Financial Support

Ed Thomas YMCA, 901 West E St., P.O. Box 408, McCook, NE 69001, (308) 345-6228

At the YMCA, financial support includes both helping those who need assistance with their membership or activity costs to providing opportunities for those individuals or families who are financially able to make a donation to the YMCA.

Throughout the year, there are several opportunities to make a contribution but you can make a difference in the future of our youth and our world by making a donation to the YMCA anytime. The donate button below will allow you to make a contribution through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account.


Partners With Youth

Financial aid for YMCA membership is now available for all ages, thanks to the generous support from friends of the YMCA through the annual Partners With Youth sustaining membership drive.

To determine your eligibility, you will need to complete the membership and financial aid application. Your award is based on your total gross annual household income and family size.

Applications can be obtained at the YMCA service desk. You will need a copy of the prior years 1040 form. If you did not file taxes, you will need a 4506T letter from the IRS. The IRS can be reached at 1-800-829-1040.


Big Give McCook

Once a year, everyone can be a philanthropist for at least a day during Big Give McCook, a on-day fund-raising event. On November 7, 2019, donations - both large and small - are accepted from midnight to midnight at in-person giving stations around McCook as well as on-line at Donations given during Big Give McCook are matched with funds from sponsoring businesses and organizations.

The McCook YMCA is one of several local non-profits which benefits from - and supports - Big Give McCook. The YMCA plans to use the funds from the 2019 Big Give McCook for youth activities and games in the upper-level cardio area of the YMCA. The Live Y'ers After-School program is also part of Big Give McCook and will use the funds to replace and replenish books and games, along with funding new playground equipment.

When donating you can designate your support for the YMCA.

Big Give


YMCA Heritage Club

The Heritage Club is a select group of people who believe in the mission of the YMCA of McCook and want to ensure that its quality of service will continue for future generations. Becoming a member of the Heritage Club requires a commitment which now, or in the future, will add to the YMCA’s Endowment Fund.

Endowment income is very important for program expansion. The earnings from endowment contributions help finance the important work of the YMCA while providing a resource base that enable YMCA leaders to plan more effectively for the future.

The YMCA Heritage Club is a program which provides long-range financial stability for the YMCA of McCook, benefiting generations to come.

Please contact the YMCA for more information about the YMCA Heritage Club or email the executive director.