YMCA of Greater Richmond
2 West Franklin Street
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement The mission of the YMCA of Greater Richmond is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Andrew Timothy Joyce
Board Chair Mr. Robert M Alexander
Board Chair Company Affiliation Capital One
Contact Information
Address 2 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 649-9622
Fax 804 788-0626
E-mail feedback@ymcarichmond.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1942
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $41,221,073.00
Projected Expenses $41,221,073.00
Additional Documents
2011 Connect2011View
YMCA Connect2010View
Vision 20152008View
Our charitable solicitations permit was submitted on time for renewal.  We have contacted the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and they are experiencing a delay in approving applications as of January 2016.  A copy of the application being filed and pending is attached.
Mission The mission of the YMCA of Greater Richmond is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

During our 2013 year, the YMCA of Greater Richmond went through a transformation. Our board, staff, community members and program participants provided input into designing our 2025 strategic plan. During the past three years, we changed our focus from inward to outward in the work we do with our communities. We continue to bring our programming into the communities that we serve in addition to our branch locations. Our community outreach has allowed us to more closely align our mission, vision and program offerings to meet the needs of those that we serve.

Our ten-year strategic plan focused on youth development, social responsibility and healthy living is being implemented. Our key objectives in the work that we do are:
  • To strengthen the learning opportunities and capacity for academic success of every student enrolled in YMCA out of school time programming; 
  • To equip teens with the skills to be leaders of tomorrow; to engage and convene the varying demographics in our community to live, work and play through our program services; 
  • To reduce obesity among youth and adults in our service area; 
  • And to reduce occurrences of diabetes among adults in our service area.

The Y is a community asset and a place where all people are welcome. We believe in accessibility, opportunity, equity and inclusion for all residents of our region. Our philosophy for community development is that whenever possible, we do with, not for. We empower and support, encourage and enhance. We are about equity – healthy equity ensures that a family’s health is not dictated by the zip code where they reside; learning equity offers children the experience and academic support needed to succeed in and out of the classroom; and leadership equity offers youth and teens the chance for hands-on, experiential learning and to give back and be of service in their own communities.
During 2015, we saw some great engagement across our community:
  • Over 2,000 children participated in after-school programming at our branches
  • Over 4,000 children explored the outdoors at YMCA Summer Day Camp
  • Nearly 8,000 children had fun and learned new skills in youth sports
  • Over 470 teens gained leadership skills as in YMCA teen programming
  • Nearly 3,000 children built confidence and learn water safety skills through Learn to Swim

The YMCA of Greater Richmond provides out-of-school time programming for children in a safe, nurturing environment where academic support, physical activity and leadership opportunities are available. Our population of growing younger adults is increasing and, thus, the need to provide exercise and wellness programs to underserved populations is increasing. We have a constant demand for financial assistance to individuals and families that may not have the ability to pay for our services.

Our programs would not be as strong without the passion and commitment that our volunteers provide to our organization. Whether it's providing tutoring to a child after school, working with our teens on leadership, serving on our board or volunteering at a branch, our volunteers make the Y experience so much more because they are part of our community.

The YMCA of Greater Richmond has served our community for nearly 160 years. During this time we have had the opportunity to grow and expand our reach and provide increased services and programs. As we move forward and drive our 2025 strategic plan, we hope to have a strong impact on building healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our commitment to the communities that we serve is stronger than ever and we invite anyone, regardless of age, gender, faith or income to join us and experience the Y.

