Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area believes no one should be denied membership or program participation solely because of the inability to pay fees. Financial assistance applications are available at our Member Service Desk or here. Financial assistance is granted based on available resources. All applications are kept confidential.

What is the YMCA Financial Assistance Program?

The YMCA Financial Assistance Program provides scholarship assistance to individuals and families in need of financial support, allowing them to participate in membership and program activities. This support is funded by generous donations made to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. Financial assistance is granted based on available resources.

How will the financial assistance amount be determined?
We use a sliding fee scale, based on total household income, number of dependents and special needs or circumstances; as well as the resources and program availability at our YMCA. Click on the 'Scholarship Calculator' below to determine your enrollment qualification.

How long will an individual’s financial assistance continue?
All assistance will be granted for 12 months and reviewed quarterly to ensure usage.
NOTE: Payment is made on a quarterly basis. Determination to extend the scholarship is based on usage. All participants are expected to notify the YMCA representative handling financial assistance if their financial situation changes. Scholarships must be approved prior to program registration and does not guarantee you a spot in the program.

How do I apply?
1.  Complete the financial assistance application form.(here)
2.  Submit completed forms along with all the following documentation*:
  • Federal Income Tax Form (pg 1-2)
  • Four recent paycheck stubs
  • Proof of child support and/or social security benefits
*Include copies for all individuals contributing to household income.
3. Financial Assistance will be determined within 10 business days of submission; a confidential award letter will be mailed notifying you of your assistance amount.

For an estimation on what the Y can possible offer as a scholarship use our Scholarship Calculator.

Any questions about financial assistance please email;

Did you know that scholarships are offset by the Annual Campaign?
Interested in learning more or how you can donate to the campaign?

Contact Kristen Flynn for more information.