Mission Impact

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

We are transforming lives together

How does your support make a difference?

  • In 2019, the Y of Delaware awarded nearly $6.3 million dollars in financial assistance to its members and program participants.
  • 10 people die every day from unintentional drowning. The YMCA’s Water Wise program has taught over 10,000 kids to swim for free.
  • Cancer in Delaware is 10% higher than the national average. Each year, the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program helps those living with, through, or beyond cancer.
  • 1 in 3 Delaware adults are affected by diabetes or prediabetes. Our Diabetes Prevention Program helps at-risk individuals reduce their chances of developing diabetes.
  • On average, children from low-income households lose up to 3 months of learning during the summer. Every summer, the Y provides financial assistance to children so they can learn, grow and thrive in summer camp.
  • 2 out of 3 children in Delaware lack access to quality before and after school programs. Every year, the YMCA provides financial assistance to youth and teens giving them a safe place to go before and after school.

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

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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.


All YMCA of Delaware locations are currently closed.

Please visit www.ymcade.org/covid-19-updates for the most current information including information about membership.