Mission Impact

The YMCA is a leading non-profit organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

In 2016, the Y of Delaware awarded nearly $5.2 million dollars in financial assistance to its members and program participants. Additionally, last year charitable gifts from Y donors made it possible to teach 2,485 children from low to moderate income households free beginner swim lessons. The Y also empowered over 30,000 youth through enrichment programs including Youth In Government, Black Achievers, Teen Leaders Clubs, Counselors In Training and summer leadership opportunities.

To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, contact Matt Clements at mclements@ymcade.org or call (302) 571-6962. Or, click here to make a donation.

Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.