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A gift to the Y ensures that our programs and services reach the people that need us most in our community. Join the movement! You can give a one-time gift, or you can set up a monthly gift to the YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties. We are grateful for your gift. Give to the Y today. 

Exercise your heart in more ways than one

with a monthly gift to the YMCA. 

When you give monthly to the YMCA, you provide:

  • Scholarships to foster and refugee families
  • Free summer camp for refugee youth
  • Workforce development opportunities for teens
  • Affordable preschool and after school childcare 
  • Access to the Livestrong program for cancer survivors 
  • Access to critical services and social supports for seniors 

We are excited to announce . . . 

That the YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties are expanding our affordable housing project to include an apartment complex called "Courtney Place" dedicated to Salem veterans and their families. The complex will be housed directly across from the new YMCA. The facility will have 1- and 2-bedroom units and will serve Salem veterans and residents that can demonstrate an area median income of 60% or below the poverty line.

We are proud to partner with Mid-Willamette Community Action Agency’s ARCHES project who will provide comprehensive services on the site for our residing veterans.

Further, all residents will have access to the Withnell Family YMCA and programs.

You can donate to Courtney Place Veterans housing below. 

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Build Belonging with a Gift to the YMCA

When you donate to the YMCA, you're doing your part to build belonging and strengthen the communities of Marion and Polk Counties. A strong community is good for everyone. Whether you're helping a child in need attend summer camp, giving someone the assistance they need to make a healthy change in their life, or contributing to the construction of our new Salem Family YMCA facility, your gift will let us continue to affect positive change in our region.


Monthly Giving

Join Us in Helping Our Community

Your monthly contribution changes lives locally by providing essential support to families that need us most on an on-going basis.

Make a One-Time Gift

Support the Y of Marion and Polk Counties

A donation of any amount will help us continue to serve those in need, especially during these trying times. Your gift can be directed to the program or service of your choice or where it's needed most.

John Mistkawi Scholarship Fund

Honor the legacy of John with a gift of any amount

Contribute to the John Mistkawi Scholarship Fund to help youth and families that need it most. 

Leave a Legacy with Planned Giving


Consider the Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties in your estate plan. Contact us to learn more about opportunities to leave a legacy gift that will support generations to come.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Sponsor our annual events or programs to help us take on the most urgent needs in our community.

Help Us Fundraise


Your help can make a difference for children, adults and families in our community.