Who We Are


Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive.


We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.



To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthier spirit, mind and body for all.



The Upper Midwest Alliance of YMCAs is a nonprofit association that represents the 50 YMCA Associations throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and U.P. Michigan. We are a grassroots-driven and governed organization that advocates and educates on behalf of the YMCAs and our mission.

We are your statewide voice, and with that responsibility and in our work we strive to uphold the four core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

The Upper Midwest Alliance YMCAs is a 501(c)4 organization led by a governance board comprising each of the YMCAs throughout our Alliance.