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For A Better, Stronger, and Kinder Us

The Granite YMCA is better, stronger, and kinder together because of our generous donors. Each year, through our Annual Campaign, your gifts provide financial assistance to ensure that all YMCA programs can continue to serve our communities. These communities you help us provide educational programs, childcare, summer overnight and summer day camps, swim lessons, sports instructions, grandparents support, health and nutrition information and much, much more.

The YMCA is the nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


The Granite YMCA: Be the WHY

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    In our 2022 fiscal year, donations to The Granite YMCA allowed us to provide:

    • $327,776 allowed members to participate in various programs throughout our association, giving them a chance to achieve goals, meet new people, and find their community.
    • $345,289 was awarded to parents and guardians in our community, allowing them safe and trustworthy childcare while they work.
    • $526,471 was given to local families and community members, helping them to afford membership, allowing them to work on
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    Through our members and program participants, The Granite YMCA reaches more than 35,000 people annually. Supported by your Annual Campaign donations, we provide membership and program scholarships through financial assistance to nearly 20,000 people all across the state of New Hampshire.

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    Our goal for The Granite YMCA’s 2023 Annual Campaign is $850,000. There are three simple ways you can help us reach our goal and profoundly impact your community:

    DONATE. 100% of your donation impacts our community.

    CAMPAIGN. Join us in our cause to strengthen the community by becoming a campaigner and raising funds for the YMCA. Those interested in campaigning may reach out to Jessica Riendeau, Annual Campaign Director, at 603.782.2804 or jriendeau@graniteymca.org.



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  • Ways to Give Back to Granite YMCA

    Make a Donation

    The Granite YMCA is a place where everyone is welcome regardless of age, race, religion or financial circumstances. Each year through our Annual Campaign, your gifts provide financial assistance to ensure that YMCA programs and services are available to children and families who need them the most.

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    Preserving the YMCA for Future Generations

    The Granite YMCA Legacy Society is comprised of individuals and families who believe strongly in the mission of the YMCA and help to preserve the good work of the YMCA through direct gifts or planning gifts to the YMCA Endowment Fund. Gifts to the Endowment Fund may be made on behalf of one or more branches or to support a specific program area. To learn more, please contact Andre Gorgenyi at 603.782.2805 or agorgenyi@graniteymca.org.

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     Common gift vehicles include:

    • Bequests through a Will or Living Trust
    • Life Insurance Beneficiary
    • IRA or Retirement Plan Beneficiary
    • Charitable Gift Annuity
    • Pooled Income Fund
    • Charitable Remainder Trust
    • Reserved Life Estate
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    The Granite YMCA is a large organization with many diverse needs. Over the years, we have been able to operate our branches and programs because of the generous support of our extended Y family and the community.

    If you would like to make a tax-deductible in-kind contribution to any of our branches by donating items from our wishlist (in new or gently used condition), please reach out to Jessica Reindeau, Director of Annual Giving and Impact, at jreindeau@graniteymca.org. In addition to items on our wishlist, services such as roofing, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and, many other areas are always welcome. Thank you for your consideration! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Financial Disclaimer

The YMCA recommends that donors seek the advice of their legal and/or financial advisors when deciding upon a planned gift. This website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include general taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.


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Our Non-Profit Status

Since its inception in 1865, The Granite YMCA has grown from one facility in Downtown Manchester to locations all across the state of New Hampshire. The Granite YMCA is part of the worldwide non-profit YMCA organization. With branches in Manchester, Goffstown, Concord, Londonderry, Portsmouth, Somersworth, Strafford, Alton, and Rochester, we focus on youth development, healthy living, family strengthening, and social responsibility.

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, has awarded The Granite YMCA the coveted 4-star rating. This award demonstrates The Granite YMCA’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Our annual report captures how the YMCA and our volunteers impact the communities we serve as well as the accomplishments of The Granite YMCA’s Strategic Plan to help our communities thrive.

The Granite YMCA is a 501C3 tax-exempt organization. Our tax ID number is 02-0222248.

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