Financial Assistance

Here at the Kennebec Valley YMCA, we believe that everyone deserves a Y experience. We strive to never turn anyone away for their inability to pay, and with the help of our donors through annual giving to the Strong Kids Campaign we are able to provide financial assistance to deserving youth and families in the Kennebec Valley community.

Each year, the Kennebec Valley YMCA provides over $240,000 to the people of our community for memberships, child care, teen, youth and family programs, and summer camp.

The Kennebec Valley YMCA Open Doors Scholarship Program is our way of helping youth and families afford membership and programs. Scholarships are based on income and family size and cover a percentage of the cost.

Those interested in applying can download the scholarship application or ask for one at the Welcome Center. You will be asked to fill out the application, provide a reference letter, and proof of any and all income your family receives. Please keep in mind that the approval process may take up to four weeks due to the number of applications we receive.

If you already receive a scholarship and would like to renew, you must still fill out the application and provide proof of income as we need to keep our records up to date. Please submit your application a month prior to your membership expiration date so that you can continue to visit our facilities as renewals undergo the same approval process as new applications.