Building a better us
Since 1889, the YMCA of Western North Carolina has strengthened the foundations of the communities we serve. We do this by nurturing children, promoting well-being, and giving back to our neighbors in need. Our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility guide everything we do.
Our association is home to seven fitness centers, an overnight camp, dozens of mobile food markets, youth sports, and many other programs. We’re also the state’s largest provider of licensed school-age childcare.
The YMCA of Western North Carolina's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
As a nonprofit, we offer income-based rates to ensure access for the entire community. Donor support funds financial assistance, which is based on need and available resources.
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As a not-for-profit organization with tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), the YMCA of Western North Carolina is required to obtain an independent audit of its association financial statement annually. Please direct any questions regarding this statement to our Finance Department.
As a not-for-profit organization with tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), the YMCA of Western North Carolina is required to file annually a Form 990, Return of an Organization Exempt from Income Tax. The purpose of the form is to supply both quantitative and qualitative data to the IRS and the public. A key area of the annual filing is the statement of program service accomplishments, which testifies to the exempt purpose of the YMCA of Western North Carolina. For a full copy of any year's completed Form 990, or questions regarding our Form 990s, please contact our Finance Department.