YMCA of Silicon Valley

aka YMCA   |   Santa Clara, CA   |  http://www.ymcasv.org

Mission

To strengthen our community by improving the quality of life and inspiring individuals and families to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.

Ruling year info

1942

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Sandy Walker

Main address

80 Saratoga Avenue

Santa Clara, CA 95051 USA

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Formerly known as

YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula and YMCA of Santa Clara Valley

EIN

94-1156318

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

OUR MISSION To strengthen our community by improving the quality of life and inspiring individuals and families to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. WHO WE ARE The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We’re a spirit, a movement and a cause. Members join us because they believe in us and the values we stand for: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness promotes and supports healthier living for all in the community through a variety of programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Family relationships
Ethnic and racial groups

Childcare and Afterschool Programs provides licensed care and a wide range of programs focusing on academic achievement and family involvement.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

Youth, Teen and Family programs including Camping programs promotes stronger bonds, enhanced communications and healthier lifestyles.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth engaged in Project Cornerstone, a program committed to helping all children in Silicon Valley feel valued and respected, through bullying prevention and classroom reading programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

FOR HEALTHY LIVING
In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

Youth Development
With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Afterschool Care: Y afterschool programs serve kindergartners through middle schoolers with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents.
Child Watch: Many Ys offer free drop-in child care while mom or dad make use of the Y.
Youth and Government: YMCA Youth in Government is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. The program culminates with teens serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature.
Camp: Overnight, day or specialty camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.

Healthy Living
Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out. Beyond fitness facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

Group Physical Activity Classes: Ys offer classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training to indoor cycling, water exercise, and yoga, you’ll find a group class that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving.
Healthy Lifestyles: Living healthy is about spirit, mind and body at every age and stage. Ys offer classes and programs for those dealing with chronic disease, joint and injury rehabilitation, stress and pregnancy, in addition to health assessments and wellness coaching.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.

Swimming and Water Safety: Young people in underserved communities often do not learn the critical water safety and swimming skills to keep them safe, which results in a disproportionate amount of deaths and injuries each year. The Y is working to address this important issue by offering learn-to-swim programs and raising awareness of the importance of water safety in urban communities nationwide.

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because in communities across Silicon Valley, we have the presence and partnerships to both promise and deliver lasting personal and social change.

• The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 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 that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
• The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

Anchored in neighborhoods throughout Silicon Valley, the Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community. Every day our impact is felt when a mentor inspires a child, when an individual makes a healthy choice, and when the community comes together for the common good.

In 2018, the YMCA of Silicon Valley made sure that every child and teen counts by ensuring that 168,701 youth thrived, by learning and growing in a vast array of Y programs and activities.
• 3,045 teens and young adults developed leadership skills and enhanced self-confidence while helping others
• 11,260 children participated in educational enrichment programs
• 16,459 attended a day or overnight camp

We made sure that every family and individual counts by serving 262,522 youth, adults and seniors as Y members and program participants.
• 10,828 children, teens and adults learned swimming skills
• 5,296 youth developed skills and teamwork in youth spots programs
• 31,049 families enjoyed Y activities together

We made sure that every good deed counts by raising $6,280,000 of charitable gifts, which provided thousands of individuals and families affordable access to Y programs and services.
• 8,176 volunteers devoted time and energy to serve others as board members, fundraisers and program leaders
• 12,139 donors gave generously to the Y to help those in need
• 798,536 healthy meals and snacks were served through Y programs and community partnerships to fight hunger

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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YMCA of Silicon Valley

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jim Hori

Silicon Valley Bank

Term: 2021 - 2018

Phil Capin

Ervie Smith

Scott Seaman

Michael Moul

Francis Ebong

Pam Foley

Janice Fry

Jim Hori

Mark Johnsen

Gay Krause

Room Lakkaraju

Don Lee

Katherine Martin

Scott Neely

Joan Platt

Pasquale Romano

John Savage

Tom Squeri

Bob Talbott

Elizabeth Vilardo

Sandy Walker

YMCA of Silicon Valley

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/28/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.