Who is YWCA
YWCA USA, Inc. is a national organization with over 200 local associations across the United States. YWCA Sweetwater County is the only association in the State of Wyoming. YWCA began in the United States in 1858 and is currently headquartered in Washington, D.C. Each year YWCA serves more than 2 million individuals and their families in the United States.
YWCA, nationally and locally, focuses on women in leadership roles. YWCA Sweetwater County membership is not limited just to women and we have men on our Board of Directors. We are governed by a Board of Directors who decide the overall direction of the organization. Board members are brought in through the Nominating committee. All services and employment are open to individuals regardless of their gender.
YWCA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The only costs at YWCA are in our childcare program. YWCA pays for the programs from three funding sources: grants, donations, and fundraisers. Grants come from federal, state and local sources and are usually program or event specific. Donations are from individuals, businesses or groups. Fundraisers are all YWCA events for the benefit of the entire agency.