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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 families and promote positive change overall through our Annual Campaign. When you give to the Y, you help more people move forward.

Use the Online Calculator to see if you qualify for the Membership for All Assistance Program. The calculated rate is not guaranteed. Please visit the Y with required paperwork for verification.

How to Apply

In order for us to process your application, you must complete the confidential Scholarship Application form. Please bring copies (NO originals) of the following documents to the Member Services desk at your local Y to verify your rate:

  • 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).

Payment can be made in the following ways:

  • Bank draft (need official bank documentation)
  • Credit card draft
  • Annual payment

Joiner Fees are waived for MFA members.

Program and Child Care Assistance

  • The percentage of assistance applied to programs and child care is based on a sliding scale.
  • A maximum of 40% program and child care assistance is available.
  • Please ask member services staff for more information.
  • If you feel you have a need for more assistance please call the Y for a confidential appointment to discuss further.

Selection Process

Eligibility for financial assistance will be determined by the appropriate staff, based on a thorough review of the application and at times a personal appointment with the applicant. The length of assistance will not exceed twelve months. You will be asked to complete a new MFA form for all renewals. Failure to report any form of income may result in the termination or delay of 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.