INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY

BERKSHIRE FAMILY YMCA

As a leading nonprofit partner throughout the county, the Y has the track record and on-the-ground prescence to move communities forward, just as we do here in the Berkshires.  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 full price.

Y FACTS

There is no other nonprofit like the Y.  That's because in hundreds of neighborhoods across the county, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

People Served                                                                 9,000

Financial Assistance and Subsidies                                   $310,000 (12% of total expenses)

Contributed Income from the Community                          $142,000 (Money from Fundraising)
                                                                                      $258,000 (Capital Projects and Programs)

Government Funding That Helps Us Provide                      $783,000 (22% of total Revenue)
Needed Services (includes grants, contracts and  
vouchers)

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY
Giving everyone the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive

Children and Teens (1-17)                     Collectively in Berkshire County the Y serves 2,300 number of
                                                            kids and teens, providing a wide range of activities to nurture
                                                            potential, including teen clubs, sports leagues, family nights and
                                                            community events.

Low-Income Families                             Our YMCAs provide quality, affordable childcare and open all our
                                                            programs to working families regardless of their income level.

Seniors (65+)                                        Programs including Silver Sneakers ensure that older adults have
                                                            every opportunity to connect with one another and engage in 
                                                            meaningful acitivities in each of our YMCA's.

Everyone is Welcome                             We provide activities open to everyone in our community
                                                            including free health fairs/screenings, physical activity programs,
                                                            nutrition advice and more - valued at $4,000 in benefit to the
                                                            community each year.

Other Nonprofit Organizations               Berkshire Family YMCA provides $3,000 worth of space at little
                                                            to no charge for outside clubs, nonprofits and community service
                                                            organizations to help them meet broader community needs.

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATIONS
Mobilizing our community to effect lasting change

Volunteerism                                         Our YMCA throughout the county are locally driven by an
                                                             ongoing assessment of community needs and controlled by a
                                                             local board of community volunteers.

Number of Volunteers                             319
Total Volunteer Time                               33, 176 Hours
Total Value of Volunteer Time                  $364, 936.00

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.  Boys & Girls Club, North Adams Public
                                                                Schools, Pittsfield Public Schools, Berkshire Community College,
                                                                MCLA, Berkshire Health Systems, BFAIR, Northern Berkshire
                                                                Community Coalition, CYC are just a few examples.

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 Berkshire Family 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

Marilyn Hamilton Program
Youth Sports
Bright Futures
NBYMCA FREE Swim Lessons
Teen Basketball

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

Prevention Wellness Trust
Wellness Wednesdays
60 minutes of Play

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Supervised Visits
Berkshire Housing Residence project
Opioid Intervention Partner