Always here for our community

The YMCA is for everyone, we strive to bring parents and kids together. From camps to game nights, we provide opportunities for families to spend quality time together.

Mission & Vision

MISSION
The mission of the YMCA of Greater Richmond is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

VISION 2015
The life of every person in our community will be enhanced by a YMCA experience through the achievement of these goals:

EVERYONE BELONGS
The YMCA of Greater Richmond recognizes and celebrates the growing diversity of our community. At the YMCA, everyone belongs.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
The YMCA reaffirms its historic commitment to youth. The YMCA builds character in youth through YMCA core programs.

TEEN DEVELOPMENT
Teens have enduring needs that must be met if they are to be healthy, well-adjusted adults. The YMCA will provide adult role models that help teens find their place in a constructive group, develop self-worth, make informed choices, become ethical persons, and believe in a promising future.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
Modern society faces increasing health challenges. The YMCA will lead wellness initiatives through membership, programs, and advocacy that build a healthy spirit, mind and body.

COMMITMENT TO FAMILY
The family is the core building block of society. The YMCA will provide programs and services that allow families to thrive. Whether living independently or as a member of their immediate family, the YMCA will provide specific services and activities to fully engage the senior members of our community.

COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY
For over 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Richmond has responded to the changing needs of a dynamic metropolitan area. The YMCA accepts the challenge to build its capacity to ensure the future of our mission and to respond to emerging needs.

COMMITMENT TO ETHICS
The YMCA of Greater Richmond is committed to the highest ethical standards, transparency relative to its financial matters and exceptional stewardship of its resources.  For further information, please go to our Governance and Financial Matters page.