corporate community investors

Corporate Community Investors…Investing in the future of children and families in West Michigan.

The Y is West Michigan’s leading nonprofit strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Through our branches, including YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, ACTIVATE community outreach programs, as well as child care sites, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is committed to improving the health and well-being of children and families. Y programs impact thousands of lives annually and respond to unique community needs across West Michigan.

By becoming a Corporate Community Investor, you are partnering with the Y to help nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and provide opportunities to give back for generations to come. Together, we will work side-by-side in our community to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

For more information, please contact send an email or call 616.855.9654.

For information on Corporate Community Investors benefits, click here.

The Y is for . . . YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

The Y is for Youth Development, because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, we nurture the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.

At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening community by nurturing the potential of every child and teen through programs such as:

  • Impact After School Program
  • Great Start Readiness Program
  • Inner City Baseball
  • Youth in Government
  • Y Achievers
  • Challenge Scholars
  • Loop After School Program
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Youth Leadership Academy
  • Healthy U
  • Nutrition in Action
  • SPARK After School Curriculum
  • Cook It Up
  • Child Care
  • Youth Sports Leagues
  • Youth Swim

The Y is for . . . HEALTHY LIVING

The Y is for Healthy Living, improving West Michigan’s health and well-being.  By providing programs and activities, the Y promotes wellness, reduces risk for disease and helps others reclaim their health. As a result, youth, adults, and families in our community receive the support, guidance, and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind, and body.

At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening community by improving West Michigan’s health and well-being through programs such as: (link program name with program description)

  • LIVESTRONG at the Y
  • Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Healthy Kitchen
  • Cooking Matters
  • Healthy Living Hubs
  • Veggie Van
  • Healthy Corner Stores
  • Community Gardens


The Y is for Social Responsibility, by giving back and providing support to our neighbors. The Y has been listening and responding to our community’s most pressing needs by developing innovative, community-based solutions to help those in need reach their full potential.  Whether developing skills or emotional well-being, welcoming and connecting diverse populations or advocating for healthier communities, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening community by giving back and supporting our neighbors through programs such as: (link program name with program description)

  • Safety Around Water
  • Togetherhood
  • Prom Dress Closet
  • Pantry
  • Family Hope
  • Camp Corral
  • Operation Purple
  • Kids Burn Camp
  • Military Week
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Fund-A-Need Day Camp Scholarships
  • Thanksgiving Baskets
  • Adopt-A-Family for Holiday Needs
  • Volunteering opportunities for people with Diverse Abilities

If you are interested in learning more or would like to get involved, please contact Development at 616.855.9645.