Our Mission

At the YMCA of Greenwich, we are committed to bringing together and strengthening the community through programs and services that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all men, women, and children.

Our Cause

Delivering lasting personal and social change so everyone has the opportunity to grow and thrive regardless of age, income or background.

Our Promise

A helping hand. A shoulder to lean on. A place where people reach their potential before issues become problems. The YMCA of Greenwich has been filling the gaps and bridging divides since 1916. We welcome people from all walks of life, providing a place where we can all become:

  • Stronger and better connected families
  • Healthier seniors with strong social circles that volunteer and stay involved
  • Confident and skilled young leaders
  • Resilient and healthy children who thrive and lead healthy, long lives
  • Motivated adults that take charge of their health, get active and become role models and mentors
  • Newcomers who participate and engage in their communities
  • Teens who feel confident and have a strong sense of belonging
  • Happy people, excited about life

Our Commitment To Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The YMCA of Greenwich is made up of people of all ages, from all walks of life, working side-by-side to strengthen our community. 


Together, we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender expression, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – they guide everything we do.

Our History

The YMCA of Greenwich has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1916 as a gift from Mrs. Nathaniel Witherell. When the YMCA first opened, it offered short-term housing that was seen as a more wholesome alternative to the seedier boarding houses of the time. Over the past century, it has evolved from a small community organization into a cornerstone of the Greenwich community, dedicated to promoting healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility.

Annual Report

Discover the impactful achievements and initiatives of the past year in our latest Annual Report. Learn how the YMCA of Greenwich continues to strengthen our community through dedicated programs, innovative services, and unwavering commitment to health, wellness, and inclusivity.