The YMCA of Broward County is a cause-driven charitable non-profit organization serving the needs of our community. Our mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. In order to extend participation to more of the community, we provide assistance to those in financial need.
Assistance is granted on the basis of financial need. We consider household income and number of legal dependents as primary criteria. Financial assistance is based on a sliding scale.
The YMCA believes that a sense of ownership and pride is developed if the member contributes to the cost of his/her involvement. Therefore, all financial assistance recipients will pay a percentage of the membership and program fees.
Financial Assistance is granted for one year. Upon expiration, the recipient must reapply with current information for the upcoming year.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete all sections of the Financial Assistance Application. Please do not leave any spaces blank. Documentation from all sources of income must be provided.
The following items must be included with the application:
1. Two recent paycheck stubs (include spouse’s if applicable), and
2. Most recent tax return (complete 1040 form, federal tax return, not your W2 form)
If you are unable to provide one of the above; the following is a listing of other acceptable documents for proof of income:
Social Security benefit statement
Disability benefit statement
Unemployment benefit statement
Student loan statement
Child support statement
Financial Assistance eligibility will be determined by our administration based on a review of the applicant’s information. You will be notified by mail whether or not you have been approved. Incomplete applications will not be processed.All information contained in the Financial Assistance Application will remain confidential.
Please allow at least five (5) business days for processing.
Please click here to download your Financial Assistance Application