2020 Annual Report

YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

A Year Like No Other

2020 has been a year like no other in recent history. When the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country and landed on our doorsteps, we quickly mobilized to provide our community with essential services including childcare, connecting with seniors and food distribution. Thanks to the unwavering support of our members, volunteers and donors, our YMCA has been able to continue offering people a critical lifeline as we work to help our community recover and thrive. While traditional programs like summer day camp, swim lessons and youth sports may have looked a little different, the Y was still able to provide a sense of normalcy for youth to create lasting memories, remain active and reach their full potential.

At the end of 2020, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth welcomed Mike Brown as the new President and CEO. Mike brings over 18 years of extensive CEO experience to our YMCA and we are excited to have him leading our team.

A lot has changed at the Y over this past year, but our commitment has remained the same—to always be here for our community when people need us most, with open arms and caring hearts. No matter what challenges the future brings, we can overcome them together. Because the Y isn’t a building. It’s people – people from all backgrounds and walks of life who come together to improve their lives, nurture their families and strengthen their community, together.

Our Impact

By the Numbers

Community Benefit


A leading nonprofit partner throughout the country, the Y has the proven track record to move communities forward, just as we do here in greater Fort Worth.

As a charity, we work every day to address community needs and ensure that all are welcome and that no one is turned away for an inability to pay.

The Y provided nearly $7.3 million in total community benefit in 2020 including:

  • $3.4 million in contributions raised to provide free programs and assistance to our community
  • 14,393 people received program or membership financial assistance
  • $3.0 million invested to subsidize community based youth programs

During 2020, 1,204 volunteers dedicated over 24,000 hours of time to serve our community through Y activities.

Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Distance Learning

During a challenging year when routines seemed to change daily, one thing remained the same: the Y continued to provide a safe, enriching place for over 1,000 children to learn, grow and thrive. Year-round care, including preschool, afterschool and summer camp was essential in supporting childcare needs of working families. In 2020, the Y also provided Distance Learning to keep children socially engaged during the school year, while still receiving the benefits of online learning.

Healthy Living

Improving the community’s health and well-being

Y on the Fly

At the end of 2020, the Y introduced our NEW Y On the Fly program. An initiative of Y Feeds Kids, Y on the Fly seeks to deliver a “Y without walls” experience directly to our communities and will allow us to serve more neighborhoods, children and families than ever before. Our mobile Y, which launched in October, brings programs such as STEM, physical fitness, an inflatable gaga pit and free meals to youth at qualifying sites. It was also instrumental in delivering 500 holiday meals to neighbors in our community.

Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

The Y Feeds Kids

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 in our community face food insecurity? Families are facing the reality that they may not be able to provide for their next meal. Before the pandemic, Tarrant County’s food insecurity was at 18%. That is 2.7% above the national average totaling more than 340,000 people who were food insecure. And it dramatically increased in 2020. The Y Feeds Kids program was expanded to help address the growing needs of people in our community. Thanks to the support of partners and volunteers, over 200,000 meals and snacks were distributed to thousands facing food insecurity this past year.

Public Support & Revenue

Financial Overview

  • Membership Dues%49
  • Program Fees%26
  • Contributions & United Way%17
  • Government & Other%8
PUBLIC SUPPORT & REVENUE 2020 (unaudited) 2019
Membership $6,842,703 $10,693,121
Program Fees $3,568,192 $9,543,935
Contributions $2,314,100 $2,658,544
United Way $89,403 $129,447
Government & Other $1,087,582 $1,018,315
TOTAL $13,901,980 $24,043,362

Operating Expenses

Financial Overview

  • Health & Wellness%58
  • After School & Day Camp%16
  • Youth Sports, Programming & Swim%14
  • All Day Child Care%6
  • Camp Carter Programs%6
Expenses 2020 (unaudited) 2019
Personnel Costs $9,973,378 $15,455,338
Supplies & Equipment $1,837,991 $3,006,801
Maintenance & Utilities $2,180,875 $2,936,105
Other Expenses $1,393,873 $2,371,403
Transfer to(from) Reserves $(1,484,137) $273,715
TOTAL $13,901,980 $24,043,362


Financial Overview

Assets 2020 (unaudited) 2019
Cash & Investments $3,093,158 $4,040,020
Accounts Receivable $1,269,499 $1,446,158
Property & Equipment $14,301,161 $15,750,414
Total Assets $18,663,818 $21,236,592
Liabilities & Fund Balance 2020 (unaudited) 2019
Short Term Liabilities $1,966,261 $2,217,858
Long Term Liabilities $575,852 $887,290
Total Liabilities $2,542,113 $3,105,148
Total Fund Balance $16,121,705 $18,131,444
Total Liabilities & Fund Balance $18,663,818 $21,236,592

Association Board of Directors

Our Leadership


Chair, Board of Directors
Vice Chair


Lillie Biggins, Ellen Buck, Pedro Buhigas, David Campbell, Robert Drummond, Vernon Evans, Eric Guy, Tim Hardman, Erayne Gee Hill, Michael Hoffer, Joseph LaMarca, Jr., YaLonda Lockett, Chris Lokey, Fred Maldonado, Carol Murray, Buddy Puente, Melissa Rankin, Lisa Rettew, Justin Rutledge, Eric Schrader, Scott Turner

Committee Chairs

Audit Committee
Finance Committee
Board Development Committee
Human Resources Committee
Marketing Committee
Property Committee
Financial Development Committee

Branch Leadership

Our Chairs

Airport Area YMCA


Benbrook Community Center YMCA


YMCA Camp Carter

Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA


Hood County YMCA


Joshua Community YMCA


William M. McDonald & Eastside YMCAs


Northpark YMCA


Northwest YMCA


Ryan Family YMCA