It is the philosophy of the YMCA to provide services for any person who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA, regardless of ability to pay the standard membership or program fee. Those not able to pay the fee may be awarded financial assistance based on the individual need and the ability of the YMCA to fund the subsidy.
Scholarships will be provided to individuals/families based on need and based on the amount of subsidy dollars available. The Fort Worth YMCA obtains funding for scholarships from four primary sources: our Annual Campaign, United Way of Tarrant County, government grants and the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth Endowment, Inc.
For more information about Financial Assistance or to receive an application for yourself or someone you know, please call or visit the Member Service desk at any of our locations.
Open Doors Program
The Open Doors program provides quick and easy financial assistance to anyone based on the below qualifications. Open Door program qualification automatically gives you 50% off the membership of your choice and 25% off all YMCA programs. Bring in one of the below qualifiers and sign up for a membership and or programs on the spot.
Open Door Qualifiers
Free & Reduced Lunch | Notice of Approval
HUD/Section 8 | Statement Letter
SNAP (Food Stamps) | Notice of Approval
WIC | Statement Letter / Voucher
Medicaid | Notice of Approval
CHIP | Notice of Approval
Not sure how to get these documents, but know you qualify?
Call or stop by any one of our local branches and we will happily assist you in acquiring the correct documentation.
Don’t have any of the Open Door Qualifiers but still need financial assistance?
See below to download our full financial assistance application. Once completed, turn the application into your local branch. Scholarships at this level will be provided to individuals/families based on need and based on the amount of donated dollars available each year. The Fort Worth YMCA obtains funding for scholarships from four primary sources: our Annual Campaign, United Way of Tarrant County, government grants and the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth Endowment, Inc.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be denied access based on their ability to pay.