Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois

Financial Assistance


The Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois provides financial assistance for children, teens, adults and families who cannot afford the full cost of a Y membership, program fees or day camp tuition.

If you are looking for financial assistance for YMCA programs, we offer that too. We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance. Eligible recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance for membership is reviewed and determined on an individual basis.


  • Download a financial assistance application.

  • Complete the form below, and email a copy of the required supporting documents to aaron.greene@highland.edu. 

  • Return the application and required documents to your YMCA.

YMCA financial assistance will be awarded upon the available resources of the Association. Financial assistance and scholarships are obtained through a confidential application process. Stop by the Welcome Desk to pick up an application or click below for printable form.

Financial Assistance

If you have additional questions regarding the YMCA’s scholarship program, please contact Aaron Greene at aaron.greene@highland.edu

*Membership hold/cancelation must be done in person!

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