YMCA Financial Assistance - A Community Partnership
As a non-profit organization, YMCA programs are subsidized by contributions given by individuals, companies, and foundations. These generous contributions make it possible to help individuals and families during difficult financial situations.
How do I apply for financial assistance?
It's easy to apply for financial assistance. Simply fill out a Financial Assistance application, available at your local YMCA, and submit it with the valid support documentation. When you complete the form, please include the amount of assistance that you will need.
Which YMCA programs offer financial assistance?
Assistance is available for most YMCA programs, including individual, family and senior memberships, as well as child care, camp, youth sports and special classes.
How much financial assistance will I receive?
The amount of assistance is based on demonstrated need as determined on an individual basis.
How long will assistance continue?
Assistance is granted for a specific time period, or for the duration of a program. When assistance has expired, it is possible to renew with a new application.
Will my financial assistance application and information be confidential?
Financial Assistance applications are held in complete confidence and are seen only by YMCA administrative staff members. Individuals receiving assistance receive the same program services as those paying full fees.
How can I help the YMCA of Honolulu and show my appreciation for financial assistance?
Financial assistance recipients are encouraged to volunteer at the YMCA. Volunteers can be involved in clerical assistance, event planning, coaching youth sports, leading group exercise classes and other rewarding situations. Some volunteers have special talents or skills that they provide for the YMCA. As a non-profit organization, the YMCA is grateful to the hundreds of community volunteers who help out in many ways each day.
We encourage Financial Assistance recipients to write a brief note describing how the program has been of help to them. These may be shared with YMCA supporters, who appreciate knowing how their contributions are used.
Who provides the funds for the financial assistance?
The Financial Assistance program is made possible through generous gifts provided by the businesses and individuals who contribute to the YMCA of Honolulu’s Annual Support Campaign, Teen Development Fund, Heritage Club as well as foundation grants from various organizations, and from the Aloha United Way.