Open Doors Financial Assistance Program
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. The Y provides an open door to its programs and facility membership options through its financial assistance program. Each year, we provide over five million dollars in financial assistance locally, thanks to generous gifts from our members and donors through our annual giving campaign, grants and special events.
Applying for Assistance
The Open Doors program helps make YMCA membership and programs affordable for all through an income-based sliding fee scale. To get started:
- Bring your most recent 1040 tax form to the Y. (If you do not file, we will ask you to complete Form 4506-T.)
- Complete a short Open Doors form or apply online and we'll find the membership or program rate that works for you.
- Start enjoying your YMCA membership the same day!
Every two years, the Y will request verification of income to ensure your current membership rate matches your current household income level. Failure to provide updated income documentation results in a $10 fee assessed each month.
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.
Camp Silver Beach scholarships: Our annual giving campaign supports YMCA Camp Silver Beach’s promise to ensure no child is ever denied the golden experience of a fun-filled week of summer camp due to his or her financial situation. Apply online for Camp Silver Beach scholarships.