BBB® Serving North Alabama
PO Box 1043
Huntsville, AL 35807
256-533-1640 or 1-800-239-1642 (within AL)

BBB Reliability Report for

Downtown Branch YMCA

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
BBB issues Charity Reports on all organizations, whether or not they are BBB accredited. If an organization is a BBB Accredited Charity, it is stated in this report.
Name: Downtown Branch YMCA
Phone: (256) 319-9622
Address: 101 Church St SW Ste 101
Huntsville, AL 35801-4909
Report Creation Date: March 18, 2013
Report Expiration Date: December 30, 2017
Original Business Start Date: January 1910
Local Start Date: January 2008
Principal: Jerry Courtney, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mr. Scott Mounts, President/CEO -
Email Address:
Entity: Charity
Incorporated: September 1992, AL
Employees: 55
Type of Business: Non Profit Organizations - General Membership, Charity - Local, Exercise & Physical Fitness Programs, Fitness Centers, Health & Fitness Program Consultants

Please review the BBB Business Review for Heart of the Valley YMCA for a breakdown of the financials.

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.

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Industry Tips


In an effort to assist you in making a responsible decision, the BBB suggests you follow these guidelines:

1. Use your head as well as your heart. Beware of telephone solicitations. The ultimate telephone solicitation scam can result when callers secure your pledge for a donation to a non-existent charity.

2. If you are tempted to respond to a telephone appeal, request that literature be sent to you along with the organizations latest financial statement BEFORE you make a contribution. This information will allow you to determine how much of your donation actually goes to the cause, how much to fund raising and administrative costs.

3. Beware of "runners" who will be right over to pick up your check.

4. Never make cash donations, always pay by check with the endorsement made out to the charity, not the person collecting.

Bona fide solicitors will welcome the requests, and gladly furnish the information, bogus solicitors will not be able to provide this information or will attempt to talk themselves out of an uncomfortable situation and go on to a less "educated giver".

ID: 900117515
Report as of April 28, 2017 14:17
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