The Y for All Community Members

Every day, the Y works to address the most pressing needs in the community it serves by making sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.


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


The YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be denied access to the Y based on the ability to pay. Through our financial assistance program, the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo provides assistance to youth, adults, and families based on individual needs and circumstances. Financial assistance reduces fees; it does not eliminate them.


Determining assistance amounts is handled by YMCA Member Services in a fair and consistent manner. Every YMCA member receives the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they receive financial assistance. YMCA 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.

Please Note:

  • All membership and program financial aid will be granted for up to 12 months. 
  • Financial aid grants require annual reapplication with updated documentation. 
  • If membership rates change, your monthly rate may change.
  • Recipients are required to notify the YMCA of any changes to their financial situation. 

Applications for financial assistance may be printed from this page or are available at the Member Services desk at each site (Maple and Portage). Proof of income is required.

Please contact our Financial Aid Team if you have any questions or check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.

Financial Aid Application Form (PDF)

Financial Aid FAQ's