YMCA of Greater New York

New York, NY   |  http://www.ymcanyc.org

Mission

YMCAs collectively make up the largest nonprofit community service organization in America. YMCAs are at the heart of community life in neighborhoods and towns across the nation. Ys are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. YMCAs' strength is in the people they bring together.
In the average Y, a volunteer board sets policy for its executive, who manages the operation with full-time and part-time staff and volunteer leaders. Ys meet local community needs through organized activities called programs. In its own way, every Y nurtures the healthy development of children and teens; strengthens families; and makes its community a healthier, safer, better place to live.
YMCA programs are tools for building the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Longtime leaders in community-based health and fitness and aquatics, Ys teach kids to swim, offer exercise classes for people with disabilities and lead adult aerobics. They also offer hundreds of other programs in response to community needs, including camping, child care, teen clubs, environmental programs, substance abuse prevention, youth sports, family nights, job training, international exchange and many more.
Organization: Each YMCA is a charitable nonprofit, qualifying under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code. Each is independent. YMCAs are required by the national constitution to pay annual dues, to refrain from discrimination and to support the YMCA mission. All other decisions are local choices, including programs offered, staffing and style of operation. The national office, called the YMCA of the USA, is in Chicago, with Field offices in California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota and Texas.Its purpose is to serve member associations.
International: YMCAs are at work in more than 120 countries around the world, serving more than 30 million people. Some 230 local US Ys maintain more than 370 relationships with Ys in other countries, operate international programs and contribute to YMCA work worldwide through the YMCA World Service campaign. Like other national YMCA movements, the YMCA of the USA is a member of the World Alliance of YMCAs, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
History: The YMCA was founded in London, England, in 1844. The Y movement has always been nonsectarian and today accepts those of all faiths at all levels of the organization.
The first U.S. YMCA started in Boston in 1851, the work of Thomas Sullivan, a retired sea captain who was a lay missionary. Ys spread fast and soon were serving boys and older men as well as young men. Although 5,145 women worked in YMCA military canteens in World War I, it wasn't until after World War II that women and girls were admitted to full membership and participation in the US YMCAs. Today half of all YMCA members and program members are female, and half are under age 18.

Ruling year info

1959

Principal Officer

Ms. Sharon Greenberger

Main address

5 West 63rd Street, 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10023 USA

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EIN

13-1624228

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

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Programs and results

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Youth, Family, Camps, Programs

The YMCA serves all people, regardless of their ability to pay, with programs that develop the spirit, mind, and body. YMCA provides early childhood programs, an after school educational enrichment program known as the Virtual Y, and day camp activities. YMCA also offers programs designed to develop the spirit, mind and body through cardiovascular and muscular activity.

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Financials

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YMCA of Greater New York

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sal Maglietta

US Bank

Term: July 2013 - July 2016