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Mission and Vision

The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. As a nonprofit, we are committed to making our community a better place to live, work and play. You’re invited to see how we can fit into your life and together we can be so much more.

Strategic Plan 2025

A stronger, healthier tomorrow begins today. The new Strategic Plan will be a compass for our programs and services that will allow us to serve the community even better in Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

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 provides 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 leads 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 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 page.

Commitment to the Future

For over 160 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.