- Health, Fitness & Aquatics
- Early Years / Child Care
- Immigrant Services
- Employment Services
- Community Services
- Camp & Outdoor Centre
The K-W YMCA Endowment Foundation was established in 1977 as an independent registered charity. Gifts to the Endowment Foundation are an investment in the future of the YMCA. Your donation supports our ability to be a centre of community where potential grows, everyone belongs, and health goals are achieved - one individual, one child, and one family at a time.
Endowment Gifts ensure that the YMCA provides long-term sustainable funding to meet the ever changing needs of our community, from the new babies who are learning to swim and local kids who need a special place to belong and be active, to our eldest neighbours who need support to overcome the effects of isolation or chronic disease.
Funds are held in perpetuity and the earnings derived from these investments provides income for the YMCA year after year. A portion of the earnings are directed to support the YMCA's area of greatest need, while the remaining earnings are reinvested in the fund.
Over the years, gifts to the Foundations have allowed the YMCA of Kitchener-Waterloo to establish innovative programs and services, to extend services into new communities and to address community needs in ways that otherwise would not be possible.