Annual Campaign

Growing Stronger Together

Thank you for supporting the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA!

Did you know?

  • 100% of Annual Campaign funds stay right here in our community.
  • Your membership dues go toward the general operating budget of the Y. They are NOT used to provide financial assistance or scholarships.
  • 100% of the money raised during the Annual Campaign goes toward helping children and families participate in Y activities who would not otherwise be able to afford it.

The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Annual Campaign raises funds for to address 3 urgent needs within our community –

  • Improving health for everyone, regardless of background
  • Strengthening families and developing future leaders
  • Providing a safe place for children to grow

Improve health for everyone:

Financial assistance for memberships promotes a healthy lifestyle among families. These members are actively participating in quality family time and have access to programs and activities that improve their mental and physical well-being.

Strengthen families and develop future leaders:

There is often a learning gap for low-income children entering kindergarten, but with the help of our generous donors families can receive financial assistance toward preschool, not only providing a safe place, but preparing them to enter kindergarten at the same level as their peers.

The national childhood obesity rate is nearly 20%. It is important for children in our community to learn that health and learning can be fun! Through programs like Y Day Camp and Fit Kids, they learn the importance of staying active and reading but still get to be kids—all while instilling the Y’s core  values. The Y feels that every child, regardless of background, should get these experiences. The Annual Campaign helps make these experiences available to all children.

A safe place for children to grow:

Through our membership scholarships, students who are recommended by a teacher or counselor, are able to visit our facility at no charge for up to 1 year.  The Y is a safe place to go after school to gain self-confidence and make life-long friends.

As a community located along the Iowa River, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA is committed to helping prevent drowning, a leading cause of death in children. Scholarships are provided to families with financial need so their children can learn these life-saving skills.


By supporting this campaign, more kids can have a safe place to learn and families can reconnect and grow together. A local Y means more people can have access to affordable education and training to reach their full potential.

The Y’s philosophy is that no youth is turned away due to inability to pay. The Annual Campaign helps provide this important service to the community.

Click here to make a donation in support of the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Annual Campaign.