Man exercising during a YMCA group fitness class

Welcome to YMCA Buffalo Niagara

As a charitable not-for-profit health and human services organization founded to help people, we earn our tax-exempt status every day by making available and accessible much needed services in the community. We also do not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay—each year, thousands of people in Western New York benefit from financial assistance from the YMCA. Annually, more than 15,000 children and families benefit from the annual campaign, providing financial aid for people who wish to participate in YMCA programs such as Before and After School Programs and summer camp, or to purchase a membership. Finally, we couldn’t exist without our volunteers — at any given time, YMCA Buffalo Niagara receives assistance and guidance from approximately 150 volunteers.

Mission Statement

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Vision Statement

To be recognized in the community as the premier provider of mission driven, family oriented programming promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Areas of Focus

  • Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
  • Healthy Living: Improving the nation’s health and well-being
  • Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors



For a Better Us

We are making a difference, thanks to the strong support of our community.