Community Partners Campaign

The YMCA is a not-for-profit, four-star Charity Navigator organization that puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. When you give to the Y, you’re doing your part to strengthen our community—and a strong community is good for everyone.


The Y has been a pioneering force in Marion, Indiana since 1891; providing vital programs and services to the community. Our Grant County Family YMCA is the largest youth and family service organization in Marion; and last year provided more than $175,000 in financial aid to those who could not afford a YMCA membership. Part of the total financial aid also provided for child care and day camp financial aid totaling $75,000. The Y is the unparalleled cause for strengthening community because we are the community! We're actively involved in meeting the needs of the community such as:

  • Opening our doors to all regardless of age, income, or background.
  • To nurture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe after school programs, or foundational skills and values in our child care programs
  • Giving families a healthy, safe place to socialize and grow.
  • Connecting resourcefully with key groups in the community including Boys & Girls Club, Marion Parks, the City of Marion, area schools, and dozens of other partners.
  • Addressing the child obesity issue by teaching children to make healthy and smarter life choices.


The Y is uniquely qualified to continue impacting the community through its Christian Mission and Values. We are one of the 2,600 local YMCA associations that are making a difference across the U.S. The dedication of the staff, members, and volunteers confirms that the Y is poised to be a community leader by building strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.

We would love for you to join us! By becoming a Community Partner, you are recognizing the impact this organization has on the local community. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or would like to contribute, please click the online giving button, call 664-0544, or stop in and speak to a Director.