The Y provides membership and program services to anyone regardless of ability to pay. All Personal Pricing Plan scholarships are made possible through contributions to our Annual Campaign. Each year, the Duluth YMCA is able to provide financial assistance to pay for memberships, child care, programs & camping experiences.
We want everyone to have an equal opportunity to participate in programs and services of the Y and nurture the spirit, mind and body.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do people get assistance?
Personal Pricing Plan applications are available on our website (see below) or stop by our Member Service Desk. Bring in verification of income for all parties living in household, most recent 1040A tax form, most recent bank statement & any other information related to your income.
How long will it take for my application to be processed and how will I find out what I may receive?
After submitting your application, it may take between 2-3 weeks for it to be processed pending on whether the application was deemed complete. If you are approved for a scholarship, an award letter will be sent to you in the mail explaining the details of your scholarship.
Why does the YMCA request financial information?
We want to insure that assistance goes to those most in need. By providing us with appropriate information on your family’s income and size, we can award aid in a fair and consistent manner.
Who will see my financial information?
Your information is considered confidential & will be seen only by the membership director and membership staff.
What programs & services can I receive assistance for?
Scholarships are available for memberships, after school programs, camping services & certain program classes (swimming lessons, gymnastics, etc.).
Who furnishes the scholarship’s money?
All of the scholarships provided come from donations made by YMCA members, generous community members, & gifts from area business & organizations.