YMCA of Elkhart County

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YMCA of Elkhart County

Financial Assistance

The YMCA of Elkhart County is a non-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. That's why the Y offers The Community First program. This program offers a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit each individual's financial situation.

The funds available for The Community First Program are made possible through the generosity of our members and donors in the annual fundraising campaign known as The Community First Campaign. The Y believes a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed if the recipient has contributed to the cost of their Y involvement; therefore, applicants will be asked to pay some portion of the fees.

How to apply for income based membership (PDF)

Review the above document and follow its instructions. You can also pick up the necessary forms at the Y Welcome Center. You will be asked to present a copy of your most recent tax return and based on the information that you provide, the membership representative will assist you with determining your income-based rate. All the financial information shared with the Y will remain completely confidential.

Confidential Application For Y Assisted Income Membership (PDF)

View our Annual Report and Donor Recognition List (PDF)


Choose one of the following below to learn more about our membership options:



•    Rates/Fees

•    Benefits

•    Virtual Tour

•    Policies

•   Join


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.