321 E. Magnolia Blvd.

M-F: 5:30am‑10pm

Sat: 7am‑6:30pm

Sun: 9am‑5pm

Burbank Community YMCA

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Membership dues cover the costs of operating the Y—paying instructors, heating the pools, keeping equipment up-to-date, etc. But for our many community programs—financial assistance, summer education and mentoring for at-risk youth, etc.—we depend on donations. Please consider a donation today that will allow us to continue to do this much-needed work on behalf of the community we all love.

Give a gift today!

The Challenge

Summer learning loss has been shown to account for up to two-thirds of the academic achievement gap between children from low income households and their higher income peers. Children who are not engaged in enrichment activities lose an average of 2.5 months of reading skills over the summer.

The Response

Learn, Grow, Thrive is a summer learning camp designed to mitigate summer learning loss, curb negative social behaviors, and help underserved children gain the skills they need to succeed in school and to be college and career ready.


  • +2.0 months average reading gain

  • +3.0 month average math gain

  • 400 students and 270 hours of summer learning

  • 100% teachers reporting an improvement in student’s self confidence

The Challenge

Mentors play a critical role in the lives of two out of three youth in America today, and yet one in three will grow up without this critical asset, especially for young people who may not already have positive, professional, adult role models in their lives.

The Response

Future Leaders’ Mentoring program guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter


  • 80 at-risk 5th graders and transitional youth participated in powerful conversations revolving around leadership, teamwork, and goal-setting

  • “After only three weeks, I saw growth. It’s amazing! The students we selected are working on emotion management, impulse control, taking responsibility and self-esteem. They admire their mentor so much that they’re hanging on his words and wisdom, and they’re truly being self-reflective and participating in their own growth and development”.
    -BUSD Elementary School Interventionist

The Challenge

Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under age 14. Populations most at risk of drowning are those living in low income households.

The Response

The Y is committed to making drowning prevention a national priority. Our goal is to provide Safety around Water to every 1st and 2nd grader in Burbank who does not currently have access to swim lessons.


  • 1,070 children learned to be safe in and around water as well as developed essential skills for swimming

  • 135 1st and 2nd grade children learned basic water safety skills which opens up a world of possibilities

The Challenge

Not everyone is born with the resources to succeed. Many people across the country, and in our own community, are made to feel invisible because of environmental circumstances. But the truth is, all people are capable of greatness. All communities are filled with beauty. And the Y is dedicated to helping people grow.

The Response

Our doors are open to all. We bring people together from diverse backgrounds and support those who need us most by providing members with financial assistance, regardless of their age, income or background. We are always expanding successful programs to reach more people who need them with a focus on the most vulnerable communities.


  • One-third of our entire membership is on some form of financial assistance in order for them to pursue better health

  • We distributed $184,610 in financial assistance to support members with low incomes or with financial hardship

  • $72,433 of financial assistance was dedicated to families for preschool and school age programs

  • 2,043 members connected on their journey to better health through group exercise classes

Stories Of Us

Serving In So Many Ways

Burbank YMCA Service Club

Gaining Confidence Through Competition

Jamie & Jessica’s Story

Overcoming Challenges

Shannon’s Story

Growing Stronger Together

Live Well Program

Ensuring A Brighter Future

Financial Assistance

Building Youth Potential

Future Leaders Mentorship

Reducing Summer Learning Loss

Learn, Grow Thrive

Changing The World, One Leader At a Time

Youth and Government

Ways To Give

  • Donate online now here
  • Write a check,
    give cash, use your credit card and mail to the 321 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502.
  • Donate stock
    You can make a gift with stock or securities. We can easily transfer stock to be sold for a gift to the Y.
  • Pledge with invoice
    Sign and return a pledge form telling us when you would like to be invoiced.
  • Sustaining donor $1,000 and up
    A great way to make a significant gift and spread your contribution across the year. We’ll charge your credit card or membership draft monthly or quarterly.
  • Matching Gifts
    Does your company have a matching gifts program? Ask your Human Resources Office for more information.
  • Planned Giving
    The Burbank Community YMCA is pleased to honor those individuals who have made a planned gift or have made provisions in their estate plans to honor the Y.

Questions? We would love to help. Please contact Mary Cutone, President/CEO at 818-845-8551 or mary@burbankymca.org for a confidential conversation.