Everyone belongs at the Y, and are committed to ensuring that every community member has access to the YMCA. We recognize that one of the biggest challenges today is the rapidly increasing cost of living; and we'd like to help remove the financial barrier to becoming a healthier you with our Membership Financial Assistance program.


Our Financial Assistance program enables all individuals and families to become active members and participants at a rate that fits their budgets. This program is possible thanks to the many generous donors who support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign —100% of donations made to the Y help support kids, adults, and families in our communities.

The Winona Family YMCA is a cause-driven, charitable, nonprofit organization serving the needs of our community by making our programs, services, and facilities available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. The Y’s Financial Assistance program brings this commitment to life. Individual and corporate contributions make financial assistance possible for those who need it most. The Financial Assistance program subsidizes YMCA membership and program services on a needs-based sliding scale, based on family size and income, and is easy and confidential. Simply complete the application form and return it to Member Services.

Foster Family Support

We want you to know that all are welcome at the Winona Family YMCA. Here are just a few small ways the Winona Family YMCA can help support your family:

  • Family memberships include all biological, adopted, and foster kids. 

  • We offer 50% off youth memberships and all programs for foster kids, including camps, youth sports, swim lessons, and after school care.

  • Simply bring in a copy of your foster child’s placement letter as documentation.