Better Business Bureau Report for
YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2013

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: YMCA of Greater Cleveland
Address: 2200 Prospect Avenue, Suite 900
  Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-263-6830
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1854, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To put Christian principles into practice through programs and services that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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Evaluation Conclusions


YMCA of Greater Cleveland does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

YMCA of Greater Cleveland does not meet this standard because the most recent annual report did not include:

  • Total income.
  • Total program expenses.
  • Total expenses for each program in the same categories that appear in the organization’s financial statements.
  • Total fund raising expenses.
  • Total administrative expenses.
  • Total end of year net assets.
YMCA of Greater Cleveland meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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YMCA of Greater Cleveland provides the following programs: Residence, Health enhancement, Aquatics, Sports and recreation, Camping, Education and training, Family life, Special services, and Community youth development.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, YMCA of Greater Cleveland's program expenses were:

Family life 5,031,043
Aquatics 2,984,376
Camping 2,911,749
Health Enhancement 2,706,234
Special services 1,794,689
Sports and recreation 1,155,239
Community youth development 503,251
Education and training 367,770
Residence 8,800
Total Program Expenses: $17,463,151
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Chief Executive : Glenn Haley, President and Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: David H. Gunning II
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney, Partner, Roetzel & Andress LPA

Board Size: 21

Paid Staff Size: 1140

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $5,927,524, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on YMCA of Greater Cleveland's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Membership dues 9,408,874
Activity fees 4,892,646
Contributions 3,243,137
Government grants 2,413,479
Allocations from United Way Services 270,908
Change in fair value of interest in perpetual trusts 206,751
Miscellaneous 134,427
Residence 67,328
Investment return, net 15,798
Total Income $20,653,348


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $20,653,348
Program expenses $17,463,151
Fund raising expenses 331,422
Administrative expenses 2,718,543
Total expenses $20,513,116
Income in Excess of Expenses 140,232
Beginning net assets 19,209,805
Ending net assets 19,350,037
Total liabilities 13,858,223
Total assets $33,208,260

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