Visit your nearest Y to complete an application. You can also download the English-language application and membership form or the Spanish-language application and membership form, complete them, and return it them a Y. Please bring the following documentation to process your application, and allow up to four weeks for approval:
Note: Other documents may be requested.
+Who benefits from the Y’s financial assistance program?
Families in need receive financial support so they can participate in the Y experience.
+How does the Y handle confidential information?
Your application is held in strict confidence. It will only be used by staff.
+How long does the assistance last?
We reassess applications once or twice annually, depending on individual situations.
+How can I use the assistance I receive?
You can use it for most programs! Summer camp, youth programs, sports leagues and swim lessons are just a few of the programs where you can apply funds upon approval. Membership assistance is also available.
+Why does the Y request financial records?
Learning about your income and family size allows us to award assistance in a fair and consistent manner to all who qualify.
+How can I show my appreciation?
As a nonprofit organization, we encourage children and adults of every age to lend a hand. Ask about volunteer opportunities. Drop us a note or email firstname.lastname@example.org telling us about your experience so we can share it with our donors. You can also “pay it forward” by making a donation to the Y Annual Campaign so others can benefit too. No gift is too small.
+How does the Y determine how much financial assistance I can receive?
We rely on a sliding fee scale, which considers household income and size. We review circumstances like medical expenses and unemployment.
Would you like to learn more about a Y membership? Our member handbook provides a great overview and will answer many of your questions.