2019 Community Impact Report

SNAPSHOT of the significant community benefit from the YMCA of Austin through operations, personnel, child care, scholarships and membership in 2019.



Free meals provided to kids in Afterschool and Summer Camp


In financial assistance to more than 40,000 deserving individuals in the community


Ranking as Austin employer for public and private organizations


Kids learned to swim and gained water safety skills


People strengthened themselves and the community through membership and program participation


Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) served


Seniors strengthened their health and social connections through Silver Sneakers


Invested in salaries and benefits for 1,600+ Y employees helped strengthen the local economy


Active youth learned teamwork and practiced healthy habits through Sports, Gymnastics and Dance


Youth gaining educational support through Afterschool programs and Early Learning Readiness


Children experiencing opportunity gap prepared for kindergarten success in Early Learning Readiness program


Generous donors to our Annual Giving Campaign, making programs and services possible to the community


Youth learned valuable social and academic skills in Y Afterschool programs


In grants to promote healthy living, provide free nutritious meals, support civic education and help close the opportunity gap

Dear YMCA Friends,

The essence of our YMCA is embodied in an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Human nature compels us to take action when we see a problem. But many of the challenges facing our community are too large to take on alone. By leveraging our collective strengths, we expand the range of possibilities and increase our chances for success.

In 2019, the YMCA of Austin united more than 130,000 men, women and children in our commitment to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Across Travis, Hays and Bastrop Counties, we focused on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in communities.

We broke ground on the long-awaited YMCA Camp Moody, bringing to life the shared vision of the Yonge family, the Moody Foundation, the Hays Consolidated ISD and countless donors.

We partnered with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) to provide subsidized Y memberships to ensure that those who power the “Live Music Capital of the World” don’t miss a beat.

We merged with Extend-A-Care for Kids to create the largest provider of child care in the Austin-area and deliver an unparalleled range of benefits for kids and families.

By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we have worked to build a welcoming, inclusive environment where all feel seen, heard and respected.

This Community Impact Reports show how much we have to be proud of…and to look forward to.

Thank you to our Y volunteers, staff, members, partners and advocates who make all of this possible.

Together, we can improve lives today.

Together, we can create a better Central Texas for tomorrow.

Together, we can…


James P. Finck - President & CEO, YMCA of Austin 

Kate Henderson - Chief Volunteer Officer, YMCA of Austin

Joining Forces for Greater Impact

In September 2019, Extend-A-Care for Kids and the YMCA of Austin created a strategic alliance to combine the pre-school, afterschool and camp operations of both organizations to create the new Extend-A-Care YMCA.

READ MORE about this merger's powerful impact on the development of children in our community.

VIEW Extend-A-Care's 50th Anniversary celebration.


Supporting the Live Music Community

You cannot think of Austin without thinking of music. In 2019, the YMCA of Austin teamed up with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) to offer discounted memberships to area musicians.

READ MORE about the YMCA of Austin and HAAM partnership and how it is positively impacting the health of our local music community.

Building Connections to Nature

Nearly 20 years after local philanthropists George and Peggy Yonge donated 100 scenic acres along Onion Creek to the YMCA of Austin, the Y broke ground on its new Camp Moody project and Hays CISD aquatics complex.

READ MORE about this once-in-a-lifetime endeavor.

Learn about Camp Moody and how to get Involved


REVENUES 2018 Audited 2019 Unaudited
Contributions 2,177,125 1,745,168
Membership Fees 19,506,679 20,116,002
Less Financial Assistance (1,470,129) (1,532,903)
Program Service Fees 9,930,775 9,958,623
Less Financial Assistance (1,140,619) (1,123,188)
Investments 272 374
Other 392,316 528,041
  29,396,419 29,692,117
Salaries and related payroll costs 16,004,412 16,321,194
Outside Services 1,282,226 1,410,418
Occupancy 3,416,635 3,504,762
Other operating costs 4,314,827 4,209,193
National YMCA support 356,358 359,747
Other Expenses 634,529 670,971
TOTAL EXPENSES 26,008,987 26,476,285
SUB-TOTAL NET 3,387,432 3,215,832
Interest Expense 259,630 248,256
Depreciation 2,394,705 2,336,847
Change in Net Assets 733,097 630,729
Net Assets at beginning of year 38,277,368 45,759,959
Net Assets - End of Year 45,759,959 47,047,697