The Knox County YMCA is a 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to utilize Christian principles to instill character development. We believe in the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and practice these values in our daily lives. Financial Assistance keeps the Y available for kids and families who need us most. We count on the generosity of our members and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood. As part of our mission, no person is denied participation or services of the YMCA thanks to our generous donors. Each year, the YMCA conducts a sustaining fundraising campaign (Annual Support Campaign) in order to ensure that every person wishing to participate at the YMCA has opportunity to do so. We give away over $550,000 each year in direct and indirect community assistance because we are a charity. This includes program and membership financial assistance, subsidies, and outreach and community development support.