Financial Assistance

The YMCA is a nonprofit working towards a better family, a better community, and a better us

The Gaston County Family YMCA is a cause-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable programs and services to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds in our community. These Y programs and services help make children, adults, and families in our communities healthier and more connected in spirit, mind, and body.

Thanks to the generous support of those who donate to the Y’s Annual Campaign and other fundraising events, funding is available to those who cannot afford the full fee and qualify for assistance. Assistance is normally offered at a discount of up to 35% of the full fee for memberships and most programs. We allocate many more dollars each year than we fundraise in order to support our community members to the best of our ability.

Eligible kids, individuals and families find the assets they need in YMCA programs like Membership, After School programs, Summer Camp, Teen Leadership, and so much more. Need-based assistance is offered at a discount up to 35% of the full fee for memberships and most programs for Y members. Members must apply annually.

We encourage people to complete the online application process. The process is simple and confidential.



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