The Y is committed to fulfilling the promise that no one be turned away due to an inability to pay. For individuals and families who find fees are a barrier to participating in Y programs or membership, Financial Assistance may be available.  See below for more information regarding YMCA Scholarships!

What is Income Based Membership?

Income Based Membership is a reduced rate for your monthly YMCA membership.  We have three categories for scholarship which are determined by your household income.

How does the YMCA offer Income Based Membership scholarships?

Part of our mission is to “never turn anyone away due to the inability to pay”. Therefore, the YMCA offers these scholarships in part from the generous donors and supporters of the Family YMCA of Marion & Polk Counties.   Ask us more about donating to the “We Believe Campaign” to contribute to this worthy cause!

How do I apply for an Income Based Membership scholarship?

Simply bring in this year’s Federal Tax Return to the YMCA and our Front Desk staff can determine your scholarship amount on the spot!

What if I haven’t filed taxes?

If you are exempt from filing taxes, you may still be eligible for a scholarship from the YMCA.  Simply schedule an appointment with the Membership Director or CEO and they can sit down with you to work with you on a personalized scholarship based on your situation.  At that meeting you will need to bring alternative documentation to show proof of household income and residents/dependents.

Download an Income Based Membership Information Packet for one of our branches below:

icon_pdfSalem – Income Based Membership Packet | PRICES AS OF 7/1/18

icon_pdfMonmouth-Independence – Income Based Membership Packet | PRICES AS OF 7/1/17

icon_pdfSilver Falls – Income Based Membership Packet | PRICES AS OF 7/1/17