Financial Assistance

financial-assistance

The Y is for people of all genders, faiths, races, abilities, ages, and incomes. We believe in providing membership and program services to all who desire to participate. Thanks to the United Way of the Midlands and the YMCA of Greater Omaha’s Strong Communities Campaign, financial assistance is available for those in need within our available resources.

Military Family Assistance
Supporting our nation’s military men and women and their dependents has been an important part of YMCA service as far back as the Civil War. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, YMCA volunteers served in the trenches, often at the cost of their lives. The Y nationwide continues its mission of serving communities in need, and the YMCA of Greater Omaha will continue to support military families during these difficult times.

What is the Financial Assistance Program?
The YMCA of Greater Omaha’s Financial Assistance Program provides families in need with financial support to participate in the Y’s membership and program activities.

How is the financial assistance amount be determined?
We have a sliding fee scale, based on total household income which assists in determining the amount of assistance.

How long does the financial assistance continue?
The need for financial assistance is reassessed every twelve months.

How is confidential information handled?
Only you and the assisting Y staff will have knowledge of the financial assistance application.

How quickly can I expect to receive financial assistance?
This will depend on how quickly you complete the Financial Assistance Application, gather the requested documents and turn in the application to the YMCA. After the financial assistance representative receives the information, you will receive a call within a week to ten days.

How do I apply?
Complete the confidential application form and return it to your YMCA’s Welcome Center staff. Please remember to include required documentation. (Most recent 1040 tax return and one months’ proof of income for all adults in household.)

May I do anything in return for this assistance?
Yes! The YMCA is a volunteer organization, and children and adults are encouraged to volunteer to help earn assistance. Also, our donors appreciate knowing how their contributions are used, so submitting a short note about how you have benefited from the Financial Assistance Program would be appreciated.