• Carol Kennedy Aquatic Center

Developed by jtemplate

Why Give to the Y

The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA has earned a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. We owe the top distinction to our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.


Charity Navigator only awards the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. Our generous donors, volunteers, and members should now feel even more confident in knowing their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly at the Tampa Y for positive individual and community impact.


In the current economic environment, it’s important to us that community members trust we’re using our resources wisely to accomplish our mission and cause: to strengthen the foundations of community. Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to donors, volunteers and partners we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities seriously. 


When you give to the Y, you change lives. Every dollar given to the Tampa YMCA goes directly to help children and families participate in YMCA memberships and programs, regardless of their financial circumstances. At the Y, families become closer, children grow and blossom, seniors discover new energy, and those with disabilities find new abilities and new hope. But don't just take our word for it! The real impact of your generosity is best told by those who benefit from your charitable gift. Here are just a few of their stories…

- As Healthy as a Teen

- A Literal Walking Miracle

- Living Without Limits


Our Mission