YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development


Assistance will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, subject to available funds and eligibility. If applying for childcare financial assistance, you must be working or attending school. Appropriate documentation is required. Please call for an appointment.

To process your application, we must have the following information:
•Copy of last year’s tax return AND copies of the last two pay stubs/LES (military) - from all employers - at least one person must beworking in the household OR
•Copy of social security or disability checks (or copy of bank statements showing amount of automatic monthly deposit)
•Documentation of any Federal Assistance such as food stamps, rent subsidy, or Aid to Dependent Children cash assistance
•Child support agreement
•NOTE: If you do not have a copy of your tax return, you may obtain one by calling the Internal Revenue Service or your tax preparer. If you did not file taxes last year please submit a letter explaining your personal situation.
A YMCA director will determine financial assistance eligibility after thoroughly reviewing your application. Your application will not be accepted or processed until all required documents are provided. Please allow two weeks (10 business days) to process your application.

The Open Doors program follows a sliding fee scale, designed to fit each individual’s financial situation. In order to foster a sense of ownership in the YMCA, you will be asked to pay some portion of the fees. The funds for Open Doors are made possible through the generosity of our members and supporting organizations.

The YMCA of Central Virginia is a nonprofit, community-based, health and human services organization committed to helping people achieve their full potential in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA’s doors are open to people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes.


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.