Niles Buchanan YMCA

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA

Financial Assistance

The Niles-Buchanan YMCA is a non-profit, health and human services organization committed to helping people reach their full potential in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA is here to serve people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes. The YMCA is community based and believes its programs and services should be available to everyone. The financial assistance/scholarship is available to those who are in financial need. This program offers a sliding fee scale designed to fit each individual's financial situation.

Proceeds from the annual fundraising campaign, Strong Kids Campaign, provide funds for this program. The Y believes recipients of financial assistance take a strong sense of ownership and pride when they contribute to the cost of their Y membership. Applicants will be asked to pay a portion of their membership.

An application must be completed to be considered for financial assistance. Applications are available at member services or print the PDF below.

Download Financial Assistance Cover Letter and Application (PDF)

Applications will only be processed with proper and complete documentation:
  • Two current paystubs for all working adults

  • Unemployment letter or the most recent year’s taxes

  • All child support documentation

  • Food and/or cash assistance documentation

  • Pension/retirement funds

  • Social security

Complete applications will be accepted: Tues/Thur. 9am-4pm or Wed. 1-7pm

Financial assistance applicants will receive a scholarship determination letter via mail within two weeks from submission date. Applicants must bring this letter to the member service desk to activate membership. All financial information is kept strictly confidential.

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
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