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YMCA Financial Assistance Scholarship Program

We Are Here to Help!

At the YMCA of Alaska, we believe in the power of community. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, we are dedicated to helping people achieve their full potential in spirit, mind, and body. Our doors are always open to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and incomes through our Open Doors program.

Every year, we provide thousands of dollars in financial assistance to those in need within our community. These vital funds are made possible by the heartfelt donations from our Helping Hands Club members, who believe in the power of giving and community support.

Who Benefits from Our Scholarship Program?

Our scholarship program has been a lifeline for many, including:

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

We serve everyone in our community, regardless of age, background, ability, or income. We believe that our programs and services should be accessible to all. Thanks to charitable contributions from our Hourly Club, funded by employees, and the Helping Hands Club, funded by our members, we offer a scholarship program designed to fit each individual’s financial situation.


For detailed information about our Financial Assistance program, reach out to us today by clicking here!

To apply for a scholarship, simply complete the application and either email it to us or drop it off at the membership desk at any of our locations. We’re here to help you get started on your journey to better health!

Our Scholarship Program:

Our scholarship program operates on a sliding fee scale, tailored to meet each person’s unique financial needs. Scholarships can be applied to memberships and programs such as summer camp and youth sports, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the Y’s offerings.

Join us in making a difference. Your support can transform lives and strengthen our community. Together, we can ensure that everyone has the chance to thrive.

For more information on how you can contribute or benefit from our programs, please contact us today. Together, we can build a stronger, healthier community for all.

Join the Helping Hands Club: Make a Difference in Your Community

Imagine the impact you could make by joining the Helping Hands Club. As a YMCA member, contributing just $8 extra each month on top of your membership fees, you can transform lives.

Your generous support funds our financial assistance programs, allowing families in need to access the invaluable services the YMCA of Alaska offers. With your help, everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Thanks to contributions from members like you, the YMCA of Alaska’s Open Doors scholarship program uses a sliding fee scale tailored to each individual’s financial circumstances. These scholarships open doors to memberships, summer camps, youth sports, and more.

By joining the Helping Hands Club, you are changing lives, giving children the chance to experience summer camp, enabling families to stay active, and building a stronger, more inclusive community.

As a token of our appreciation, each Helping Hands Club member receives a special hat with the Healing Hands logo patch, symbolizing your commitment to making a difference.

Join us today and feel the profound joy of making a difference. Together, we can open doors and create opportunities for all.