Annual Fund

Support the Annual Campaign - Strengthen Your Community

Your support is necessary to fund many of the Y programs and services that families that are in need use every day. Together we can ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn grow and thrive in a YMCA program.

For more than 90 years, the Dorchester YMCA has helped to transform lives.  Youth development, healthy lifestyles, child care / camping experience, strong families and community area at the core of our programs and activities.  The YMCA is a community hub, a place where people can count on finding caring safe environment, positive role models and opportunities to serve the needs of others.

Life in the 21st century is more complex than ever before and today, the YMCA has an even larger role to play in helping youth and families navigate the challenges and opportunities of everyday life.


Whether your interest is youth development, child care, healthy lifestyles, or educational enrichment; you can help ensure that everyone, regardless of ability to pay or life circumstance, can be part of our YMCA community.


Each year, the Dorchester YMCA serves more than 1,500 children and teens through a wide range of innovation programs that give them the tool they need to succeed in school and life.  The YMCA Annual Fund provides these programs and enables our young people to develop the confidence and skills to become our future leaders.

With 100% of the dollar that is raised going directly to scholarship and program support here at Dorchester YMCA, your contribution to the Reach Out Campaign is an investment in our shared future. 


  • 26% School Age Enrichment Programs
  • 25% Early Childcare Programs
  • 11% Summer Day Camp 
  • 24% Membership for Teens, Families, & Seniors
  • 14% youth and Teens Program

While programs may develop in one neighborhood, the strength of the Y is that we leverage great programs and take those to other communities that then benefit. Again, at the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay full fees. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy confident, connected and secure. We can only make that promise through the support of our donors to the Y’s Annual Fund.

Your gift to the Y’s Annual Fund is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

Click here to learn more about the many ways to give.