The YMCA is a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen the foundations of community through programs that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Thanks to the generous support of those who donate to the Y’s Community Support Campaign and our fundraising events. We believe that a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed when the recipient has contributed to the cost of their YMCA involvement; therefore, you will be asked to pay some portion of the fees.
How is the amount of financial assistance determined?
We use a sliding scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance.
What does the YMCA consider “Income”?
We ask that applicants list all types of income, including: Wages, Tips, Retirement, Social Security (SS), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Disability, Unemployment, Temporary Assistance for Need Families (TANF), Child Support, Alimony, Housing Assistance, Food Stamps, etc. Please remember to count the income of anyone living in your household and contributing to household expenses such as rent, utilities, or groceries.
You can qualify in one of two ways:
If currently participate in either
TANF or Free Lunch
assistance programs you can automatically qualify for financial assistance. Please submit a copy of the current reward letter.
If you do not participate in one of the above government assistance programs, you can qualify based on your total household income. Please submit proof of income.
How long does my assistance last?
Financial assistance is granted for up to one calendar year from award date.
How do I apply?
Individuals need to provide all requested information on the Financial Assistance Application including a verifiable address, income, household size and expenses so financial assistance can be provided in a fair and consistent manner. All information will be kept confidential.