ymca research

  1. Mission and/or Include Vision Statement

The mission statement of YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice by use of programs which build a healthy spirit, body and mind for all people (Beets et al., 2014).

  1. Goals (SMART)

Enhance growth of programs and capabilities by strengthening the young people in developing partnerships and data collection.

Improvement of facilities through expansion of programs

Development of staff and volunteers through recruitment of many volunteers, provision of part time employment opportunities and recognition of staff teams.

  1. History

The YMCA was founded during the industrial revolution with an aim of providing low cost housing facilities to the many youths who were migrating to the cities. Thus the YMCA made a combination of the preaching the streets and distributing religious tracts. These centers thus were viewed as places of recreation so that the young people would be preserved from gambling, prostitutions and alcohol among other vices (http://www.ymca.net/).

  1. Founded by whom

This association was founded by George Williams, who was a London-based draper during the industrial revolution.

  1. Length of Existence

YMCA was founded in the year 1844, and thus has been existence for the last 174 years.

  1. Strategic Plan/Future Programming

The YMCA 2018 to 2023 strategic plan is:

Be a key anchor of driving social, economic and health developments among the local communities (YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington and Brantfor, 2018). To deepen their impacts in improving health equity. To extend their reach to the vulnerable and at risk communities by engaging all people. They also plan to transform their relationships with technology so enhance improved community service delivery.

  1. Previous Projects

This association engages in several activities through programs whereby many young people have been beneficiaries. Some of its activities include engagement in charitable activities, classes for skills development, promotion of Christianity and humanitarian activities, and funding athletics among many more activities.

The chatterboxes is a project which is run by disabled youths aged between eleven to twenty-five years.

8. Review

– 990 Filing

Since the YMCA is a charitable organization, it is exempted from taxes for reporting child care. The customers should thus have a child providers’ EIN number to perform e-filing.

– Donor List

Humana Inc


Charter communications

Bank of America charitable foundation inc

Howard Johnson

Center for disease control and prevention (CDC)

AARP foundation

National basketball foundation

Points of light

Office of the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention

Wallace foundation

Wells Fargo

Simons foundation

Robert wood Johnson foundation


YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington and Brantfor, (2018). YMCA strategic plan 2018-2023. Retrieved from https://www.ymcahbb.ca/CWP/media/HBB/Documents/About%20Us/YMCA_HBB_StrategicPlan_18-web.pdf

Beets, M. W., Weaver, R. G., Turner-McGrievy, G., Moore, J. B., Webster, C., Brazendale, K., … & Beighle, A. (2016). Are we there yet? Compliance with physical activity standards in YMCA afterschool programs. Childhood Obesity, 12(4), 237-246.

Beets, M. W., Weaver, R. G., Moore, J. B., Turner-McGrievy, G., Pate, R. R., Webster, C., & Beighle, A. (2014). From policy to practice: strategies to meet physical activity standards in YMCA afterschool programs. American journal of preventive medicine, 46(3), 281-288.



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