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We're All In

Welcome to the Y

We strengthen the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

What is the Y?

The Y is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to our mission: to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body.

What we do

For more than 160 years, the YMCA of San Francisco has stood steadfast in the community, addressing pressing social issues of the day.  Whether we’re helping immigrants adjust to life in America, supporting soldiers newly returned from war to find jobs, or engaging families to build healthy living routines, at the Y, we meet you where you are.

How we do it

The Y knows that to create community, we must represent community. The Y welcomes all sizes, all colors, all genders, all beliefs, all religions, all types, all people.  At the Y, you are safe.  At the Y, we are one.

Why it matters

Today, we know our community faces unprecedented challenges: disparities in academic achievement, high rates of chronic disease and obesity, and increasing challenges for our youth in the area of mental health. These challenges and many more are abundant in every community the Y serves. That’s why we offer programs and services such as:


Ready to be a part of something bigger? We're All In.

The Y. For a better us.

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The YMCA is a leading nonprofit committed to improving the nation’s health. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please contact the Y for more information.

YMCA of San Francisco complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.