Mission & History

The Gallatin Valley YMCA began in the spring of 2000 when a group of caring individuals realized there was a huge gap in the Gallatin Valley for families seeking out-of-school programs and affordable, healthy opportunities for young children. Existing programs were limited to those who could afford hefty participation fees.

Identifying the need, this energetic and passionate volunteer group took it upon themselves to create the basis for the Gallatin Valley YMCA, building affordable programs to meet the needs of families and children and ensuring that everyone could participate regardless of ability to pay. 

Starting small in 2002, the YMCA began offering Sandlot Baseball, a small summer camp program, and a flag football league serving approximately 150 youth. The Y rented spaces in churches and used local parks throughout the community to provide these new programs to the community.

Fast-forward to today and the Gallatin Valley YMCA is honored to offer a wide variety of affordable, high-quality programs in a brand new facility to over 9,500 people in 2017 alone, benefitting 40,000 individuals since 2010. 

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Our strategic mission focuses on positively impacting lives in: 

- Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child

- Healthy Living: Improving the community's health and well-being

- Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Since moving into our new facility in August 2017, we have been able to expand programs and opportunities to a much broader age group in our community. We remain steadfast in our resolve to ensure that the Gallatin Valley YMCA provides programs that assist children, families, and individuals of the Gallatin Valley in reaching their full potential, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or economic status.