The Y is a non-profit, charitable organization and as such, no one is denied membership or services due only to an inability to pay.

The YMCA of the Twin Tiers belongs to the community. We are a volunteer-led organization with a mission of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. We believe in providing membership and program services to all who desire to participate. Through the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program, assistance is provided based on available resources to those in need. This program is funded through the generous support of the community through our Annual Campaign as well as through proceeds from special events throughout the year.


What is the Financial Assistance Program?
The Financial Assistance Program provides individuals and families in need with financial support to enable their participation in YMCA of the Twin Tiers membership and program activities. This support is funded by generous donations made to the Y’s Annual Campaign. Financial assistance is granted based on available resources.

How will the financial assistance amount be determined?
We have a sliding fee scale based on total household income, number of dependents and special needs or circumstances that helps determine the amount of assistance given.

How long will an individual’s financial assistance continue?
The need for financial assistance must be reassessed periodically. Participants must reapply with new/updated forms when notified by mail. NOTE: All participants are expected to notify the Y staff person handling financial assistance if their financial situation changes. Scholarships must be approved prior to program registration and does not guarantee you a spot in a program.

How quickly can I expect to receive financial assistance?
Once you complete the financial assistance application, you must turn it in, along with copies of all the requested documents. You will then be contacted within two weeks regarding the status of your application.


  • Obtain a financial assistance application form from the front desk, or print it out, fill it out accurately and completely and return it to your local branch.
  • Submit copies of the following documents*:
    • Two most recent paycheck stubs or bank statements and if applicable,
      • The two most recent pay stubs or bank statements of all other earners in your household, and
      • Proof of other income (including government assistance).

How is confidential information handled?
Only you, the representative in charge of Financial Assistance and the director of the program in which you participate will have knowledge of the financial assistance application form.

Financial Assistance Application

Contact your local branch for more information.