While the Y has been a very recognizable, stable and international organization for the last 176 years, we are not immune to the detrimental effects of COVID-19. As both the largest nonprofit organization and the 12th largest employer in Chester County, we’ve adapted the best way we can. 

In just a few months because of COVID-19, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine looks remarkably different. Because of our ineligibility for federal funding through the CARES Act or Paycheck Protection Program, we are now more reliant than ever on private donations, grant funding, and new program funding streams.  

Despite this uphill battle and long road ahead, we are staying committed to our mission. We exist to support the community and that is exactly what we plan to continue doing. We are Here for Good. We continue to serve our local communities during this pandemic by shifting our programs and resources to meet emerging and urgent community needs such as social isolation, mental health and food insecurity. 

Please support your local YMCA branches and ensure that YGBW is Here for Good. Every gift matters--begin by selecting your donation amount below.