YMCA of Greater Richmond
2 West Franklin Street
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement

The YMCA of Greater Richmond’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, body, and mind for all. We live out principles and practices that reflect good stewardship, integrity in quality programming, inclusion and outreach, values-based leadership, and the belief that all people have intrinsic value. Our programs and services provide opportunities for people of all ages and from all walks of life, promoting health equity, learning equity, and leadership equity in the Richmond area.

CEO/Executive Director Mr. Andrew Timothy Joyce
Board Chair Mr. Matt Clarke
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wells Fargo Bank
Contact Information
Address 2 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 474-4443
Fax 804 788-0626
E-mail info@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 $42,956,160.00
Projected Expenses $39,162,819.00

The YMCA of Greater Richmond’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, body, and mind for all. We live out principles and practices that reflect good stewardship, integrity in quality programming, inclusion and outreach, values-based leadership, and the belief that all people have intrinsic value. Our programs and services provide opportunities for people of all ages and from all walks of life, promoting health equity, learning equity, and leadership equity in the Richmond area.


Our 2025 Strategic Plan is focused on youth development, social responsibility and healthy living. Our key objectives 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 2017:
  • Over 2,100 children participated in after-school programming at our branches
  • More than 5,000 children explored the outdoors at YMCA Summer Day Camp
  • Over 12,000 children had fun and learned new skills in youth sports
  • 1,300 teens experienced leadership development through YMCA teen programming
  • More than 3,000 children built confidence and learn water safety skills through YMCA Learn to Swim
  • Over 300 older adults are engaged in physical activity and socialization through YMCA Aging Strong
  • The Y provided over $6 million in financial assistance to ensure our programs and services are open to all

The needs in our community are great, and we are continually expanding our programs and services to meet them. Funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations is critical in allowing us to fulfill our goal of strengthening the foundations of community. Through these donations:

A child will experience academic achievement and positive relationships in the after-school hours, and a mother can go to work knowing her child is safe and cared for,

A teen will learn positive problem-solving skills and develop the tools to plan for a fulfilling life after high school graduation,

A senior will lower his risk of a fall or chronic disease while engaging in much needed social time, and,

A family will learn, grow, and thrive together.


Since 1854, the YMCA of Greater Richmond has been committed to community development, working with our neighbors to bring about transformational change together. Today, more than 170,000 children and adults engage with our programs each year through our seventeen branches and our community sites in neighborhoods throughout the greater Richmond area. We deliver more than $6 million annually in financial assistance, and provide subsidies to children, families, and adults, so the Y remains open to all.


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
YMCA operates sixteen branches throughout Central Virginia, as well as offering programs at community centers, schools, and other off-site locations. Each YMCA branch is a vibrant community hub, bringing together diverse array of people for a wide variety of programs and services tailored to the community’s needs.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Matt Clarke
Company Affiliation Wells Fargo Bank
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2019
Email matt.clarke@wellsfargo.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Robert M. Alexander Capital One Financial Corp.
Danny Avula Richmond City Health Department
Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey Springsted, Inc.
Victor Branch Bank of America
Victor Branch Bank of America
Derek Cha Zzaam
David Chambers Capital one
David C. Chambers Capital One
Matthew Clarke Wells Fargo
Alexandra Cunningham Hunton Williams
Alexandra B. Cunningham Hunton Williams
Andrew P. Daire Virginia Commonwealth University
Richard Dickinson TowneBank
Richard Dickinson TowneBank
Martha J. Frickert Granting Solutions
Gordon Fruetel Altria Client Services
Gordon Fruetel Altria
Donald B. Garber Kjellstrom & Lee, Inc.
Kristian Gathright Apple hospitality REIT
Kristian Gathright Apple Hospitality REIT
Jill G. Goldfine Markel Corporation
Jill G. Goldfine Markel Corporation
Tanya Gonzalez Sacred Heart Center
Gerald Hagen Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Katja H. Hill LeClairRyan
B. Stuart Holt Response Marketing Group
Marty H. Kilgore Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
Allen King Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc.
Burke S. Lewis Hackney Real Estate Partners
John W. Martin Southeastern Institute of Research, Inc.
John Martin Southeastern Institute of Research, Inc.
Cynthia Massad SunTrust
Shamim Mohammad CarMax
Tracey A. Ragsdale Community Volunteer; Independent Non-Profit Management
Joseph K. Reid IIIMcGuire Woods LLP
Angela Edwards Roberts Commonwealth of Virginia
E. Christopher Schutt OneDigital
Robert L. Thompson Virginia Land Investments
Matthew Turner Genworth Financial
Matthew N. Turner Genworth Financial
E. Massie Valentine Jr.Davenport & Company
Mark O. Webb Dominion Resources
Corey J. Widmer Third Church
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 6
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Fiscal Affairs
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
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. Megan O'Neill Senior Vice President and COO
Mrs. Abigail Farris Rogers Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer
Full Time Staff 219
Part Time Staff 2847
Volunteers 6619
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 18
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2013
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Throughout our sixteen branches, we engage in more than 300 partnerships and collaborative programs. From partnering with school systems to deliver out-of-school time programs and alternative physical education to collaborating with area health care providers to deliver services more effectively, the Y is committed to working with nonprofits, educational institutions, corporations, individuals, and other organizations to strengthen the foundations of our community.

