The YMCA of Greater Dayton is a charitable, not-for-profit, health and human services organization committed to helping people reach their full potential in spirit, mind and body.

YMCAs are here to serve people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes. The YMCA is community based and believes that its programs and services should be available to everyone.

We strive to serve the entire community by providing financial assistance, which is determined by individual applicant needs. The money used to fund this program is made possible by charitable donations made to the YMCA by friends and members during our Annual Campaign, which is largely supported by the help of many volunteers.

Financial assistance is granted based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances.


Extra Hands Program

Deeply rooted in our community, it is the mission of the YMCA to make our programs and membership affordable for all. Programs and Membership to the Y are available to all regardless of age, income, ability, race or religion. Based on available resources and sliding scale eligibility, the Y will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay full fees. Our Extra Hands Program provides financial assistance based on need through an easy application process. Much of the financial assistance dollars shared are made possible through the generosity of those who contribute to our Annual Campaign, and United Way support. Download the Extra Hands Application Form (Manos Extra Forma) or ask Member Services for more information.


Additional Scholarships

Additional financial assistance for our programs and services may be available. Please inquire at the welcome center for more information.


YMCA of Greater Dayton’s Financial Assistance Policy:

"Thanks to the YMCA’s base of contributed support, scholarships are available.  Subject to available resources, no person will be denied membership or program participation due to their inability to pay fees.  For financial assistance, please contact your branch executive director."