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Supporting the community

Our goal is to make the Y accessible to everyone.

Our focus is to meet the needs of the underserved & financially challenged populations of Whatcom County.

Our Annual Campaign raises money for financial assistance for membership, programs and child care.

The Y awarded over $441,000 in financial assistance and subsidies in 2017.

We serve 14,370 members countywide.

In 2017, our volunteers donated 14,411 hours for the YMCA.


Our youth sports program builds young athletes by giving them a foundation for a lifetime.  Whether it's improving their skills and coordination or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.



YMCA swim lessons provide a child the life-saving skills to be safe around the water.  Not only do we teach children to swim, but provide them with confidence, a sense of accomplishment and most of all a sense of security around the water.  The Y encourages swimmers of all ages to reach their potential in various aquatic activities.


Regardless of one's financial situation, the Y never turns anyone away, due to inability to pay.  All families should be active and spend quality time together.  Through our Open Doors program, the YMCA ensures that those in financial need throughout Whatcom County can utilize the programs and facilities at any of our four YMCA Program Centers.


Our Girls on the Run program provides a young girl the life skills through dynamic self-esteem based lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.


The Annual Community Support Campaign runs the entire month of March, to help contact our Relationship Development Director, Tracy Diehl at 360-733-8630 or tdiehl@whatcomymca.org.