Financial Aid

Making the Y Affordable for All

Not many people think of the YMCA as a non-profit organization. However, we are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and due to the generosity of contributions from our Annual Campaign, we are able to raise funds for financial assistance programs, memberships and capital improvements.

The YMCA belongs to the community. We are a volunteer-led organization with a mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all and we believe in providing membership and services to all who desire to participate. Financial assistance for programs and membership is available through the YMCA’s Partners program to those who qualify for eligibility.

Documentation Requirements
The YMCA will make every effort to process this application within three weeks. In order to process your application, please submit this form and copies of the following documents, and please be sure to include copies for all individuals contributing to all household income:

  • Driver’s license
  • Two most recent paycheck stubs
  • Proof of mortgage/lease agreement
  • Proof of automobile monthly payment
  • Optional letter explaining why you need assistance
  • The most recent tax return (e.g. complete 1040 form, federal tax return, not your W2 form)

OR

  • A “Did Not File” taxes form (available from the IRS online at www.irs.gov)
  • Social Security income statement
  • Disability income statement
  • Child support statement
  • Student Loans statement
  • Unemployment benefit statement

Eligibility
Applications will be accepted from those residing in the South Palm Beach County area. Federal Poverty Guidelines are used to determine the amount of assistance the YMCA may provide. Applicants will be asked to pay a portion of the membership or program fee. Financial assistance amounts are based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Poverty Guidelines; however actual amounts are determined by YMCA personnel. Assistance eligibility is confidential information and must remain as such.   Discussion of any financial assistance award will result in termination of assistance and membership.

Click here to download our Financial Assistance Application

For more information, please contact our Family Centers:
Peter Blum Family Y, Boca Raton: 561-395-9622
Devos-Blum Family Y, Boynton Beach: 561-738-9622