Open Doors Charitable Assistance Program

At the Y, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, regardless of their financial circumstances. That’s why our Open Doors charitable assistance program each year provides financial help to allow more than 90,000 people to belong to the Y and participate in its life-changing programs and services.

Open Doors offers financial assistance for membership on a sliding scale based on your household’s income. Individuals with a special circumstance, such as a job loss or other financial challenge, are also encouraged to apply for assistance.

How to Apply

  • Download an Open Doors application, and bring it to your local Y along with your most recent tax return or other proof of income for the last 30 days.
  • Let our staff know that you'd like to discuss membership through Open Doors.
  • A membership representative will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your options.
  • Based on the information that you provide, he or she will assist you to determine the amount of assistance the Y is able to provide.


Visit or contact your local YMCA for more information.