Financial Assistance

We are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back. Thanks to the generosity of local donors, we offer equitable access for all through affordable membership and program pricing. Everyone is welcome to apply. If awarded, members will receive a subsidized monthly membership rate and a subsidized rate for programs like swim lessons, youth sports, and more.

Getting Started

Step 1: 

Complete your application with one of the options below.

Option 1: Complete the online application below >
Option 2: Complete an application with a staff member at your local Y

Step 2:

Sign up for a 14-day complimentary Affordable for All Guest Pass to access the Y while your application is under review. Instructions will be provided in your application confirmation email.

Step 3:

Receive an email within seven business days with your membership and programs award information.

Step 4:

Activate your membership.

Option 1: Join online once you receive your award email. How to access your online account >
Option 2: Present your award email at the membership desk at your local Y.

Additional Types of Financial Assistance

Some YMCA programs require a unique application for financial assistance. Please complete an additional application for the following programs:

Contact Us

We are here to support your application process. Please call us at (206) 382-5022 for additional support.


Customer Information


Membership Type

Please select the membership type that best fits your household. When it’s time to activate your members, you will have the option to choose a different membership type based on your Affordable for All pricing. If you are just requesting program only assistance, please select “Program Subsidy Only” in the drop down menu


Household Information

Sources of household income generally include hourly wages, salaries, unemployment compensation, social security, and retirement or pension income.


Home Branch

Please indicate the Y location you will most frequently visit to help us best process your application. Remember, YMCA members have access to all Y locations in Greater Seattle.


Income Verification Disclosure

Please provide your initials and date of submission to indicate that you have read the following statement:

I acknowledge that this financial assistance award is valid for up to 12 months and I will be subject to periodic income verification. A change to my situation that might impact my ability to receive financial assistance, i.e. a change in employment or income, I agree to bring this to the attention of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. If my reported income cannot be verified or changes, I acknowledge that my financial assistance will be adjusted.


Additional Information