You Make this Possible

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's this: togetherness is important.

Well before COVID-19, the Y has been the heart of our community, bringing people together to better themselves with the help of each other.

“I take a variety of classes at both the Summit YMCA and the Berkeley Heights YMCA – I’m a social exerciser. Coming to the Y and being around other people has become more important because of the pandemic. Exercise is important for not only maintaining my physical health but also my emotional health.” – Smitha M, Y Member


Whether it’s the first-generation high school student in need of help navigating the college admissions process, the parent in need of child care as they return to work, or the senior strengthening their body after an injury, your donations make sure there is a place for them at the Y.

Please help us so that we can continue to help our community.


If you have already given, we sincerely thank you for your support!




The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Summit, Gillette, and Stirling. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need. We deepen our impact each time we transform a life for the better and we couldn't do it without you. Help us do more together by making a donation online today!