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Financial Assistance

The Edwardsville YMCA realizes that times can get tough and we want to make sure that everyone can be a part of the Y. To help those in need, we offer financial assistance for qualifying applicants for memberships and programs.

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

THE ESSENCE OF THE Y
The Edwardsville YMCA wants to nurture the potential of our youth, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility within our community. We want to ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME
The Edwardsville YMCA is committed to providing services to all those who desire and request it regardless of their ability to pay. Our Financial Assistance program, which is supported by generous donations to our Annual Campaign, helps to provide assistance to youth, adults and families based on individual needs and circumstances every year.

COMMITTED TO OUR COMMUNITY
Determining your level of support is handled by the Edwardsville YMCA in a fair and consistent manners. Every member receives the same membership benefits, regardless or whether or not they receive membership or program support. Everyone can feel confident knowing that they are a part of an organization that care greatly for the well-being of all people and is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

To make it more convenient for our members to fill out the Financial Assistance Request Form, we have made it available at both facilities as well as on-line.

Eligibility & Process

Get Up To 50% Off Membership & Programs!

Application Process

  1. Financial Assistance Request Forms are available at all of our facilities and online.
  2. Completed forms and required income documentation must be turned in to the Niebur Center or Meyer Center. Questions? Email: Erin Richardson at erichardson@edwymca.com
  3. You will be contacted by the YMCA to go over your request. We reserve the right to request additional information when necessary. All financial assistance request records will be kept confidential.
  4. Memberships must start drafting within 60 days of the application submission. If documents are not provided in full within this time frame, you will need to reapply for assistance.

Please Note

  • Support from our Financial Assistance Program reduces membership and program fees; it does not eliminate them. Special circumstances will be taken into consideration as needed.
  • Membership and program fees are subject to change upon annual review.
  • If you find that you are no longer in need of the Edwardsville YMCA services or assistance, we ask that you let us know in order for us to reallocate the funds to another family in need.
  • In order to start the process of having support granted, you will need to fill out the Financial Assistance Application and provide the needed documents. You will then be contacted by the YMCA to go over your request. We reserve the right to request additional information when necessary.
  • Memberships must start drafting within 60 days of the application submission. If documents are not provided in full within this time frame, you will need to reapply for assistance.

YMCA Lended Assistance

Membership

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Senior (Active Older Adults)

Youth Development & Childcare

  • Summer Camp
  • Early Childhood Development Center
  • Preschool
  • Drop-in Childcare

Programs

  • Special Needs Programming: ACCESS and Interaction
  • Active Older Adults
  • Family Programs
  • Youth Sports
  • Health and Wellness
  • Aquatics: Swim Lessons
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Gymnastics

Contributions to our Annual Campaign go directly towards assisting those in need through our Financial Assistance Program.

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please download our form.

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Downloads

Financial Aid Membership Packet

Edwardsville YMCA