Each year, contributions from donors like you help our Y provide assistance and resources to our neighborhoods and community members. Each day brings new challenges to our communities, creating a greater need for the Kenosha YMCA.

With your help, the Y can continue to provide and improve our life-changing programs to meet your communities’ growing needs thanks to funds raised during Annual Campaign, a volunteer driven fundraising event supporting Kenosha YMCA programs and services. All money raised funds Y programs and supports our ability to provide financial assistance.

Together we can empower families and children to learn, grow and thrive.


Kenosha YMCA lifts up our community

We are asking you to rally your friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a fundraiser for Kenosha YMCA, you will help more children and families in need, and you’ll help your friends feel good about doing good.

Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it’s fun. We’ll even give you all the tools you’ll need to make a difference. With your help we can continue to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Kenosha YMCA Annual Day of Giving is 11/4-11/5


Serving Kenosha for 90 Years!

In the spring of 1928, pioneer automaker Charles W. Nash and his wife completed a study of youth needs in Kenosha. The results of their study led them to make a $400,000 donation toward a community youth center on the condition that their fellow residents match it dollar-for-dollar.

Along with their challenge gift to Kenosha, Mr. and Mrs. Nash made the stipulation that “The new institution will be for the good of all religious classes of whatever denomination…will treat each and every religious denomination as part of the institution…and that one religious denomination will be as welcome as another.” Three thousand Kenoshans met that challenge because they believed they had an obligation to support programs of mental, moral and physical development of youth. In 1930, the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) opened its doors and was dedicated to public service. An organization built for the community, by the community.

Many of our programs and services have remained the same over the years, and some have changed. Our cause has remained the same. The Y has been focused on strengthening community for all for 90 Years.