Canandaigua Family YMCA

Annual Campaign

Annual Campaign


More people than you know struggle to make ends meet in our community. The United Way*ALICE Project found that 37% of households in Ontario County struggle to meet basic needs like food, housing, healthcare and transportation. Many could not afford Y membership or the critical programs and services that the Y offers to our community. Your generous gift to our Annual Campaign allows the Canandaigua Y to serve, provide and positively impact ALL those in need within our community.

*ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Project

To view the full ALICE Report visit


Our Impact

Did you know… In 2018, the Canandaigua Y served and impacted our community by providing…

Financial Assistance to 13 children, giving them to opportunity to join the Y swim team.

Financial Assistance giving 44 children a memorable summer camp experience.

Financial Assistance which allowed 46 children to attend our Before and After School Programs.


How can you be a part of a better us?

The Y relies on you to help our community be a better place. Your donation makes Y programs and services accessible and affordable for individuals and families that do not have the financial means to participate otherwise.  For more information please contact Justine.



Is there a tax-saving way to help?

You can give any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to the Canandaigua YMCA without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover.  For more information on how this works, click here.