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.
In order to apply for financial assistance, you must schedule an appointment with a Financial Assistance Specialist at the branch you wish to join by calling or emailing; please see contact information below. The estimated award is subject to the accuracy of the information you provide during the income verification process. Special circumstances are reviewed after you officially apply for assistance.