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 »
Finding Their Own Beat
Last summer was exciting at our Caldwell Community Outreach Center. Last year, we collaborated with the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) to debut a new experience for youth by offering a week of Hip Hop Architecture Camp. The Caldwell Community Center serves over 400 youth each year. Click to Learn More About Caldwell Community Center »
Learning the Right Cross
Now in its third year, the YMCA Boxing program continues making an impact in our community. To date, our team has obtained over a dozen state, regional, and world titles through competitions such as Golden Gloves, Silver Gloves, Jr. Olympics, and the Ringside World Championships. Click to Learn More About Our Boxing Program »
Building Independence with Diabetes
We are excited to celebrate the camper career of Braeden Tapp, a camper who attended our very first INdependence Diabetes Camp in 2012 and every year since. He and his parents, Sean and Christy, share these thoughts about their camp experience. Click to See More of Braeden’s Journey »
Creating New Traditions at Summer Day Camp
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 »
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 »
Reading the Need in our Community
Research indicates that students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma when compared to proficient readers. With financial support from the YMCA Annual Campaign, the Y is able to meet this literacy need within the community. Click to See Results of our Y-READ Program »

2020 Statistics:

The Y served more than 45,000 people of all faiths, backgrounds and incomes.

Helped build character in 8,331 youth last year through programming at more than 58 locations and partner sites.

More than $370,562 in critical financial assistance provided the opportunity over 2,900 people to participate in membership and programs.

Through YMCA membership and health-related special events we helped more than 15,136 people achieve their wellness goals.

Through YMCA’s Camp Carson, 275 families found rest and retreat. Normal summer camp activities were suspended due to the pandemic.

Through YMCA’s Community Outreach, more than 2,000 youth benefited from 37 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