The YMCA of Greater Des Moines is committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To that end, the Y provides financial assistance for those who may not be able to afford the full cost of programs and services. By offering financial assistance, our programs can be accessible to individuals and families at all income levels without maintaining a fee structure that is artificially low or that compromises program quality.
Our financial assistance program is made possible through the generous donations of Y members, community members and local businesses. It is through these gifts that we are able to make the Y accessible to all.
The chart below provides an approximation of what an individual or family can expect to pay monthly to join the YMCA of Greater Des Moines.
Effective Jan. 1, 2017
Gross Household Income
(2-4 in household)
(5+ in household
(1 senior, 65+)
(2 seniors in household)
The above chart is not an official application for financial assistance and is not a substitute for applying for financial assistance. The chart is an estimate and does not guarantee the actual financial assistance you will receive.
The estimated award is subject to the accuracy of the information you provide on your financial assistance application and does not incorporate any special circumstances which are reviewed after you officially apply for assistance. In order to apply for financial assistance, you must schedule an appointment with a Membership Specialist at the branch you wish to join by calling, emailing or stopping by; please see contact information below.