Give to the YMCA


Imagine Lancaster without a YMCA.

  • Where would Miss Alice swim every day?
  • Where would Jayla go to learn when school is closed?
  • Where would John go to get swim lessons?
  • Where would Stacy go to summer camp?
  • Where would Champ go to workout?
  • Where would Lucia go to get support during her cancer treatments?

Thanks to you, we will never have to know what Lancaster would look like without its YMCA. Because of you, the Lancaster YMCA will make it through this crisis and continue to serve as a pillar of the community for, at least, another 166 years.


Read the full case for support

If you’re able to help us move forward, we urge you to contact us at 717-393-9622 or so that we can save Lancaster’s YMCA.

You can also give to the Lancaster Family YMCA by sending a check payable to Lancaster Family YMCA to:
Lancaster Family YMCA
265 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603


Our Community Impact Report

In 2019, the Lancaster Family YMCA provided more than $1,000,000 in direct financial assistance and subsidized services to the community for participation in Y membership and programs.
Learn more about our mission impact in our 2020 Community Impact Report


Named Gift Opportunities

Are you passionate about the Y’s mission? A Named Gift to the Lancaster Family YMCA provides the opportunity for you to be a prime mover of that mission and will create a lasting impact in the community. We have opportunities for Named Gifts available at our branches and Camp Shand beginning at $10,000. up to $1,000,000. Please contact us at with any interest in this opportunity.


Educational Improvement Tax Credits Program (EITC)

EITC Tax credits are available to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization. Tax credits reduce your actual tax bill, dollar-for-dollar and are utilized AFTER your tax liability is established. Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.

The Lancaster Family YMCA Early Learning Academy is a Pre-K Kindergarten Scholarship Organization that is an approved EITC eligible organization. Funds received from the EITC program will greatly assist us in meeting the need for quality early learning programs and ensuring that no child is turned away due to inability to pay. Learn more or please contact us at


Gifts in Honor or Memory

Making a donation to the Lancaster Family YMCA is a meaningful way to honor or remember someone dear to you, or who has a special connection with the Y. We will send a notification on your behalf to your honoree or designated recipient to share the news of your thoughtful gift. For more information on supporting the Lancaster Family YMCA, please contact our Development Office at

Thank You Donors – 2019 Donor List

We are deeply grateful for the financial and in-kind support of the individuals and organizations that gave to the Lancaster Family YMCA in 2018. Nonprofit, charitable organizations like the Y rely on community support to continue to offer our services and change lives.
Click here to view our 2019 Donor List

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