Support the Y


Annual Campaign Fund

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Y's work is needed now more than ever.

That’s why we ask our community to engage and collaborate with us in supporting our friends and neighbors in their time of need. Lifting up and supporting one another is critical right now, especially for our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Contributions to the Annual Campaign support the growing need for vital Y programs and services in our communities.

Our mission-focused work continues as we pivot to meet pressing community needs during this health crisis:

  • We have mobilized quickly to provide child care to emergency workers and first responders
  • We are holding blood drives to help address the critical shortage of blood in area hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • We are partnering with local organizations to address food insecurity that many of local families and seniors are facing

Over the past few weeks, we have been encouraged, motivated and inspired by the outreach we’ve received from members, volunteers and donors. No gift is too small – your support means more than you know.


Strengthen Tomorrow Endowment Fund at Somerset Hills YMCA

Our wonderful volunteers, who are ambassadors of the Y’s mission, have played a significant and vital role in helping us to build our endowment fund to over $4 million in the last 3 years. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to setting the foundation for future growth.

The Endowment is a permanent fund and a vital source of perpetual support for Somerset Hills YMCA, a branch of Greater Somerset County YMCA. Endowment principal is not spent. It is carefully managed to yield a steady, reliable and perpetual stream of funding that is independent of operating revenue and other fluctuating income sources. Through prudent investment and judicious stewardship, the purchasing power of endowed funds grows over time.

Endowment income provides financial stability and allows a community service organization like our Y to pursue and implement long range planning initiatives with confidence – to continue to offer financial assistance to those who can’t afford program and membership fees, to fund important mission-based programs, and to expand our outreach to underserved members of the community, among many other challenges.

In short, the Endowment Fund, with major donor support, will be the vital bridge from today to tomorrow, filling the void and making sure we’re there for the next generation.



"Each day, I pick up my boys from the Y and they are so happy. The financial assistance we receive from the Y means everything to me. I know my children are safe, learning, and making friends. It allows me to focus on work without worry. The Y has changed our lives by bringing us all good things. ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t seem enough for all the Y has done for my family." — Angelina