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The Y Foundation Aotearoa YMCA Locations

The Y Foundation Aotearoa (YMCA Foundation) was set up through the generosity of our members with a vision to invest in strengthening our Youth Movement nationally and bring better development outcomes to tamariki, rangatahi and our communities, for a better future.

Our aim is to support the education and empowerment of young people across Aotearoa to lead lives that make a positive difference our communities. We aim to achieve this through building a permanent fund structure that invests back into our communities and young people, ensuring transformational and equitable outcomes for all young people who participate in the Y programmes and events.

Why choose the Y?

  • We make giving to the Y and your communities easy and fulfilling
  • You will be investing in long-term community transformation by helping build permanent funds
  • We know where our communities greatest needs are and, crucially, who is doing impactful work
  • Donate to one of our funds and you can tap into our local knowledge to guide where you want to have more impact
  • We have a proven track record in building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

  • How to make a lasting impact?

    Through donations, bequests, equity funding programmes and regular payments - your contributions make a tangible difference to the lives of young people and communities across Aotearoa.

    If you would like to know more about how you can support, email national@ymca.org.nz