The Y. For a Better Us.™

From safe spaces to academic achievement to family well-being and more, when you donate to the Y, you’re giving those in need the opportunity to thrive.

Everyday, the Mankato Family YMCA serves children, teens, families, and adults of all ages in such a way that our entire community is strengthened. It is our organization’s tradition of caring that leaves a lasting impression on everyone it helps.

At the Y, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure regardless of their financial situation. That’s why we make our Y programs and services available to everyone even if they are unable to pay the full fee.

The YMCA is a charity, as your tax-deductible donation goes directly to programs that kids, teens, adults and families count on. Please make a donation today.

Mankato Family YMCA
Attention: Financial Dept.
1401 S. Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

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The Lamplighter’s Club:
The Lamplighter’s task was to light the way – to help people see ahead. Our Lamplighters Club is composed of men and women who believe and have faith in the YMCA’s future. They are concerned citizens who have felt and seen the impact of the YMCA on the lives of people. Through becoming Lamplighters – men and women have included the YMCA in their estate plans, having assured the strength and stability of our YMCA for future generations.

The Lamplighters’ Club is open to everyone who is interested in the YMCA and it’s future viability and chooses to enhance its Endowment Fund.

For more information contact John Kind, Executive Director

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.