We place a special focus on these values as we interact with our members, our program participants and our community.
The people of the YMCA strive to reach these goals in everything we do.
- Prepare youth and teens to succeed
- Strengthen and support families
- Develop caring communities
- Encourage and inspire healthy living
Our 2011 Annual Report
Our 2012 Annual Report
Our Audited Financial Statements
As a not-for-profit organization with tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is required to obtain an independent audit of Association financial statements annually. View a PDF of our 2011 audited financial statements. Please direct any questions regarding these statements to Donna Rodgers.
Our IRS Form 990
As a not-for-profit organization with tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is required to file annually a Form 990, Return of an Organization Exempt from Income Tax. The purpose of the form is to supply both quantitative and qualitative data to both the IRS and the public. A key area of the annual filing is the statement of program service accomplishments which testifies to the exempt purpose of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. View these excerpts of our 2010 Form 990. For a full copy of any years’ completed Form 990, or questions regarding our Form 990’s, please contact Donna Rodgers. Also, Guidestar is a website where the Form 990 for any exempt organization can be viewed.