INVESTING IN OUR
COMMUNITY

LAKE COUNTY YMCA 2016

As a leading nonprofit partner throughout the country, the Lake County YMCA is celebrating an incredible milestone. We’ve been serving the community for a century and a half—150 years! We are more committed than ever to carrying out the mission our founders dedicated themselves to in 1866: helping every person reach full potential – spirit, mind and body. Your support remains essential to our success and we look forward to partnering with you this year and beyond. As a charity, we work every day to address community needs and ensure that all are welcome and that no one is turned away for an inability to pay.

Y FACTS

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

People Served in Lake County in 2016            54,850

Financial Assistance and Subsidies                  $942,279 (11% of total expenses)

Contributed Income from the Community        $711,077 (8% of total revenue)

Government Funding That Helps Us                 $166,823
Provide Needed Services (includes
grants, contracts and vouchers)

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATIONS

Mobilizing our community to effect lasting change
Volunteerism

Our YMCAs throughout the county are locally driven by an ongoing assessment of community needs and governed by a local board of community volunteers. Program volunteers also provide valuable assistance in delivering our mission.

Number of Volunteers                  1,321
Total Volunteer Time                    24,119 Hours
Total Value of Volunteer Time       $570,128

Collaborations

The Y recognizes the importance of working together to create lasting social and personal change. We have the community’s trust to convene, partner and support community collaborations with schools, government agencies, faith-based organizations, businesses and others. In 2016 we worked with most of the school districts in Lake County, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Holden Arboretum, Lake-Geauga Educational Foundation, First Energy and so many more.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL IN LAKE COUNTY, OHIO

Giving everyone the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive
Children and Teens (1 – 17)

The Lake County Y provided 20,712 youth and teens a wide range of activities to nurture potential, including teen clubs, sports leagues, family nights and community service projects.

Low-Income Families

Our Y provided 2,489 families quality, affordable childcare and open all our programs to working families regardless of their income level.

Seniors (65+)

The Y served 6,433 seniors in programs including SilverSneakers, arthritis exercise and social clubs ensure that older adults have every opportunity to connect with one another and engage in meaningful activities at every YMCA in Lake County.

Everyone is Welcome

We provide activities open to everyone in our community including free health fairs/screenings, physical activity programs, healthy kids events and more – valued at $84,000 in benefit to the community each year.

Other Nonprofit Organizations
*Collaborative Partners

In 2016, the Lake County YMCA provided $2,600 worth of space at little to no charge for outside clubs, nonprofits and community service organizations to help them meet broader community needs.

In our efforts to nourish the county, The Y collected and distributed more than 3,270 jars of peanut butter and jelly for the Feed Lake County Food Drive and it was distributed to 11 Lake County food banks.

INVESTING IN OUR KIDS, OUR HEALTH AND OUR NEIGHBORS

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Strong communities don’t just happen, they’re the result of steady leadership and stewardship of strong values. That’s the Y. We make a difference by focusing on three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. By investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors, the Lake County YMCA ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to thrive.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Academic Enrichment – Bridging the Achievement Gap
Day and Resident Camp
Youth Swim Lessons/Water Safety
Child Care (Infants through School age)
Youth Mentoring
Teen Leadership

HEALTHY LIVING
Improving the nation’s health and well-being

Group Exercise
Nutrition Support
Family Strengthening
Arthritis Water Exercise
Chaplain Services & Spiritual Growth
Weight Management

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Mental Health Assistance
Health Fairs and School Supply Drives
Military Outreach Initiatives
Volunteer Opportunities
Thanksgiving Dinner and Food Drives
International Support