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YMCA Breaks Ground on Sands Family YMCA

The YMCA of Greater Rochester is thrilled to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sands Family YMCA. The new facility, with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2023, will serve the greater Canandaigua area and support the community in new and different ways than it has been able to in its 115-year history.

 SANDS FAMILY FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT NEW CANANDAIGUA YMCA WITH HISTORIC $13.5 MILLION GIFT

Sands Family Foundation to Support New Canandaigua YMCA

The YMCA is pleased to announce its plans to build a new facility thanks to a historic $13.5 million gift from the Sands Family Foundation. The gift represents $12 million for the construction of the new Y, with a generous 2:1 match for fundraising purposes, and up to $1.5 million in operational support.

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See Construction Progress

See the progress on the construction of the new Sands Family YMCA. Check back as new pictures are added frequently.

Getting to Know the Sands Family YMCA

Get to Know the Sands Family YMCA

The new 75,000-square-foot facility, will allow the YMCA to fully realize its mission-critical potential of serving individuals of all ages and stages of life. A YMCA plays a central part in any community, and Canandaigua is no exception. Ground broke in Spring of 2022, with plans to open in the Fall of 2023.