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Financial Assistance Group


Financial Assistance Application

Financial Assistance Supplemental Form   (To be completed in addition to the application above if applying without a 1040 or IRS Statement of Non-Filing, along with supporting financial documentation)


Everyone belongs at the YMCA, and we are committed to ensuring that everyone has access to the YMCA. Thanks to our Financial Assistance program, we help remove the financial barrier to becoming a healthier you. 
Our Financial Assistance program enables all individuals and families to become YMCA members or program 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.

The Winona Family YMCA is a cause-driven nonprofit organization serving the needs of our community by making our programs, services, and facilities available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. 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.



How is the financial assistance amount determined?

Financial assistance is based on annual gross income, family size and personal circumstances when you apply. Gross annual income includes wages/salary of all individuals contributing to the household income, as well as unemployment, child support, parental support, disability income, SSI, government assistance and retirement income. 

What is the duration of assistance and how do I renew?

Financial assistance is awarded in 3 to 12-month increments depending onw hat documents are provided. At the end of the membership, simply reapply for continued assistance by completing the application again. If you do not submit the appropriate paperwork for renewal, your membership will expire. Membership dues, additional fees, and assistance are subject to change when re-applying for assistance. 

When should I expect my application to be processed?

Completed applications containing ALL the necessary paperwork will be reviewed within 14 business days. Your request for assistance may be returned without all the required paperwork.