Caring for our Community

For more than 100 years, we’ve been bringing families, neighbors and friends together in a safe and fun environment to learn, play and grow. With a local presence and national reach, our mission is to Advance Health, Empower Youth, and Strengthen Communities.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has compelled us to reimagine how we deliver on this mission and support our many members in need. Our commitment to nurturing potential and strengthening communities hasn't wavered.

Your sustained membership and generous gifts have allowed us to continue much of our vital community work. See what we've been up to below and thank you for standing with the Y!

Caring for Essential Families

We have been able to safely open and operate 17 of our Child Care sites, and provide crucial care for our most vulnerable populations. Many of these families are part of the essential workforce, and by strictly adhering to CDC and State protocols, we can provide the care and wellness support they need to thrive.

Feeding Our Community

Each week at the Oakland Y this summer, our team assembled to distribute food to any Oaklander in need. Our Y teams in Richmond and Pinole are also answering the call to service with food distribution at various locations. This work wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our members. Thank you for helping us feed our community!

Giving Blood, Saving Lives

YMCA of the East Bay is playing a crucial role in addressing the blood shortage! Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, patients continue to require blood products for childbirth, cancer treatments, essential medical procedures, and everyday emergencies. To answer the call, we've teamed up with the Red Cross and Vitalant to host blood drives in Albany, Berkeley and Richmond.