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Financial Assistance


With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the MARION FAMILY YMCA ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. 

Everyone is Welcome

The Y welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be denied membership based on their ability to pay. Through Financial Assistance Program, the Marion Family YMCA provides membership assistance to youth, adults and families based on individual needs and circumstances.

Committed To Our Community

Determining scholarship amounts is awarded on a sliding fee scale based on household size and income. We also take into consideration other factors such as large medical bills, recent job lay-offs, etc.. Every Y member receives the same membership benefits, regardless of whether they are receiving a scholarship. Y members can feel confident knowing that they are a part of an organization that cares greatly for the well-being of all people, and is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

To apply for Financial Assistance, simply Simply download and complete the application form or, stop by the Y and pick up a form. Bring the completed form with the required documentation to the Y.

Required Documentation

You will need these documents to apply for Financial Assistance:

 1.  Federal Tax return for the last fiscal year. If you do not have a copy of your tax return, you return, you may obtain one by contacting the Internal Revenue Service

 2. Copy of Social Security or Disability statement from issuing agency

 3. Copy of unemployment check, child support, or alimony

 4. Documentation of government assistance (rent, ADC, food stamps)

All subsidy applications and personal documents are kept confidential.

Within two to three weeks of submitting your application you’ll receive a letter informing you if you qualify for assistance and the amount of your membership fees.

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