Financial Assistance Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

The YMCA of Greater Boston is a not-for-profit, health and human services organization committed to helping people reach their full potential in spirit, mind and body. YMCAs are here to serve people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes. The YMCA is community based and believes that its programs and services should be available to everyone. 

We strive to serve the entire community by providing financial assistance, which is determined by individual applicant needs. The money used to fund this program is made possible by charitable donations made to the YMCA by friends and members during our Annual Campaign, which is largely supported by the help of many volunteers.

Financial assistance is granted based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances.


As a non-profit, charitable organization, the YMCA of Greater Boston wants our services to be affordable for everyone. The Y’s Membership For All program provides pricing for YMCA membership according to household income and ensures that we are there for those who need us most. Stop by your Local Y’s Welcome Center for more information. At the YMCA everyone is welcome! And with your adult or family membership you are welcome at all of our locations.

Deeply rooted in our community, it is the mission of the YMCA to make our programs affordable for all. Programs are available to all regardless of age, income, ability, race or religion. Based on available resources and sliding scale eligibility, the Y will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay full fees. Our ACCESS program provides financial assistance based on need through an easy application process. Much of the financial assistance dollars shared are made possible through the generosity of those who contribute to our Annual Campaign and United Way support. Download the application form or ask for more information by visiting one of our Welcome Centers.

Here for you in times of need

For those who have been furloughed, are unemployed or experiencing other financial hardships, we are here to help. Contact The Y Experience and Community Support Center for more information.