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Financial Assistance Scholarship

We believe that no one should be turned away due to the inability to pay.  The Portage Township YMCA offers financial assistance for children, teens, adults and families who cannot afford the full cost of a Y membership through our Annual Scholarship Campaign.

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.

Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance reviewed every 6 months to 1 year.

YMCA Income based membership chart

In person:

  • Stop by the Portage Township YMCA and select your household income level.
  • Download a financial assistance application
  • Complete the form, and attach a copy of the required financial documents.
  • Return the application and required documents to the Portage Towship YMCA within 20 days of initiating financial assistance.
  • Your application will be reviewed by the Financial Assistance Committee and you will be contacted with our decision.

Income Documentation Checklist