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YMCA Financial Assistance Scholarship Program


The YMCA of ALASKA is a nonprofit, community-based, health and human services organization that is committed to helping people achieve their full potential in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA’s Open Doors program is available to people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes.
Each year the YMCA provides thousands of dollars in financial assistance to our community members in need. These funds are made possible through the generous donations from our members of the Helping Hands Club.

Joining the Helping Hands Club involves the participation of active YMCA members who generously contribute an extra $8 each month, supplementing their standard membership fees. This crucial financial support directly contributes to the enhancement of the financial assistance programs at the YMCA of Alaska, enabling families in need to access and benefit from the YMCA’s range of services and programs.

That’s why the YMCA of Alaska offers the Open Doors scholarship program. Thanks to charitable contributions, the Y’s scholarship program is a sliding fee scale designed to fit each individual’s financial situation. Our scholarship program can be applied to membership and programs like summer camp and youth sports. 

The Scholarship program has been most utilized by:

  • Youth referred by schools, churches and community organizations
  • Adults who are temporarily out of work
  • People who are divorced or widowed and are experiencing financial hardships
  • People on fixed incomes
  • People who are overwhelmed by medical bills
  • People experiencing other financial hardships



If you would like more information about our Financial Assistance program, contact us today.

Complete the scholarship application and email to nate@ymcaalaska.org or return it to the membership desk at either location.