for a better us

Support the YMCA of Dane County

At the YMCA of Dane County, we are growing stronger together. 

Dane County faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, staff and generous donors like you to make a difference. No other nonprofit organization can impact as many people as powerfully as we do everyday.

Each year, through our Annual Campaign, 100% of your donation directly supports financial assistance and program subsidies for your friends & neighbors. Through community donations, corporate giving and our member campaign, we are able to raise much needed funding that can immediately impact our region. When you give to the YMCA of Dane County, your gift will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community in Madison.

We give nearly 27,000 facility and program members throughout the year a sense of belonging and provide the tools, support and skills to live life to its fullest. Nearly 25% of those members receive financial assistance, which means over 7,300 local residents have an opportunity to grow physically, intellectually and spiritually, and are empowered to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.

When you donate to the Y, you're supporting programs and services that help strengthen your community. Give for a better us. 

Learn More about YMCA Contributions

Your Donation Makes A Difference 

  • $100 can: Ensure one low-income youth can participate in our Leopold Flag Football Program

  • $500 can: Allow 24 children to participate in one session of swim lessons

  • $1,000 can: Provide Y membership to 6 youth, giving them opportunity to cultivate positive values and behavior, and to grow unique talents and interests

    Y5210 Youth School Program
  • $2,500 can: Send 20 kids to a week of camp where kids learn self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership

  • $5,000 can: Cover the cost of the Y5210 in-class healthy habits program in 13 elementary school classrooms


Show Your Support

Supporting the YMCA of Dane County is something to be proud of! Your contributions positively effect the lives of people right here in your own community, people who are in need of a helping hand, a patient ear, or a comforting shoulder. Our donors are an essential asset, and we're as proud of them as they are of their involvement and impact in Dane County. As a "thank you," and to help our donors show their support, we offer opportunities for major contributors to be recognized within our branches. Major donors are recognized through our Banner Program, so that facility and program members can see and appreciate the individuals, corporations and organizations who help make their Y great!​


The YMCA is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. Your gift is greatly appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution.



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Other Ways to Donate

  • By Mail
    Complete, print and mail our pledge form,
    along with a check or money order to:

YMCA of Dane County, Inc.
711 Cottage Grove Road
Madison, WI 53716

  • By Phone
    Call 608 664 9622 between 8:00am-3:30pm weekdays.
    Have your credit or debit card information available.
  • In Person
    Visit any YMCA of Dane County branch's Member Services desk to make a cash, check, or credit donation.
  • Shopping Online
    The YMCA of Dane County is now a registered organization on AmazonSmile. When customers shop on AmazonSmile (as opposed to Amazon), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
  • Corporate Sponsorship
    Throughout the year, we host a variety of events and activities that gather our friends and supporters in celebration of our actions. Companies interested in sponsoring these events can contact  for more details.
  • The YMCA Heritage Club
    Donors who make a gift, or notify us of a planned gift, to the YMCA endowment fund are elegible to be Heritage Club members. Learn more about planned giving here.


Donor Newsletters

  • Q3 2017