Staff Report

The Channel Islands YMCA has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s leading charity evaluator, for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

The group of YMCAs includes the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez as well as branches in Camarillo, Ventura, Montecito, Santa Barbara and Lompoc.

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Channel Islands YMCA exceeds industry standards and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. We are very proud to have the highest rating possible.” Jill Rode, Channel Islands YMCA Chief Development Officer.

The local YMCAs also announced that they will be participating in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27. Established as a national day of giving back and helping those in need, #GivingTuesday is designed to kick off the giving season. Charities, families, and businesses nationwide come together to celebrate generosity on #GivingTuesday.