Support the y for our future ​


The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is a charitable organization whose community impact would not be possible without our generous donors and volunteers. You helped build our facility, now help us build financial sustainability for our future.

endowment fund

The first step of building an Endowment Fund for our Y was to complete the Tower Family Endowment Challenge. Having an Endowment Fund will ensure that the programs and benefits of the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard will continue into perpetuity..

With this challenge, we were given a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to ensure financial sustainability for vital membership and programs, financial assistance and community outreach, and eliminate our capital loan.

In 2012, the Tower Family offered the Y a very generous gift and matching incentive. With the help of many generous donors, we successfully raised $3 Million for our Endowment Fund, thanks to the generosity of the Tower Family Foundation, who forgave the $1.5 Million capital loan they made to complete construction of the new facility.

Endow Your favorite programs

Keep vital programs alive into perpetuity by endowing one of them in your family name:

  • Program Support for After School, Summer Camp, Competitive Swim Clubs (Makos or Masters), Learn to Swim, Kids Club.
  • Y FOR ALL Financial Assistance for membership and programs granted to deserving children, teens, adults, seniors and families.
  • Community Outreach free programs and events such as, 3rd Grade Water Safety, Alex’s Place teen programs, Special Olympics, Healthy Kids Day, Turkey Burner, Senior Health & Fitness Day.
… OR leave a lasting legacy by dedicating a space in our facility in your family name!

Our Strength

As a new YMCA, we have demonstrated success in our first ten years of operations by successfully maintaining a balanced budget. With the facility open, our goal focuses on maintaining sustainable operations by meeting our annual fundraising needs and retiring our capital debt. Our volunteer led annual fundraising efforts include support from staff, board and the community.

Our next step and goal is to increase our Endowment Fund to $10 Million and we need your help.

Exercise your passion for making a real difference in the future of Martha’s Vineyard community by completing the Endowment Pledge Form.

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