Financial Assistance for Programs | YMCA of Honolulu | Honolulu, Hawai‘i |

Youth & Adult Programs

Financial Assistance for Programs

Financial Assistance for Programs

Here for All

Thanks to the generosity of donors to our Annual Campaign, the YMCA of the Honolulu provides financial assistance for individuals and families who cannot afford the full cost of a Y program or membership. We also offer financial assistance for YMCA Memberships.

The percentage of program fees covered by YMCA financial assistance is determined by a sliding scale based on total household income, number of household members and the availability of financial assistance funds.

Financial aid is available for individuals earning less than $65,000 per household per year to families of 4 earning less than $110,000 per household per year.

Please use the simple calculator below to determine the percentage of program fees you would pay based on the financial assistance provided by the YMCA pending availability of funds:

Select Total Household Income:
Select Household Size:

Family Membership includes all dependent children up to age 26 year, at no additional cost.

YMCA Financial
Paid by You

*Based on availability of financial assistance funds.

Application Information

Applicants may apply for financial assistance for youth programs including summer day camp, before and after school programs, swim lessons, early learning / part-time preschool programs, youth sports and others.

We require documentation to verify household size and income. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance must be renewed each year. Applications are held in complete confidence.

How To Apply

Step 1: Apply as soon as possible. The application must be submitted at least 1 week before the start of the program. To start the process, contact our Service Center at (808) 678-4296 or, 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Step 2: Based on instructions from the Service Center, share the following required documents via our secure website:

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Most recent W-2(s)
  • Full tax return (1040, 1040EZ, 1040A, or Schedule C)
  • Alternative documents accepted if W-2s or tax returns are unavailable:
    • Copy of pay stubs (one month)
    • Benefit statement (Social Security, Disability, or Unemployment)
    • Government assistance benefits letter
    • Letter from your employer verifying your employment and stating your annual salary
    • For United States Military members: Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)

Step 3: The Service Center team will confirm your final aid amount, based on verification of income and availability of funds.

  • Alternatively, if you do not want to upload your documents, our Service Center staff can schedule an appointment to meet with a staff member in-person. During your appointment, the branch will provide a confirmation of your final scholarship amount based on verification of income and availability of funds.