YWCA Minneapolis

A nonprofit organization

Eliminating Racism. Empowering Women and Girls.

Your gift on Give to the Max Day will support our mission towards eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Our mission is a bold one. We envision a world of opportunity. We believe the boldness and the integrative nature of our work are vital facets of the larger practice of racial justice work in our communities.

Through equity-centered programs focused on racial justice, early learning, youth development and wellness, we serve more than 30,000 people each year – sparking positive change, building leaders and improving the health of our community for all.

Advancing Racial Equity

Having conversations about racism is difficult, messy and uncomfortable. No matter who we are, each of us is at a different stage in our racial equity journey. We make it a point to have these conversations in a way that is accessible to all through monthly racial justice workshops held for members, volunteers, staff and the larger community. YWCA Minneapolis provides facilitator training to individuals with the desire to facilitate meaningful conversations with family, colleagues, faith communities and neighborhoods.

  • 2,500+ diverse individuals gain racial justice understanding and are empowered to take action to eliminate racism through dialogues, workshops, forums and trainings each year 
  • 2,720+ learn about the census, voting and civic engagement 
  • 1,000+ individuals attend the annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™. It is the largest event of its kind in the country. At It’s Time to Act! Forum Series™, attendees hear from experts and create step-by-step action plans to work toward justice in their workplaces and communities 
  • 30+ organizations invest in equity each year through Inc.lude™ Equity and Inclusion Consulting

Children Thrive at YWCA Minneapolis

Children are the future, and our mission to improve the world by eliminating racism and empowering women and girls begins with the littlest ones in our community. At YWCA Minneapolis, we’re proud to provide full-time child care programs built around an anti-bias curriculum that teaches children to foster strong relationships and respect all points of view.

  • 720+ children served each year 
  • There is no achievement gap in YWCA Minneapolis classrooms – year after year, 91% or more of our preschoolers meet rigorous early learning standards indicating kindergarten readiness
  • 91% of children, infant through preschool, are on track with age-appropriate development
  • 35+ participants graduate from our Workforce Development Program each year

Empowering Girls and Youth

YWCA Minneapolis provides four high-quality afterschool and summer programs. We inspire and challenge over 1,400 young people each year to achieve academic success and develop leadership skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

  • YWCA Minneapolis is one of the largest providers of out-of-school programs in Minneapolis, serving 1,250+ girls and youth annually
  • Five high-quality afterschool and summer programs use culturally responsive, research-based curriculum with proven results to meet the needs of youth
  • 100% of youth participants stated they intend to graduate high school

The Gym for Every Body

At YWCA Minneapolis, it’s more than just a convenient spot where you can break a sweat. YWCA Minneapolis is a place where you can reach your fitness goals, connect with the community around you and find support to become the healthiest version of you.

•    24,200+ fitness members

•    230+ free virtual fitness classes offered at the start of the pandemic

•    520+ health and wellness scholarships are awarded each year

•    2,830+ Silver Sneakers members, ages 65 and up, gain strength and mobility through fitness classes, virtual and in person, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities

Organization Data


Organization name

YWCA Minneapolis

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Education Children & Family Community

BIPOC community

BIPOC led, BIPOC serving


1130 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403



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