A Y for All Community Members

Everyone belongs at the Y, regardless of ability to pay. We are committed to ensuring every community member, has access to our Ys. 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.

Is financial assistance available at all YMCA of Dane County branches?
Yes, financial assistance is available at every branch of the YMCA of Dane County. You are welcome to use more than one branch for programs and activities.

How long will the financial assistance continue?
Need for financial assistance is reassessed annually depending on the situation and is based on the calendar year.

How will the financial assistance amount be determined?
We have a fee scale, based on total household income and number of dependents, which assists in determining the amount of financial assistance you qualify for. We also consider special circumstances such as medical expenses or loss of employment.

Membership & Program Financial Assistance Requirements

Child Care Financial Assistance Application