Financial Assistance

Everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the joy of personal achievement and connection you find at the Y. That’s why we are committed to ensuring that, based on the availability of funds, no one who qualifies for Financial Assistance is turned away due to the inability to pay. Our Financial Assistance Program removes the financial barriers to membership and program participation for anyone who qualifies – regardless of age, stage or circumstance of life, or background.

How do I apply?

Complete the application by clicking here.
Take completed documents (everything listed in section 3 of the Financial Aid Scholarship Application) in a sealed envelope to the one of the GSV YMCA branches front desk for submission. 


How will financial assistance be determined?

We evaluate gross annual household income, number of dependants, and extenuating circumstances to determine the amount of assistance you qualify for. All recipients pay something toward their membership or program, but it may be significantly reduced from the usual cost.


How quickly can I expect to receive financial assistance?

After submission and receipt of your completed application, the process may take up to 20 business days. A prompt response to questions from our financial aid office will help speed the process along. 


How long will financial assistance continue?

Need for financial assistance is reassessed annually. This helps us to be able to meet needs as financial cirumstances change for applicants. 

How is confidential information handled?

Only you and the Financial Assistance office have knowledge of your situation and the assistance provided. All financial documents are shredded after your application is processed.