Welcome to YMCA Buffalo Niagara
Founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is the second-oldest YMCA in the United States and one of the oldest institutions in Western New York.
As a non-profit organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara helps bring much needed services to the Western New York community. We 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. More than 2,800 children and families annually benefit from our annual campaign, providing over $1.4 million in financial aid for people who wish to participate in YMCA programs such as child care, summer camp, or to purchase a membership.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves the Western New York community with six membership branches, two overnight camps, and over 50 child care locations.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
- Youth Development – empowering young people to reach their full potential
- Healthy Living – improving individual and community well-being
- Social Responsibility – providing support and inspiring action in our communities
- To strengthen the foundations of community