A Y for All Community Members
Everyone belongs at the Y. We are committed to ensuring every community member, has access to our YMCAs. Our Financial Assistance program enables all individuals and families to become active members and participants at a rate that fits their budgets. This program is possible thanks to the many generous donors who support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign —100% of donations made to the Y help support kids, adults and families in our communities. To learn more about how you can support the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville's Share the Spirit Campaign through a donation, CLICK HERE.
For Child Care programs only - Applicants must complete all sections of the Financial Assistance Application.
Please do not leave any questions blank. Documentation from all sources of income must be provided. Please see the application for required documents. Your Financial Assistance can not be processed without supporting documentation. If you submit an incomplete application it will not be considered for assistance.
The YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville believes that a sense of ownership and pride is developed if the member contributes to the cost of his/her involvement. Therefore, all Financial Assistance recipients pay a percentage of their membership and program fees.
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. These gifts provide scholarships for individuals and families who want and need YMCA programs and memberships but cannot afford them.
Where can I use my Financial Assistance?
Financial Assistance permits members to use branches within the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville:
Easley YMCA: 201 Burns Road, Easley, SC 29640
Pickens YMCA: 2223 Gentry Memorial Hwy, Pickens, SC 29671
Powdersville YMCA: 9115 Hwy 81 North, Piedmont, SC 29673
Who is Eligibile for Financial Assistance?
Everyone. The YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville is a not-for-profit agency serving the needs of all in 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?
For Membership, Youth Sports and Aquatics programs, assistance is determined on the spot when you come into the YMCA to sign up. For more information on income-based membership, click here. For more information on income-based Sports and Aquatics programs, click here.
For After School (as well as Holiday and Spring Break Camps) and Summer Day Camp, you must fill out an application. After we receive your completed application and proper documentation, your eligibility will be determined by our administration based on a review of the applicants' information. You will be notified via email whether or not you have been approved.
How is the amount of Financial Assistance determined?
At the Y, we believe that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, should have the opportunity and access to participate in the life changing experiences of the YMCAs services and programs. Because of this, we offer membership rates based on household incomes.
We use a sliding fee scale based on total individual/household income and membership type. We require supporting documentation (see below) to verify household income and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance. The adjusted rate for membership is reviewed every two years.
We also provide income based youth programming: Click Here
How do I apply?
For Membership, Youth Sports and Aquatics programs simply bring in your most recent tax Form 1040, 1040a or 1040EZ. Our staff will walk you through the process and let you know how much your rate will be at the Y.
For Afterschool (Holiday & Spring Break Camp) and Summer Day Camp you must complete an online financial assistance application. Application deadlines can be found on the program specific webpage.
How long does my Financial Assistance last?
Membership rates are good for two years. You will receive a renewal letter before the year ends that notifies you of this.
Programs vary. Please ask when the financial assistance expires when you receive your initial rate.
How is confidential information handled?
Only YMCA staff will see your application. Applications are kept confidential and are not used for any other purpose than to assess program needs.
FAQ's on Income-Based Membership
FAQ's on Income Based Memberships
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