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Financial Assistance


We want to help everyone participate in the programs we offer, even if they seem out of reach financially. We pledge that, based on available resources, no child will be turned away due to an inability to pay a fee.


With financial assistance, thousands of kids, adults and families can benefit from YMCA membership and programs like youth sports, swim lessons, child care, parent-child activities, day and overnight camps, teen leadership activities, health and wellness activities.  These are the classes and programs that address epidemics like obesity and disease and help people feel connected in the community, and more.

How is it possible

Our Financial Assistance Program is funded through our Annual Campaign. During this campaign, volunteers and staff work to secure donations from individuals, corporations and foundations in order to help those in need. The selfless generosity of these donors makes it all possible.

How does it Work

Scholarships are awarded through an application process at each branch. Once you’ve turned in your application along with the necessary paperwork a YMCA Director will determine your eligibility and notify you of your status within two weeks. To determine eligibility, we consider your monthly income, your monthly expenses, and the number of people in your household. In order to stretch our resources as far as possible, we rarely offer 100% scholarships. Typically, we will work with you to determine what portion of the fees you can pay without undue hardship.

Once Approved

During the application process and beyond you can expect to be treated to the same courtesy and respect as everyone else. If you are approved for Financial Assistance, you will enjoy the same opportunities and privileges as any other member or participant. Your financial information is kept confidential, and is only used by the Director who determines your eligibility. We ask that you use the services or facilities that you are approved for regularly. If your situation changes and you find you are no longer able to use the Y’s services please notify us so that we can reassign those scholarship dollars to another individual or family.

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