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With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y aims to strengthen communities and transform lives. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to be healthy, confident and connected.

When you give to the Y, you are funding life-changing programs that help children, adults and families around Southern Minnesota to learn, grow and thrive.

Make a Donation

As we commemorate 150 years of health, community, and growth together at the Mankato Family YMCA, we invite you to join us with a special contribution – an Anniversary Pledge!


What is the Anniversary Pledge?

The Anniversary Pledge is a heartfelt commitment to sustaining the vibrant community we’ve built here at the YMCA. By pledging $150 monthly (or a total donation of $1800), you directly contribute to the well-being of our YMCA family, ensuring that we continue to thrive and make a positive impact on the lives of our members.


Everyone who takes the Anniversary Pledge will receive a special YMCA gift as a token of our appreciation.

Make Your Pledge Today

Giving Back to the Community

At the Y, we believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. We measure success by how well we engage our communities in our three areas of impact: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

Healthy Living

Improving our community’s health and well-being.

Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support for our neighbors.

Where does your donation go?

You become part of a place that is making our community stronger.

  • To nurture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe after-school programs or foundational skills and values in our preschool program.
  • To improve the community’s health and well-being by encouraging healthier living and providing support and resources people need to make positive change.
  • To offering families opportunities to play and spend quality time together.
  • To providing opportunities for mentors to help youth increase confidence, social and communication skills, positive behaviors and help improve relationships at home, school and within the community.
  • To offer programs and services to children, adults and families who need financial assistance.

Strong Community Annual Campaign

The Strong Community Campaign is an annual fundraiser that focuses on raising much needed funds to provide quality YMCA programming at an affordable and subsidized rate. Through pledged and donated funds, we are able to provide local children and families access to life changing, confidence building, and just all around fun Y programs. Every gift, no matter how small, provides countless opportunities for people to thrive.

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