As an organization with more than a century of experience in caring for our community, the Valley of the Sun YMCA responds quickly to these challenges; creatively expanding our programs to meet our community when, where and how we are needed most.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we can continue to ensure the health, safety and well-being of every YMCA child and family. We are working to pave the way for a bright future to all of our community no matter their age, race, gender or socioeconomic status.



Y programs are committed to executing experiences rich in social/emotional learning because youth do better when they have supportive adults nurturing their potential.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Support 175 youth in their development through after school, out of school programming and summer camp
  • Provide scholarships for children to have access to our programs regardless of their ability to pay



Y programs provide critical safety around water knowledge and teach swimming skills for youth and adults.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Provide 250 youth with swim lessons free of charge



Y programs provide experiences that build a sense of belonging and welcome young people to develop their self-identity.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Serve over 100 youth through participation in Youth and Government, Teen Leaders, Employee U and Camp Sky-Y



Y membership and wellness programs can improve the health and well-being of our community to reduce chronic disease, obesity, and improve mental health.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Serve 1,200 seniors in our community
  • Serve 100 military families in our community
  • Provide 32 community members with access to our LiveSTRONG program


The Desert Foothills Family YMCA depends on your support to serve those who need us most. With your help, we can continue to provide financial assistance for programs and services like these for our most vulnerable populations. We invite you to join our work, pledge or donate today!