We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.


Our Mission

The Whatcom Family YMCA is an association of individuals with shared values which enhance the community with programs for the spirit, mind and body.


Our Cause Defines Us

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. At the Y, strengthening the foundations of community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our  neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.


Our Strength is in Community

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. In 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. 

  • The Y is community centered. For nearly 130 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.

  • The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.

  • The Y nurtures potential. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

  • The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.


Our Impact is Felt Every Day

With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.


Areas of Focus

Youth Development
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

Healthy Living
We believe we have a responsibility to make a positive and measurable impact on the community’s health.

Social Responsibility
We believe communities are strongest when all people have the opportunity to participate, connect and thrive.


Nonprofit Organization

The Whatcom Family YMCA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.