Together, We Can Create A Better Us


You know the challenges that we face on the Iron Range. People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. People are not connected to their neighbors and face time happens through a phone. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all we do is watch it grow.


But when challenges arise, the Y – and donors like you – step in. After 32 years of serving the Iron Range, the Y understands what our community needs to be it’s best. Working with generous donors like you, the Y provides everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others, and contribute to a better community. Everything the Y does is in service of making us – as individuals and a community – better.

The Y. For a better us.



Every dollar donated to the Mesabi Family YMCA has a lasting impact on the people of the Iron Range. Give today for a better us.

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When you donate to the Mesabi Family YMCA, you make the Iron Range better through programs focused on:


    All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development – all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


    We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.


    With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.


It is our mission to keep the YMCA accessible to all while offering programs and services that are affordable for everyone. We believe that being healthy, connected and secure is not a privilege for some but an opportunity that should be provided to all in order to help our community grow and thrive.

In 2015, our Open Doors program provided financial assistance to 447 individuals which made it possible for them to participate in programs, membership, and activities at the Y. The value of the assistance provided in 2015 was $69,312. Our Open Doors program is made possible by funds raised through the annual Community Support Campaign.


Please consider a gift to our Annual Community Support Campaign. 


Download our 2017 Community Support Campaign brochure HERE.


Help us create ENDLESS OPPORTUNITY for all in our community.



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