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At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we provide thousands of dollars in financial assistance locally, thanks to generous gifts from our members and donors through our annual support campaign, grants, and special events.


Applying For Assistance

The YMCA's financial assistance program helps make YMCA membership and programs affordable for all.

To get started: 

  • Complete the financial assistance application form (available at our Member Services Desk.) 
  • Bring completed form to our Member Service Desk along with copies of the following documents:

    • Tax information for all adults in the household 
      • Bring your most recent 1040 tax form
      • If you need a copy of your tax record, please call the IRS at 1‐800‐829‐1040 or visit their website at OR
      • If you do not file taxes you must call 1‐800‐908‐9946 to obtain a letter stating that you are not required to file taxes.
    • Employment – Paystubs
      • Two current/consecutive paystubs from each working adult in the household. Paystubs must show gross pay.
      • If paystubs are unavailable, a letter from the employer on company letterhead stating the average number of hours per week and hourly age is acceptable. Bank statements do not show gross pay and is not an acceptable form of documentation.
    • Government Assistance/Social Security/Disability (all that apply)
      • A letter from the Social Security Administration stating the current amount received and/or 1040
      • Documentation of any government benefits (SNAP, K‐Tap, rent subsidy, etc.)
      • Any unemployment income 

What Happens Next? 

When your application and documents have been submitted, please allow 5-7 business days for your application to be processed. You will be notified via phone or email notification 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.

Please note that every year, you will need to reapply for your financial assistance. We will notify you by email 30 days prior to your assistance expiring. 


Help us reach our goal of giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Make a Gift Today. 

The YMCA is a charitable not-for-profit organization in compliance with IRS code 501(c)3. Charitable donations to the YMCA are tax-deductible. The YMCA provides services in exchange for membership dues. As such, membership dues do not qualify as charitable contributions and are not tax-deductible.