Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Waldo County YMCA to promote the physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of Waldo County children and families.




Charitable Giving


You can help build a better community by partnering with the Waldo County YMCA. Individual and business donations provide financial assistance to those who need it the most. On a daily basis, our staff and volunteers meet the unique needs of Waldo County children and their families. Your support will have a lasting and positive impact on many lives. The Waldo County YMCA runs its Annual Campaign beginning in June. You can help by volunteering or contributing to this community effort. Contributions are welcome all year, download a donation form and mail.
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What better way to leave a legacy than to support your YMCA's Endowment Fund? You can make a lifetime gift or bequest to strengthen and extend the services of the Waldo County YMCA. The following are options of how you can contribute;

  • Making or revising a will directing a percentage, a fixed amount or an eventual gift to the Waldo County YMCA Endowment Fund.
  • Naming the Waldo County YMCA Endowment Fund as a primary or secondary beneficiary or owner of a new or existing insurance policy.
  • Making an outright gift of money, property, stock, or insurance to the Waldo County YMCA Endowment Fund.

The Waldo County YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All contributions to the Waldo County YMCA are tax deductible.

Call the YMCA to schedule a meeting regarding your charitable giving opportunities and ask for
Dale Cross, Executive Director

157 Lincolnville Avenue, Belfast, Maine 04915 (207) 338-4598

The Waldo County YMCA opened its doors to the public in February 2001. The board and staff remain focused on our mission. We strive to make our programs, memberships, services and facility available to everyone; the YMCA never turns people away due to an inability to pay.

In 1998, after years of careful planning, the Waldo County YMCA Board of Directors initiated a capital campaign to raise funds to build the YMCA facility. With generous support from the whole community we raised over $4.7 million. The facility opened in February 2001, housing a full gymnasium, walking track, community rooms, wellness and fitness rooms. The Board of Directors planned the full-facility YMCA in phases, vowing to complete the initial facility (Phase I) without incurring long-term debt. Phase I was financed with short-term debt that was paid in full in January 2004. The Waldo County YMCA celebrated the official opening of the Tom & Sally Savage Pool Complex on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Community donors and contributors, donating $4.2 million to the pool complex campaign, celebrated with a tour of the natatorium. Come in and visit us today!


|2006 | Waldo County YMCA • 157 Lincolnville Avenue • Belfast, Maine 04915 • 207-338-4598