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YWCA of Dayton

A BBB Accredited Charity since 07/15/2011.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: YWCA of Dayton
Phone: (937) 461-5550
Fax: (937) 222-0610
Address: 141 W 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45402
Report Expiration Date: September 1, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1870
Principal: Ms. Tyra Jackson, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Customer Contact: Ms. Tyra Jackson, Interim Chief Executive Officer - (937) 461-5550
Incorporated: January 1912, OH
Employees: 33 Full Time. 3 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Child Care Centers, Emergency Shelters, Thrift Shops, Youth Organizations & Centers
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Young Women's Christian Association of Dayton

Stated Purpose

According to Young Women's Christian Association of Dayton, its mission is "YWCA Dayton is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Young Women's Christian Association of Dayton provides day care services, housing and supportive services and shelter services. These services include: emergency shelter and supportive services to battered women & homeless women; affordable housing for low-income women; and crisis services for teens and child care.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, YWCA of Dayton's program expenses were:

Child Care:$631,264

Teen Services:

Dayton Shelter:

Preble Shelter:


Safe Haven:


Program Services Support:
Total Program Expenses:$3,392,095


Chief Executive Officer:Tyra L. Jackson
Chair of the Board:Shannon Isom
Board Size:17
Paid Staff Size:33 Full Time. 3 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Young Women's Christian Association of Dayton raises funds through grant requests, special events and print advertisement.

Fund raising expenses for the year ending December 31, 2012 totaled 5.8% of related contributions.

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.


According to YWCA of Dayton's audited financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2012:

  United Way$273,340
  Contributions and bequests$319,897
  Special events$82,219
  Program service fees$40,301
  Rental income$430,503
  Investment income$174,277
  Unrealized net gains on investments$31,650
 Total Income:$4,306,997
Expenses     % of total
% of total
  Programs: $3,392,095   90.51% 78.76%
  Fund Raising: $209,943   5.60% 4.87%
  Administrative: $145,637   3.89% 3.38%
  Total Expenses: $3,747,675
Excess of Income over Expenses$559,322
Ending Net Assets:$5,705,284

Notes and Comments

The BBB's Charitable Advisory Service reports on local charities and determines if they meet the voluntary BBB Standards for Charity Accountability addressing governance and oversight, measuring effectiveness, finances, fund raising and informational materials.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (937) 461-5550

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