Board Chair Statement
Dear Friends, There are a lot of good things that organizations do to impact the lives of children and families across the Greater Richmond area.  But every day, the YMCA OF GREATER RICHMOND aims to distinguish ourselves.In 2014, the YMCA OF GREATER RICHMOND marked the successful launch of our 2025 Strategic Plan, which positions the Y as asignificant leader in the fight to build a healthier, stronger community for all. The Y does this through academic enrichment for youth,evolving teens into leaders of tomorrow, strengthening the family unit and making our community healthier. Many of the programs thatare already proving to be successful are documented in our Impact Report.For 160 years, it has been the YMCA’s hallmark that every person that comes through its doors and every life reached in neighborhoods across the region be changed for the better. Looking to the future, the Y remains committed to partnering with fellow nonprofits and key community leaders who will walk with us in our journey.On behalf of the Y, I would like to offer my thanks to our members, board, staff, donors and volunteers for contributing to the success of the past year and your continued support.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
In response to more recent community needs, the YMCA extended the reach of its mission by establishing sixteen branches throughout Central Virginia. Each is a vibrant community center, bringing together a diverse community for a wide variety of positive, healthy experiences and tailoring programs and charitable services to a community’s needs.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Robert M Alexander
Company Affiliation Capital One
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Email rob.alexander@capitalone.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Robert M. Alexander Capital One Financial Corp.
Dr. Danny T.K. Avula Richmond City Health Department
Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey Chesterfield County
Mr. David M. Belde Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Mr. Victor Branch Bank of America
Mr. David Chambers Capital one
Mr. Matthew Clark Wells Fargo
Alexandra Cunningham Hunton Williams
Mr. Richard Dickinson TowneBank
Mr. Joseph W. Dziedzic The Brinks Company
Martha J. Frickert Granting Solutions
Mr. Gordon Fruetel Altria Client Services
Mr. Donald B. Garber Kjellstrom & Lee, Inc.
Kristian Gathright Apple hospitality REIT
Jill G. Goldfine Markel Corporation
Mrs. Marty H. Kilgore Virginia Foundation for Healthy YOuth
Mr. William A. Krusen IIIFalcon Affiliates, LLC
Mr. Burke S. Lewis Hackney Real Estate Partners
John W. Martin Southeastern Institute of Research, Inc.
Cyndi Massad SunTrust
Mr. Shamim Mohammad CarMax
Mr. D. Anthonty Peay Union First Market Bank
Mrs. Tracey A. Ragsdale Community Volunteer
Ms. Danelle M. Rees UPS Freight
Mr. Joseph K. Reid IIIMcGuire Woods LLP
Angela Roberts Commonwealth of Virginia
Mr. Hartwell Roper Community Volunteer
Mr. E. Christopher Schutt Marsh USA, Inc.
Mr. Scott E. Strickler Robins Insurance Agency, Inc.
Mr. R. Criag Suro Varidian, LLC
Mr. Robert L. Thompson Virginia Land Investments
Mr. Matthew Turner Genworth Financial
Mr. Massie Valentine Davenport and Company
Dr. Jamell Smith Wilson Ph.D.University of Richmond
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 28
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 22
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 73
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Fiscal Affairs
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Human Resources / Personnel
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Andrew Timothy Joyce
Senior Staff
Mrs Carol Bennett Senior Vice President and CFO
Mrs. Megan O'Neill Senior Vice President and COO
Mrs. Abigail Farris Rogers Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer
Full Time Staff 216
Part Time Staff 1900
Volunteers 9000
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 16
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2014
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

The YMCA of Greater Richmond is collaborative in its nature. Throughout our fifteen branches, we have more than 300 partnerships and collaborative programs. From partnering with school systems to deliver alternative physical education and after-school child care to partnerships with area health care organizations to deliver services more effectively, the Y is committed to working with our community.

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg Partnership Agency2010
External Assessments and Accreditations
American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation2009
Better Business Bureau of Central VA - Accredited Charity2010
Membership - Open to All.

The YMCA of Greater Richmond served more than 178,000 members and program participants of all ages, abilities, faiths and incomes in 2013. We offer sliding scale membership rates and program fees based on income to all of our members. This assistance totaled more than $6 million in 2013.

Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
More than 162,000 individuals participated in Y programs and memberships.
Long Term Success
Our community is strengthened as individuals grow in spirit, mind and body.

In 2013, the YMCA of Greater Richmond increased our commitment to youth development. When children come to the YMCA, we build on their strengths, offering them a chance to develop their talents, test themselves, and experience the arts, physical activities, sports, community service and fellowship in a loving environment built around our values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.  We have focused additional resources on children in our most vulnerable communities.  Programs address needs of youth of all ages, ranging from kindergarten to teen programs. 

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success
Children and youth aquire developemental assets
Long Term Success
Children and teens grow into caring, contributing citizens.

