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Membership for All

At the Y, strengthening the foundation of our 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. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We provide support for family and promote positive change overall through our Annual Campaign. When you give to the Y, you help more people move forward.

For a confidential appointment to discuss scholarship assistance, please call your local Y.

How to Apply

In order for us to process your application, you must complete the confidential form included. Please submit copies (NO originals) of the following documents:

  • Required: Copy of most recent tax return/W2/1099 forms OR taxes not filed letter from IRS.
  • Required: Copy of two recent payroll stubs OR copy of unemployment check stubs.
  • If Applicable: Verification of any other assistance received, like food stamps, child support,housing assistance.
  • If Applicable: Social Security income verification (tax return not required).

After all paperwork has been submitted, we will set up an initial appointment to meet with you to discuss your qualifications. The meeting will last between 15-30 minutes.

Selection Process

Eligibility for financial assistance will be determined by the appropriate staff, based on a thorough review of the application and a personal interview with the applicant. The length of program assistance will be reviewed every three to nine months, not exceeding twelve months. You will be asked to complete a new scholarship assistance form for all renewals. Failure to report any form of income may result in the termination or delay of scholarship assistance from the Y. The YMCA of the Fox Cities reserves the right to refuse assistance to any applicant.

The YMCA of the Fox Cities reserves the right to accept only qualifying applicants.