BBB Charity Review for
YMCA of Metropolitan Jackson, Inc.

A BBB Accredited Charity since 10/8/2008


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Charity Contact & Profile

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Business Name:
Business Address: 800 E. River Place
Jackson, MS 39202
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Type of Entity: Charity/NonProfit
David Reeves, President/ CEO
Phone Number:
(601) 948-0818
(601) 664-1955
(601) 709-3760
(601) 924-5812
(601) 948-3643
(601) 992-9118
Fax Number:
(601) 982-4386
Email Address:
Type of Business:
Primary Email:
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Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated in relation to the 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability. This organization meets all those standards.


To serve our community by practicing Christian principles through programs that build the spirit, mind & body.


The Metro YMCA impacts the Community in every stage of life.  Part of the mission of YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities and to make a healthy lifestyle available to all regardless of physical or financial ability.

Here are several programs & classes that YMCA offers to benefit infants, children & teens:  Home School Physical Education Program, Kids Fitness Gym, Swim Lessons, YMCA Sports, YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Spanish lessons, Developmental Assets, Mentoring, Katrina Kids, Freedom Schools, YMCA book clubs, Spanish Clubs, Arts & Crafts, "Lights, Camera, Action!", Character Development, Good News Club, Urban League Partnership, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, I.S. Sanders Prime Time Program, Dollars & Sense Program, Girl & Boy Scout Troops, Tobacco Use Prevention, Child Abuse Prevention, Life Skills, Abstinence Education, Homework Assistance, Summer Bridge Program, Mississippi Pre-K Benchmarking, "Ready, Set, Read", Dental Clinic, School Physicals, Mississippi Children's Home, First Tee, Transition Classes and Red Cross Babysitting.

Here are a few programs, classes and assistance YMCA offers to Adults:  Substance Abuse Prevention, Health Fairs, Parental Involvement, Parenting Skills, GED/Adult Basic Education, Computer Classes, Computer Lab, Simms House, Matt's House, Pregnancy Prevention and STD Education and Physability Program.  Seniors:  Health Fairs, Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon, Superlatives Seniors, Silver Sneakers, AOA Water Classes, Physabililty Program and Computer Classes.


Board Size:15
Paid Staff:577

Fundraising Methods

YMCA uses direct mail appeals, invitations to special events, radio and media advertising and newspaper pubicaitons to raise funds.

Financial Summary

According to the IRS Form 990 for the Fiscal Year ended 12/31/2011:

Total Income $7,956,282.00
Total Expenses $7,996,669.00
Gain/Loss for the Year ($40,387.00)

Expense Breakdown
Item Amount % of Expenses
Programs $5,848,077.00 73.13%
Fund Raising $182,642.00 2.28%
Administrative $1,965,950.00 24.58%
Miscellaneous $0.00 0.00%

Income Breakdown
Item Amount % of Income
Contributions $2,078,851.00 26.13%
Program Service Revenue $5,372,939.00 67.53%
Sale of Non Inventory $184,700.00 2.32%
Special Events $42,503.00 0.53%
Gross Profit $49,768.00 0.63%
Dividends $1,628.00 0.02%
Rents $197,774.00 2.49%
Other $28,119.00 0.35%

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Customer Complaint History

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

Government Action(s)

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BBB has no information regarding government actions at this time.

Advertising Review

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BBB has no information regarding advertising review at this time.

Additional Information

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YMCA uses direct mail appeals, invitations to special events, radio and media advertising and newspaper publications to raise funds.

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Report as of: 9/23/2014
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