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Financial Assistance

We strive to make membership available to everyone.

At the Mankato Family YMCA, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to access the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, regardless of financial circumstances. Our commitment to inclusivity and community support is reflected in our Financial Assistance program. With support from the Greater Mankato United Way and funds raised through our annual Strong Community Campaign, individuals and families are provided assistance when they cannot afford the full rate.

How Financial Assistance Works:

The Mankato Family YMCA makes every effort to provide access to our facility for all who wish to participate.  Our financial assistance program is generously supported in part through individual and corporate contributions to our annual Strong Community Campaign & the Mankato Area United Way.

We understand that personal and family situations vary, and we strive to make our programs and services accessible to all. We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance. Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost. We’re here to help, and your well-being is our priority.

Who can Apply:

Financial Assistance is available to anyone in our community who demonstrates a genuine need. Whether you’re a family, an individual, a senior, or a youth, we encourage you to explore the opportunities available with Financial Assistance

How to Apply:

Download the application or pick one up at the front desk.

Download FA Application

Applicants must provide their most recent income tax return [1040] showing household gross income, filing status, and household dependents. If an applicant is not required to file taxes, provide a statement of government benefit payments [SSA, SSI, etc.]. W2s, paystubs, food support benefits, personal stories, etc. may be provided as supporting documents.

This application must be completed entirely and will not be processed without proper documentation. The approval process may take up to 10 business days from the date received.


If you have questions or would like to set up a personal interview, please contact us at [email protected]

For a faster approval process, please provide your email on the application.

Qualification for YMCA financial assistance for membership is reviewed every year.

Our Commitment to Privacy:

We understand the sensitivity of financial matters, and we treat all Financial Assistance applications with the utmost confidentiality. Your personal information is securely handled, and we are committed to maintaining your privacy and dignity throughout the process.