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

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Provide 200 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:

  • Provide teens with a safe space to hang out and experiences to help build self-esteem and confidence
  • Provide scholarships for 20 teens to participate in Youth and Government


Strengthening Families

Y programs support parents in creating stronger families to lower child poverty, reduce social-isolation, increase positive health outcomes, and increase family income.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Provide financial assistance for low-income families to access a high quality preschool program


supporting Seniors

Y programs work to reduce depression and fear through outreach and safe social gatherings.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Provide experiences for seniors to socialize and develop a healthy lifestyle


The Scottsdale / Paradise Valley 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!