2022 Annual Report

YMCA of Greater Boston

Welcome David Shapiro
th President and CEO
YMCA of Greater Boston

In 2022, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomed David Shapiro as the 14th President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston. The YMCA of Greater Boston, America’s first YMCA, is one of the largest private social services providers in Massachusetts, offering programs and services to improve community health, build bright futures, end hunger, remove barriers to economic stability and demand equity for all. David joined the YGB on October 17, 2022.

MESSAGE FROM David Shapiro, CEO, and Evelyn Kaupp, Chair, General Board of the YMCA of Greater Boston

James Morton, 13th President of the YMCA of Greater Boston, Retires

After seven years as the leader of the YMCA of Greater Boston, James O’S. Morton, Esquire, our 13th President and CEO, retired from a career of outstanding service to the community.  

The Y established the James Morton Educational Endowment Fund in his honor to support our youth development programs, including elevating and advancing academic enrichment. 

Learn about the donors who made it possible.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The YMCA of Greater Boston is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We recognize that systemic racism shows up in every aspect of society, creating disparities in health, education, housing, employment, and wealth accumulation.

We will work to eradicate these disparities by building bridges between diverse groups; creating communities free of racism, inequities, and inequality; and offering programs, services, and spaces where everyone is seen, heard and safe. We will demand equity for all.

Our Mission


The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body, and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We provide welcoming, belonging, and opportunity for all.

Our Cause 


Founded in 1851 as America’s first Y, the YMCA of Greater Boston strengthens the Greater Boston community through youth development,
healthy living, and social responsibility.

Bright Futures Begin at the Y

Partnering with others to create safe places and spaces that advance youth education and nurture the potential in every child through diverse, high-quality, and equitable programs.

Youth nurtured this summer at Day and Overnight Camps and our Summer Learning Academies

Children served in before and after school programming and our early education centers

Teens mentored, employed, and inspired throughout the year

Children Find A New Love Of Learning In Our Summer Learning Academies

Summer learning can be fun! In partnership with Boston Afterschool & Beyond 1,700 at-risk youth graduated from our Summer Learning Academies during the summer of 2022. Learn more and watch to the end to see our proud SLA students graduate from the Mendell Elementary School program.  

Building Confidence And Connection

At the Y, children and families experience a sense of belonging and have access to opportunities that build character and confidence. See how trusted summer friendships can build confidence in our youth campers. 

Inspiring Hope Through Hunger Relief

Expanding resources, locations, and partners to actively respond to food insecurity and end hunger for children, families, adults, and seniors in
Greater Boston.

Healthy year-round summer meals served to children and youth under 18 through our partnership with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Grocery bags equating to 2,654,002 pounds of food packed at our Hunger Prevention Distribution Center

Feeding A City

Gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to fight food insecurity in a big city like Boston by watching our documentary “Feeding a City.” This film was featured at the 2023 Boston Independent Film Festival.

Improving Community Health

Addressing health disparities and partnering with others to help offer innovative solutions, programs, and services for positive health outcomes.


Minutes of movement experienced by participants during our “Together We Move” initiative

Members found connection and activity to lead healthy lives

Participants supported and connected through daily group exercise classes and chronic disease programs

Boston Gets Motivated To Move

During two weeks in October, our "Together We Move" initiative demonstrated how the Y is a champion of community health. During this initiative we motivated our community to participate in healthy activities and make connections to others for improved health and wellness, quality of life and a sense of belonging. Learn about some of our activities that got Greater Boston moving.

Building Bonds With Zumba

Take a trip around the world in a welcoming environment. Learn how members build connections and bond with each other in our Zumba classes.

Removing Barriers to Stability

Developing and implementing opportunities that support workforce development and remove barriers to individual and family financial stability and independence.

People found gainful employment at the YMCA of Greater Boston

Adult education students supported in career building and ESOL courses

Residents found dignity and comfort in our supportive housing programs at the
Huntington Avenue YMCA

Resiliency And New Beginnings

Our first cohort of Artes Culinarias, a dual language culinary arts program run in partnership with New England Culinary Arts Training (NECAT) graduated in fall 2022 from our East Boston YMCA kitchen.

Lessons are taught in both English and Spanish, removing barriers to employment skills for a career in professional kitchens. See how this program is more than job training.

A Place To Call Home

Families find comfort, support and community in our Families in Transition program, designed to be a temporary place to call home at the Y. Our residents get help with life skills training, employment support, childcare provisions, and housing search assistance, helping them resurrect hope.

Equity For All

Creating a welcome sense of belonging by participating in critical conversations with civic leaders and leading initiatives that promote equity and equality for all.


In financial assistance provided for Y membership, adult education, youth programming, and more

Lifesaving swim lessons taught to children and teens under 18

Teens graduated from the YMCA Achievers program, which exposed them to varied career paths, professional mentors, and higher education opportunities

Creating Community One Swim Lesson At A Time

Our Aquatics Director explains the importance of our partnership with the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston, where we provide dual language swim lessons to youth and adults in a community surrounded by water.

Partnerships With Purpose

Partnering with others for a greater impact on improving health and empowering youth and families.

Deloitte "Impact That Matters"

Learn how a day of service means more than just a day out of the office for Deloitte employees.

Liberty Mutual "Serve With Liberty"

Hear from our Liberty Mutual volunteers as they get Camp Ponkapoag ready for our happy Y campers!

A Thanksgiving For All

There is never a shortage of love for our community when volunteers take action. During Thanksgiving 2022, the YMCA, along with The George Sarkis Group, the American Red Cross, Stop and Shop, Cradles to Crayons, Boston Public Schools and many caring volunteers, was able to provide over 400 Thanksgiving meals and thousands of smiles.

Meaningful Work

Creating a welcoming workplace where everyone is acknowledged, valued, and inspired to make meaningful contributions in their community.


Investments in employee compensation

People found gainful employment at the YMCA of Greater Boston helping them gain economic stability and financial independence

Employees promoted to new positions representing our commitment to career advancement

2022 Financial Report

YGB assets and liabilities 2022
2022 ygb support and revenue

2022 Financial Support

The Y strengthens communities — but we can’t do it alone. Lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. This critical support is made possible by the enormous generosity of many individuals, funders and organizations.

As reported in our Form 990, in 2022 91% of every dollar spent went toward programs and services that impact the lives of thousands of children, individuals, and families across Greater Boston. See pie chart for a breakdown of our 2022 programmatic expenses.

We are immensely grateful to our generous supporters for championing the work of the Y in their communities.

2022 community benefit graph

2022 Donor List

View our generous donors for this past year.

Leadership & Board

View our Management Team, General Board, Community Advisors and Branch Board Leadership.

YMCA Locations

View our 13 branch locations as well as our signature program locations.