YMCA of Youngstown




If you’ve been thinking that you can’t afford to be part of the Y, think again! At the YMCA of Youngstown, we welcome everyone’s involvement by providing financial assistance. It’s an important part of our mission.

How do I apply?

Download the Financial Assistance Application

Complete in full the Financial Assistance application; attach one month of current paystubs for household and copy of the first 1-3 pages from the most recent Federal Income Tax return (must include adjusted gross income and dependents). Return in person to the membership office or by mail to the Y branch you wish to join. All applications are kept confidential.

How is the amount of financial assistance determined?

Your Y’s Financial Assistance Committee will review your financial information and determine the amount of assistance that will be offered. Expect a written offer within 30 days of receiving your application and income verification.

Where do the funds for financial assistance come from?

This program is funded through our Annual Support Campaign. Therefore, because funding is limited, we ask that every member contribute to the cost of membership.

We are committed to this simple policy: No one will be turned away due to their inability to pay for Y programs, camps, or memberships.

Annual Campaign

All proceeds from the Annual Campaign are made available for financial assistance.

Learn More About the Annual Campaign


Tamra Lucas
Membership Services Supervisor

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“Nobody should underestimate the power of generosity, because the ripple effect is huge. My wife, kids, and I always look forward to our time at the Y. We wouldn’t be where we are today, if it wasn’t for a donor who recognized that everyone should have the chance to belong.”

Dr. Michael Chichak & Family
Financial Assistance Recipients