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Welcome to YMCA Buffalo Niagara

Founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is the second-oldest YMCA in the United States and one of the oldest institutions in Western New York.

As a non-profit organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara helps bring much needed services to the Western New York community. We do not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay—each year, thousands of people in Western New York benefit from financial assistance from the YMCA. More than 2,800 children and families benefit from our annual campaign, providing over $1.4 million in financial aid for people who wish to access YMCA programs and membership.

YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves the Western New York community with six membership branches, two overnight camps, and over 50 child care locations.

Our Mission

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Our Impact

  • Youth Development – empowering young people to reach their full potential
  • Healthy Living – improving individual and community well-being
  • Social Responsibility – providing support and inspiring action in our communities

Our Cause

  • To strengthen the foundations of community