Capital Campaign

Bids Sought for Transformational Jackson YMCA

Project tracking for May Groundbreaking, Construction Start

Bids from Jackson-area and beyond trade groups are being sought beginning this month for the build of a reimagined, transformational Jackson YMCA.

“We are so excited to announce, with our partner Granger Construction, the solicitation beginning this month of bids from subcontractors for substantial work on our new, transformational YMCA,” said Jackson YMCA CEO Shawna Tello. “We are on schedule for a May Groundbreaking event and beginning of construction. Specific dates will be announced in coming weeks.”

“Granger Construction is pleased to announce that the design and bidding process of the re-imagined Jackson YMCA project remains on track,” said Jeff Havranek, Project Director for Granger Construction.

Havranek noted that while Granger remains in contact with various community members that are interested in bidding on respective trade categories, all interested parties are encouraged to reach out to Granger Project Manager, Kyle Oberdorf ([email protected]), to ensure that you are included in distribution of bidding documents. Granger is targeting February 24, 2023 as its anticipated publish date – with bids due on March 17, 2023. The anticipated construction start is May 1, 2023 with project completion occurring in the latter portion of 2024.

The Y completed in 2022 its capital campaign for reimagined use of its current, large facility, with the vision of a healthy living campus in the heart of downtown Jackson. The YMCA, soon celebrating its 127th year service in Jackson, raised more than $25 million in pledges and contributions, the largest amount for a Y in Michigan’s history. Donations can still be made to the Y’s capital campaign. For more information, visit or contact Shawna Tello.

The Y brings people together

Working with community partners, donors, staff and volunteers, the YMCA is able to:

  • Provide access to a wide range of health and wellness services for individuals of all ages, including our growing senior population.
  • Address increasing downtown child care needs through licensed after-school care and other programming.
  • Enable those with limited mobility to easily access our facility, equipment and programs.
  • Support and inspire more downtown economic development.

And so much more!

As the nation’s leading nonprofit for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, we can make a positive, meaningful impact – right in YOUR Neighborhood.