Everyone is Welcome The YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate and believes no one should be denied membership based on their ability to pay. Through our Annual Giving Campaign, the YMCA of Central Ohio provides membership assistance to youth, adults and families based on individual needs and circumstances.

Everyone is Welcome

The Essence of the Y

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the YMCA of Central Ohio ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. 

Committed To Our Community Determining scholarship amounts is handled by YMCA branches in a fair and consistent manner. Every YMCA member receives the same membership benefits, regardless of whether they are receiving a scholarship. YMCA members can feel confident knowing that they are a part of an organization that cares greatly for the well-being of all people, and is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility


To apply for a Membership for All membership, simply complete the application form. Then provide the requested information regarding income and family size to your YMCA branch so that we can provide scholarships in a fair and consistent manner.

If you are applying for financial assistance for Camp Willson, check the Camp Willson FAQ page for instructions.

Required Documentation

You will need one of these documents to apply for a Membership For All membership:

  1. 1040 Federal Tax Form(s) for all incomes in household.
  2. Documents showing most recent 30 days of income.

All subsidy applications and personal documents are kept confidential.