The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs brings together 114 YMCA locations working in 150 communities and serving more than 1.1 million Illinoisans to strengthen the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


To leverage the collective impact of Ys through the state of Illinois through state-wide initiatives, state public policy efforts and support for Ys in need.


We have high aspirations, allowing all Ys the opportunity to participate and meet goals.


To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthier spirit, mind and body for all. 


  • Support - lifting all YMCAs in the state regardless of their needs 
  • Service - our obligation to provide accessible, available and responsive help to all Ys statewide 
  • Connection - actively facilitating Y to Y relationships and enhancing a culture of partnership statewide. 

Strategic Plan


View our Strategic Plan for 2020-2023


Illinois YMCAs


Click below to find the list of all Illinois YMCAs