We are the neighbour you can count on

YMCA Calgary is a charity that takes a holistic approach to health offering wrap-around supports to help people boost their physical, mental, and social well-being and to promote equity in our communities. Donations are a critical part of our revenue model, to help us run programs and offer financial assistance to people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate in our programs.

On one side of the story is you, making a donation, being a community-builder. On the other side of the story is someone else seeing doors and opportunities open. The result is a greater sense of belonging on both sides.


Prioritizing Our Community 

YMCA Calgary has seven fundraising priorities that allow us to make an impact in our communities. Your gift goes right to work and supports members of your community so no one is turned away.

  • Greatest Need: Allows us to use your gift to address what’s currently most pressing
  • Child & Youth Subsidy: Ensures that no child is turned away from a Y experience
  • Adult Subsidy: Allows adults to access subsidized membership and program opportunities
  • Child & Youth Empowerment: Provides vulnerable children and youth the opportunity to participate in programs that support their academic success, community engagement, cultural awareness and connect with other peers and supportive adult role models right in the community where they live
  • Outdoor Camp Experiences: Provides kids the life-changing experience of attending outdoor camp
  • Endowment: Your gift keeps giving, year after year, generating revenue to sustain our programs
  • Global Initiatives: Supports our partners in the Ukraine and Bogotá to meet the needs of their communities


Raise JOY with YMCA Calgary!

For 120 years, the Y has been a place where every Calgarian can find joy. Donate today to feel the joy of contributing to a healthier, more vibrant community. 

Make a One Time Donation

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By making a donation, your gift goes right to work and supports members of your community so no one is turned away.

Make a Monthly Donation

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When you join TEAM UP, your monthly gift will be matched by the generosity of other committed YMCA Donors for the next three years!

Community Impact

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Your donation makes a real impact on the communities we serve. We are proud to share impact stories of the lasting personal and social change that you have helped create.

Make a Gift in Your Will

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By making a charitable bequest in your will, you can leave a legacy that will help shape the future health and wellbeing of our communities.

Donate Stock and Securities

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A donation of publicly traded securities is one of the easiest and most effective ways to give.

YMCA Calgary Endowment

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The YMCA Calgary Endowment promotes, supports, and funds YMCA Calgary initiatives to build healthier communities now and for future generations.