Everyone Deserves Community

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we provide thousands of dollars in financial assistance locally, thanks to generous gifts from our members and donors through our annual giving campaign, grants, and special events.

Applying for Assistance

The Membership For All* program helps make MDI YMCA memberships and programs affordable for all through an income-based sliding fee scale. All applications are confidential. To get started:

1. Bring your most recent 1040 tax form to the Y. (If you do not file, we will ask you for a Social Security or Disability Statement).

2. Complete a short MFA/Programs Scholarship Application and we will find the membership and/or program rate that works for you.

3. Start enjoying your Y membership within the week!

Help us reach our goal of giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Make a gift today.

The YMCA is a charitable not-for-profit organization in compliance with IRS code 501(c)3. Charitable donations to the YMCA are tax-deductible. The YMCA provides services in exchange for membership dues. As such, membership dues do not qualify as charitable contributions and are not tax-deductible.

*Membership For All can be applied to any type of membership at the MDI YMCA: Youth, Adult, Family, Single-Parent Family, Senior, and Senior Couple as long as the membership is an Annual (12-month) membership. You may still apply for Program Scholarships without having an Annual membership.