EIN 23-1365994

Ymca of Greater Brandywine

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The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is an association of eight YMCAs across Chester County that offer life-changing programs for children, families, adults and seniors. Guided by our mission and cause to strengthen the foundations of our community, we are committed to helping kids develop values and confidence; engaging individuals in activities that improve their health; and uniting our community members in support of one another. Funds raised through our Annual Campaign go directly back to our neighbors through financial assistance and subsidized programming.
Also known as...
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Brandywine; Ymca of the Brandywine Valley
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Program areas at Ymca of Greater Brandywine

Childcare - our Ymca is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why we help young people cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Our Ymca programs such as camp, before & school enrichment and preschool program, offer a range of experiences that enrich cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth. Expenses include subsidies and direct financial assistance that make participation possible for the young people we engage.
Ymca health and fitness - the y is a leading voice on health and well-being. We bring families closer together, encourage good health, and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests. As a result, people in our community are receiving the support, guidance, and resources they need to achieve Greater health in spirit, mind, and body. This is particularly important as our nation struggles with an obesity crisis, families struggle with work/life balance, and individuals search for personal fulfillment. Our programs are accessible, affordable, and open to all faiths, backgrounds, abilities, and income levels.
Ymca membership - the Ymca is a membership organization that invites all people to join and build a healthy spirit, mind, and body. We are a values-based organization that encourages our members and all who participate in Ymca programs and services to develop moral and ethical behavior, self-esteem, and leadership. The largest Ymca membership type is the family category. We give families a safe, reliable, and affordable place to go. Recreational opportunities such as family nights and parent-teen fitness classes, family martial arts, and numerous special events let families relax and enjoy each other. Ymca programs such as adventure guides help people grow as responsible members of families. Ymca membership provides children and their parents with activities that foster understanding and companionship.
Ymca aquatics - Ymca aquatics programs are part of the Ymca's overall goal of building healthy spirit, mind, and body. In addition to providing specific swimming and water safety skills, we promote good health through regular exercise. We also promote teamwork, self-confidence, and leadership. These programs are offered at fees affordable to the community at large, with financial assistance for those who cannot afford the full fee.
Ymca youth - Ymca youth and teen programs help kids develop self-esteem and good values, including cooperation, respect for the body, good citizenship, and a strong work ethic. Youth sports focus on the full and equal participation of all; every child plays in every game. Ymca youth sports programs also help to strengthen families. Parents coach teams and turn out, often with brothers and sisters, to watch kids play. Young people participating in sports build lifelong positive attitudes, habits of healthy exercise, and learn ways to have fun as adults. Teen activities are among the most important programs offered by the Ymca, providing adolescents with structure and activities particularly during after.

Who funds Ymca of Greater Brandywine

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF)Human Services$110,964
Ymca of the USAProgram Support$60,728
Blue Yak FoundationGeneral Support$55,000
...and 14 more grants received

Personnel at Ymca of Greater Brandywine

Bertram L LawsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer , Effective 7 and 2023
Denise DayPresident and Chief Executive Officer$402,296
Edward KeysChief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President$214,430
Rachel FirkserChief Financial Officer$105,929
Patty WelchSenior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for Ymca of Greater Brandywine

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,364,421
Program services$36,369,457
Investment income and dividends$211,796
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$258,927
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,561,705
Net income from fundraising events$100,799
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$23,637
Miscellaneous revenues$43,927
Total revenues$44,934,669

Form 990s for Ymca of Greater Brandywine

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-07-25990View PDF
2021-122022-10-06990View PDF
2020-122021-08-11990View PDF
2019-122021-02-17990View PDF
2018-122019-10-04990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
December 31, 2023
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $55,000 from Blue Yak Foundation
October 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $6,378 from The Blackbaud Giving Fund
August 26, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 24, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
August 21, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 6 new vendors, including , , , , , and
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General information
1 E Chestnut St
West Chester, PA 19380
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Website URL
(610) 643-9622
Facebook page
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P20: Human Service Organizations
NAICS code, primary
713940: Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
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