The Alliance of New York State YMCAs, Inc. is a not-for-profit association 

representing the interests and concerns of YMCAs throughout New York State. 


Comprised of 38 independent YMCAs and more than 135 YMCA branches,

the Alliance makes up an extraordinary group of dedicated nonprofits

working together to strengthen the communities in NY! Each of our Ys

is equipped and motivated to deliver lasting personal and social

development to people of all ages, races, backgrounds, faiths, abilities

and income levels.




We are a grassroots-driven and governed organization that advocates and

educates on behalf of the YMCA and its mission to promote youth development,

 healthy living and social responsibility. We diligently monitor legislative and

regulatory issues and educate policymakers on all of the community services provided by YMCAs throughout the Empire State.


The Alliance serves member YMCAs by actively advocating, and functioning as a resource for Ys in the four strategic objectives of:

  • Public Policy & External Relations

  • Public Funding & Financial Resources

  • Member Services

  • Statewide Collaborations


Our association links the ambition of advocacy and public policy ingenuity with sound resources and tradition. Statewide YMCA collaboration benefits all YMCAs across the Empire State by providing a cohesive and unified structure established to preserve and enhance the YMCA mission.



The goal of the Alliance is to sustain and enhance the YMCA through public policy initiatives, communications, effective programming and member services.

  • Actively perform as a recognized affiliate of the YMCA of the USA.

  • Network and collaborate with like-minded statewide organizations and youth advocacy programs.

  • Act as YMCAs’ resource for government-related programs, standards, laws and regulations.

  • Provide a Statewide entity that unifies YMCAs and enhances communications.

  • Represent, serve and advocate for the YMCAs in New York State.

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Alliance of New York State YMCAs, Inc. 

465 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205

518.462.8241 | www.ymcanys.org