Donate & Make a Difference

100% of your donation stays with the Tri-Cities Family YMCA to serve the greatest need. 
Below are a few examples of how far your gift can go.


Offers children the opportunity to learn life-changing water safety skills through 7 weeks of swim lessons, or a chance to build confidence and self esteem through a gymnastics or youth sports program.


Can send one child to summer camp for a week. This support ensures families in need can afford Y Camp offering children a safe place to go while parents work.


Enables 5 children to participate in our Youth Basketball League and thus begin a healthier lifestyle, develop teamwork skills and grow into a healthy adult.


Builds a strong family foundation by providing two family memberships and one year’s worth of youth programming for families of four.


Join us in strengthening the community. Your gift will help provide much-needed services to local youth, adults and families, including:

  • Preschool, affordable school-age care and childcare for families
  • Community food distribution so our neighbors don't go hungry
  • Safety Around Water swim instruction for youth
  • Senior and vulnerable population outreach to ensure needs are being met
  • Donation site for local food banks and community centers, clothing and school supply drives
  • Hosting American Red Cross blood drives to meet critical need
  • Community race events to promote health & wellness
  • Fitness classes and healthy activities for all ages offered in-person and virtually
  • Financial assistance provided to ensure everyone has access to the Y

Stories like those shared below, remind us why the Y is such an important part of a healthy, vibrant community. Click here to donate and make a lasting difference.



Thanks to our volunteers, members, staff, vendors, donors and partners we are able to transform lives in our community every day. We truly appreciate everyone making so much possible with their dedication, support and generosity. Together, we are building a better community! Here are a few examples of that impact:

  • Love In Action - Homeless families are provided a safe place to strengthen their bodies and their minds free of charge
  • The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg - Professional Development Training for young adults
  • Licensed & Accredited Summer Day Camp - meeting over 320 rigid standards
  • All Tri-Cities area schools - 7th Grade Initiative provides free membership to 7th graders the entire school year
  • Mosaic Counseling - free on-site counseling for members
  • Four Pointes – Senior swim class available
  • Ottawa County Community Mental Health – partnering to provide free memberships to clients
  • Tri-Cities Historical Museum – Informative field trips for youth
  • OAISD - Community Based Instruction


Here are examples of organizations that help fund our programs and services:

  • JSJ Foundation – Summer Camp support
  • Michigan Alliance – Free healthy snacks for and after school program for children & teens
  • Grand Haven Area Community Foundation – Camp Counselor development and training


Click here to donate and make an impact.

Community Donors

No gift is too small. Every gift makes a difference. You may make a one-time gift or give monthly.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers offer programs where your contribution to the Y is matched by the corporation or its charitable foundation. Contact your employer to see what’s available and we’ll assist you the rest of the way.

 Chair’s Round Table

When you give an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, are automatically made a member of the Chair's Round Table. These individuals, businesses and other community organizations enable us to enrich and expand our mission of strengthening the community.

Planned Giving

The Torch Society was created to help support long-term sustainability for all our programs, services and scholarships. The society recognizes individuals and couples who have named the Tri-Cities Family YMCA as the beneficiary of any type of planned or deferred gift. The purpose is to acknowledge and thank those who have made these gifts and to encourage and inspire others to do the same. The knowledge of forthcoming gifts also assists the Y in planning for the future.  Please email Kelly Ruffing, Fund Development Manager, at for more information.

 Members As Donors

As a member, you have the opportunity to share your Y with those who are struggling financially. You can make a one-time donation or round-up your monthly membership to make a recurring monthly donation.

Staff Donors

As an employee of the Tri-Cities Family YMCA you get to both experience and contribute to the strengthening of our community. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring bi-weekly deduction through payroll.