Impact - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana


At the Y, strengthening community is our cause and as a result the Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA serves the entire community and is open to everyone. Donors enable the YMCA, a charitable, non-profit organization in compliance with IRS code 501(c)3.

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Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
The YMCA Youth & Government program instills a sense of civic duty among today’s youth, allowing kids to see the inner workings of our legislative process. Our delegation of students continues to be the biggest in the state of Indiana. Click to See More About Youth in Government »
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Creating Character Together
The YMCA Outreach Branch meets the needs of over 1,500 youth in 37 programs across 25 schools every year in our community. Our CenterPoint Energy YMCA program site serves hundreds of youth in the Glenwood neighborhood. Click to See More Caldwell Community Initiatives »
YMCA Community Outreach brings opportunities like robotics learning to youth in our community

Learning and Growing Through Childcare
When you think about summer day camp you probably have images of children playing tag, kickball and swimming. You may not immediately think of activities like science and reading when you think about summer day camp but our camps are structured very intentionally to help kids learn, discover, and thrive with STEM learning. Click to See How Kids Grow at Summer Day Camp »
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A Bright Future Stemming from Y Programs
Responding to a community and larger societal need to bring more young women and minorities to the field of STEM, the YMCA integrates STEM learning into its various outreach programs as well as partners with local schools to create learning opportunities for kids. Click to See How STEM Is Affecting Our Youth »
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Ready for College and Career
The College and Career Readiness (CCR) program is an afterschool program, serving 5th-9th grade students. It focuses on career exploration, postsecondary planning, and character building. Click to Read More about the College & Career Readiness Program »
Making Memories for Military Families
YMCA Camp Carson has been serving campers of military families with two special programs (Operation Military Support and Camp Corral) for nearly 15 years. Click to Read More about Military Initiatives »

2023 Statistics:

The Y served more than 35,000 people of all faiths, backgrounds and incomes.

Helped build character in 9,524 youth last year through programming at more than 49 locations and partner sites.

More than $686,081 in critical financial assistance provided the opportunity over 16,409 people to participate in membership and programs.

Through YMCA membership and health-related special events we helped more than 23,635 people achieve their wellness goals.

Through YMCA’s Camp Carson, 1,479 youth were accepted, challenged, and empowered through life-changing resident camp experiences.

Through YMCA’s Community Outreach, more than 1,700 youth benefited from 39 programs with 100% of participants receiving scholarships to make their involvement free.


Our Partnerships:

The Y partners with over 50 agencies, schools, and businesses including:

19 Evansville-Vanderburgh County schools
5 Warrick County schools
Marrs Elementary in Posey County
Vanderburgh Community Foundation
Westbrook Evolution
Boy and Girl Scouts
Dream Center
Cancer Pathways Midwest
University of Southern Indiana
University of Evansville
Sports Corp
Tri-State Food Bank
Evansville Housing Authority
Youth First
Indiana Youth Institute
Ivy Tech Community College
Welborn Foundation
Vectren Foundation
Old National Bank Foundation
OneMain Financial Foundation
SINC Southwestern Indiana Non-profit Consortium
Evansville Mayor’s office
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Patchwork Central
United States Tennis Association
Big Lots Foundation
Evansville Trails Coalition » View Trails Map