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What is YMCA financial assistance?
Through the generosity of YMCA contributors, our goal is to have sufficient funds to ensure our YMCA remains available to all. Thanks to our generous donors to our annual Share the Spirit Campaign, we are able to make the YMCA accessible through our Financial Assistance Program. These gifts provide scholarships for individuals and families who want and need YMCA programs and memberships but cannot afford them.
Who is Eligibile for Financial Assistance?
The Pickens County YMCA is a not-for-profit agency serving the needs of our community. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
How long does it take to begin receiving financial assistance?
After we receive your completed application and proper documentation, your eligibility will be determined by our administration based on a review of the applicant’s information. You will be notified in writing on whether or not you have been approved.
How is the amount of financial assistance determined?
Assistance is granted on the basis of financial need. We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance.
How do I apply?
• Complete and sign the Financial Assistance Application.
• Turn your completed application in at the Member Services desk at either the Easley or Pickens branch or you may mail your application to either branch.
Only YMCA staff will see your application. Applications are kept confidential and are not used for any other purpose than to assess program needs.
*Application must be turned in within a certain time frame. See front page of application for these dates. Funds are limited.