Financial Assistance - Lakewood
Financial Assistance is available for those who cannot afford the vital services the Y provides. These funds come from the generosity of our donors, from grants, and from earned income of our association. Because of the YMCA’s financial assistance program, thousands of children, adults and families benefit from Y memberships and programs such as youth sports, swim lessons, child care, gymnastics, summer day camp, teen leadership activities, and more. Our goal is that no one is turned away because of an inability to pay program fees.
If you or someone you know needs financial assistance to participate in a YMCA program, download and complete a financial assistance application, or stop by the Y to pick up an application. All applications are reviewed in strict confidentiality.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
t’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.