Each branch of the YMCA of Greater Richmond supports its community with specific outreach activities. For example, the Downtown YMCA lends specific support to the East End Community with new or expanded programs opening at Woodville Elementary School. The Manchester Y provides a subsidized after-school programs. In total, the Y provides 15 different outreach programs in our communities.


YMCA Bright Beginnings was born with a vision of providing disadvantaged children with clothes and supplies to begin the school year prepared and confident. On each trip, an adult volunteer is paired with a child to shop for clothes at a local retail store. Clothes purchased include two outfits, shoes, underwear, socks and a sweater or jacket. Each child also receives a backpack filled with grade appropriate school supplies. Since the program’s inceptions we have served 30,000 children.

Population Served At-Risk Populations

The YMCA works hard to promote healthy physical activity and improved nutrition for the broadest range of Central Virginians. In addition to offering membership to anyone regardless of income, we work with the elderly and with people managing  diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Partnerships enhance our work with groups as diverse as obese teens and cognitively challenged adults.


An example of this type of collaborative work is our Growing Younger program. A partnership between the Y, Senior Connections and United Way, our goal is to improve the functional wellbeing of older adults and we plan activities with specific outcomes in mind. These include maintaining and improving physical health and overall sense of well being. To achieve positive outcomes we work intentionally to do the following:

1)  We administer a personal wellness profile for all participants and develop a personalized wellness plan.

2)  We improve the physical indicators which propose challenges to aging in place.

3)  We provide art classes to create connectedness and offer opportunity for self expression and discovery.

Population Served At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

With the growing younger program as an example, we track the following information to ensure program quality and impact.


·        The number & percent of participants who have an improved cardiovascular health as measured by a one minute step test.

·        The number & percent of participants who have maintained or increased their muscle strength as measured by the number of bicep curls that can be completed in 30 seconds with 5 lb weights.

·        The number & percent of participants who agree or strongly agree that the program helps them to feel more socially connected.

·        The number & percent of participants who are not hospitalized due to unintentional injury/falls.

Long Term Success
As an example, the long-term success goal for our Growing Younger program is that Older Adults in the Greater Richmond Community will have improved and/or maintained independence and wellness to promote aging in community.
CEO/ED/Board Comments As we move fully into implementing our 2025 strategic plan, we are amazed and blessed to be surrounded by such a strong and vibrant community that rallies to walk with us in our journey to healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.  We have seen growth in our partnerships and collaborations, development of new outreach programming and an increase in our membership.  We are truly gifted to be a part of our region and we get to do this work every day!
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $41,221,073.00
Projected Expenses $41,221,073.00
Endowment Value $5,100,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$4,356,141$2,807,804$3,648,505
Investment Income, Net of Losses($130,306)$382,176$914,384
Membership Dues$23,823,945$23,634,349--
Special Events--$31,156--
Revenue In-Kind$309,085$188,098$163,624
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$34,593,844$34,343,172$34,072,013
Administration Expense$4,038,581$4,123,276$4,004,288
Fundraising Expense$1,204,155$1,311,813$1,327,820
Payments to Affiliates$365,292$314,526$291,924
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.020.981.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%86%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue26%40%32%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$79,761,009$79,388,769$79,713,631
Current Assets$8,888,330$8,056,069$9,750,195
Long-Term Liabilities$22,798,325$22,356,035$23,576,328
Current Liabilities$3,594,219$4,660,987$3,153,913
Total Net Assets$53,368,465$52,371,747$52,983,389
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.471.733.09
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets29%28%30%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose To provide urban revitalization strategies in three of our urban branches: Petersburg, Northside and Manchester. The campaign will expand impactful programs and ensure that our facilities provide opportunities for the children, youth and adults in our community to reach their fullest potential.
Goal $15,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 12/2015View
Foundation Comments
  • Audited financial statements and IRS 990s prepared by McGladrey & Pullen, Certified Public Accountants.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" represents donations to the Endowment Fund and the Capital Campaign.
  • Revenue from "Foundations and Corporations" also includes support from government agencies, and may also include additional support from individuals.