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.
"Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."
In 2022, the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina continued to provide meaningful services to our members and community via our 17 branches in Alexander, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties, which includes YMCA Youth Development, YMCA Sports, and YMCA Camp Hanes.
We launched new community programs, invested in our facilities and equipment, and continued to demonstrate that the Y is a safe place for all to focus on their health — spiritually, mentally and physically.
- $1,534,054 in financial scholarships were given for memberships and programs.
- We spent $900,000 on new equipment for our members, potential members and guests.
- 270 middle and high school students were provided with a safe space to go outside of school hours through the newly launched Reaching Our Potential teen membership program.
- 1,584 children participated in our fun and enriching Before and After School Academies in the 2021-2022 school year.
- 220 students from Title-I schools participated in our free Summer Learning Academies.
- Nearly 55,000 meals were served to 2,720 young people in our Summer Day Camps.
- 1,568 campers experienced adventure and the great outdoors during overnight camp at YMCA Camp Hanes, while another 830 campers attended day camp.
- 797 youth in the Latino Achievers, Black Achievers, Youth & Government, and Youth Achievers programs learned about the tools needed for success in higher education and career opportunities in the 2021-2022 school year.
- 50 blood drives were hosted across the Association and 1,125 pints of blood were collected, saving 3,375 lives.
- 86% of YMCA Literacy participants improved their English language, job, and interpersonal skills in 2022.
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
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. Please direct any questions regarding these statements to Donna Rodgers.
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 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. For a full copy of any years' completed Form 990, or questions regarding our Form 990s, please contact Donna Rodgers. Also, Guidestar is a website where the Form 990 for any exempt organization can be viewed.