The YMCA is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through our focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Missouri YMCAs are found in over 70 diverse communities around the state, and serve urban, suburban and rural communities, bringing together young and old, men and women, from all faiths, backgrounds and incomes.
We continue to monitor nonprofit sales tax and property tax exemptions and modifications to charitable deductions on state income taxes.
We actively support
Funding opportunities for drowning prevention programs, such as Safety Around Water (SAW).
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Funding for childcare assistance for working parents, which is critical for healthy families
Insurance coverage of Diabetes Prevention and Childhood Obesity Programs
Child Nutrition Programs and Nutrition Safety Net Programs
Prioritization among community partners of integrated community health
Policies and programs which enhance the connection between body, mind and spirit
In coalition with others, we support
NAP and YOP tax credit programs, which channel private dollars to community-based organizations
Implementation of best practices for healthy eating, healthy living and physical education by schools and childcare providers
Tobacco 21 policies, which encourage healthy choices for teens, as well as tobacco cessation policies and programs
Complete streets policies, which encourage all modes of transportation in our communities
Inclusion of wellness facility and program costs in cafeteria plan pre-tax programs
Strong, healthy and vibrant leadership in all communities