Apply for Financial Assistance

When your form and documents are processed, you will be notified whether your application has been approved or if additional information is needed. We'll consider your annual income, number of adults and dependents in your household and then determine assistance to align with your individual situation.

You will be contacted by your Y branch and your online YMCA account will be updated after your application has been processed. Please allow up to 15 business days for your application to be processed. 

You will need to reapply for financial assistance annually. We will notify you by email 60 and 30 days prior to your assistance expiring. 

Individuals and families who would like to take part in Y programs but cannot afford to pay full program fees are eligible to apply for financial assistance.

It’s easy to apply for financial assistance. Download and complete a financial assistance application - PDF, include the amount of assistance you are requesting, attach the required documentation and return it to the Y. We will contact you within one week to review your application.

Financial assistance is generally granted for a specific time period (up to 1 year) or for the duration of a program. If support is still needed after the time has expired, you may request a renewal of assistance.

Applications are held in complete confidence and are seen only by Y administrative staff. Individuals awarded assistance receive the same program services as those paying full program fees.

Yes! At the Y, young people and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Talk to Y staff to see what volunteer opportunities are available. Also, Y donors appreciate hearing how their gifts are used. You are encouraged to submit a short note about how you or your family benefited from financial assistance.

Financial assistance is made possible through generous contributions to the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign, along with corporate and foundation grants, and YMCA Foundations.