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg Partnership Agency2017
Bridging Richmond2017
Central Virginia Foodbank Partner Agency2017
Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce2017
HandsOn Greater Richmond2017
Partnership for Families - Northside2017
Promise Neighborhoods 2017
Smart Beginnings-Early Child Development Coalition2017
Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce2017
External Assessments and Accreditations
Better Business Bureau of Central VA - Accredited Charity2010

The YMCA of Greater Richmond serves nearly 177,000 members annually. Through our Open to All financial assistance program, 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 2017.

Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
Nearly 177,000 individuals enjoyed Y programs and memberships.
Long Term Success
Our community is strengthened as families and individuals grow in spirit, mind, and body.

YMCA out-of-school time and teen programs engage youth of all ages during the high-risk out-of-school-time hours. Our year-round teen programs help teens to develop leadership skills, build confidence, learn healthy habits, and prepare for post-high school success. School-age programs provide academic enrichment, socio-emotional development, and wellness activities under the care of trained youth development staff. Summer camps build children’s confidence and broaden their horizons through exciting day camp activities. 

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success
High-quality youth and teen programming is proven to reduce the achievement gap between low-income students and others, as well as reducing risk-taking behaviors. 
Long Term Success
Our long-term goals are for the youth and teens in our programs to acquire the academic support, social-emotional skills, and exposure to tools and resources, to lead fulfilling lives in which they contribute positively to the community around them.

We work with our community to develop programs and services to meet each area’s specific needs, both inside and outside of the Y’s walls. By providing financial assistance for all programs and services, and offering some programs at no cost, we remain affordable and ensure that income is not a barrier to individuals and families receiving the help they need to reach their goals. We provide almost $6 million annually in assistance to ensure that our programs, services, and facilities are open to all.

Population Served At-Risk Populations

We contribute to the health of our region by engaging the community in a variety of wellness programs and activities. YMCA diabetes prevention and control programs reduce the risk factors associated with diabetes, encourage lifestyle modifications, and increase participants’ overall physical health. To address the growing number of seniors in our community in need of health and wellness support, the YMCA Aging Strong program engages seniors in low-income communities in healthy living, physical activity, and socialization. We provide programming for other individuals and groups in our community who are in need of our support, such as disabled individuals, veterans and their families, and cardiac rehabilitation patients.

Population Served At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

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 community 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 $42,956,160.00
Projected Expenses $39,162,819.00
Endowment Value $6,129,688.00
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$7,882,950$4,356,141$2,807,804
Investment Income, Net of Losses$435,487($130,306)$382,176
Membership Dues--$23,823,945$23,634,349
Special Events$26,879--$31,156
Revenue In-Kind$304,047$309,085$188,098
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$36,200,966$34,593,844$34,343,172
Administration Expense$4,011,835$4,038,581$4,123,276
Fundraising Expense$1,239,034$1,204,155$1,311,813
Payments to Affiliates$396,756$365,292$314,526
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.091.020.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%86%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%26%40%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$83,437,314$79,761,009$79,388,769
Current Assets$13,871,072$8,888,330$8,056,069
Long-Term Liabilities$22,312,515$22,798,325$22,356,035
Current Liabilities$3,963,966$3,594,219$4,660,987
Total Net Assets$57,160,833$53,368,465$52,371,747
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.502.471.73
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets27%29%28%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose We are engaged in a capital campaign to renovate three urban branches, the Petersburg, Northside, and Manchester YMCAs, to ensure opportunities for all children, teens, adults, and seniors in our community to reach their fullest potential.
Goal $15,000,000.00
Dates Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 2017View
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.