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YMCA of Greater Hartford

Why Fundraise for the Y?

Throughout our nearly 170-year history, the YMCA of Greater Hartford has endured and persevered through many challenging times that have beset our communities from devastating weather events, the Great Depression, and wars. Today, we are facing another challenge together: the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since March 2020, we pivoted our resources to serve our communities and families who were greatly impacted by the pandemic. Our staff distributed hundreds of meals to families, provided quality childcare to children of front-line workers, held blood drives to ensure our hospitals were able to provide quality care, and provided a safe summer experience to hundreds of children. Since September, our facilities have been providing “virtual learning” opportunities to support working parents whose children are completing their schooling remotely

However, our beloved Y is facing a massive reduction in revenue having been closed for several months due to precautionary and mandated measures stemming from the pandemic. The resulting financial toll has been swift and severe. It’s challenged the Y’s ability to survive and sustain vital programs and services that our neighbors and staff rely upon.

Gifts to our Annual Campaign will be critical to help preserve the Y’s ability to meet immediate financial obligations and continue serving the community while the economy and consumer confidence recover. On behalf of all who rely on the Y’s life-changing services and our dedicated staff, we’re asking for your generous support during this critical time of need. Your gift will help sustain the Y and provide the vital services that help us build lifelong success.

How you can help?


Create a personalized online fundraising page to take your fundraising efforts for your branch of the YMCA of Greater Hartford to the next level and make it easier to share with your network of friends.

Raise money by creating your own personal donation webpage and having the donations go directly to your branch of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. Engage your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors by sharing your fundraising efforts on social media or email. All the donations you collect go directly to your branch of the GHYMCA and donors receive a tax donation.​

Your personalized online campaign page is an easy and effective way to raise funds to support your favorite Y programs and to involve your network in a cause you believe in.

You can reach out to people you know and ask them to support the Y through the creation of your fundraising webpage, personalized with your Y story and photos.

Then, you can send a message to your network that includes a link to a fundraising page and ask for donations.

You are able to see donations that are made to your page, post updates to your supporters, and even create a team and recruit additional team members to join you in support of the Y.


The YMCA of Greater Hartford is a private not-for-profit, human service organization that operates 10 branches and two resident camps serving 52 communities in Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland and Windham counties.

The Y is open to all and committed to helping people develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.  This commitment is reinforced by our belief in living out universal values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, can learn, grow and thrive.

We offer programs with a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility such as afterschool, preschool, youth sports, swimming lessons, day and resident camps, programs for seniors, programs for teens, and so much more.

100% of donations raised through our campaign stays in our community. When you donate to a specific YMCA branch within the YMCA of Greater Hartford, those funds will stay with that branch.