The YMCA is Cause-Driven

Established for more than 160+ years, the Young Men’s Christian Association has always been an organization that has chosen to walk in the direction of a challenge. Today is no different and we are focusing our resources on those who need the most during this time of crisis.

These are unprecedented times. In light of the uncertainty created by COVID-19, closure of the schools, and the need to provide essential service for the most vulnerable in our community, the YMCA has pivoted to best support the most pressing need in our community and is working with schools and community partners to support youth, families, and our senior population to stay healthy in spirit, mind, and body.

Spirit Week Superhero
Childcare staff are helping with homework and keeping children active! (We even had #SpiritWeek)

How is the YMCA serving the community and support the efforts to keep Frederick County residents healthy and safe?

  • As the largest childcare provider in the county, and responding to a request from the office of MSDE, The Y is aligning to serve parents who must work, including health care workers, first responders and “essential” employees protecting our community. These families need safe and reliable places for their children and at this time the YMCA has committed to being there for them.
  • Partnering with the Religious Coalition, the Y is providing Camp West Mar for emergency shelter for children and families in need of temporary housing.
  • Working with a variety of local charities, the Y is serving as a donation drop-off location for a variety of local charities including the Mental Health Association, SOAR, and the Rescue Mission to name a few. Communities are stronger when everyone works together!
  • Providing much-needed resources, from food for Head Start families, access to fresh-affordable produce, and hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive, the Y is here for our community.
  • The Y Community continues online. Access Y360: Your Virtual YMCA ( provides a way to stay healthy at home, at no cost.


IMG 3570
Collecting Thank You Notes for first responders.

What can you do to support the YMCA and keep Frederick County residents healthy and safe?

  • Retain your membership! Y members do more than meet and work towards health and wellness goals – they’re a part of a nonprofit that is strengthening our community!
  • The YMCA remains committed to supporting and strengthening our communities and if you can help in any way, from volunteering to donating, the Y welcomes you.

Your gift, no matter the amount, can help provide critical support to the Frederick Community at this time.

  • When you give to the YMCA COVID-19 Fund, you are ensuring the emergency services we are providing at this time, continues. Giving is easy, just text Text Covid19ER to 71777. (Msg & data rates may apply.)
  • For those who are unable to give now, there are many options to support the Y by joining the Legacy Society with a bequest gift. Legacy Society members can choose to have the interest of your funds to provide scholarships or you can have your money go into a nonrestrictive fund that can be used to help the Y with projects in the future. 
  • Chose to invest in the future of the Y through the Endowment Fund, which provides financial security and support in perpetuity. Your commitment can secure a foundation that will continue to address these most urgent needs in our community.

Thanks to you, our loyal donors, the Y is able to ensure its future health and wellbeing and ensure we can serve our mission for the next 160 plus years.

We are blessed to serve such a caring and loving community.  Thanks for your continued support of the Frederick Y.

Should you or a loved one be interested in learning more about planned giving options at the YMCA of Frederick County, please contact Tom Clingman at (301)663-5131 or

OUR MISSION: To Put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.