Everyone is Welcome at the Y

The YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be turned away due to the inability to pay. Through a scholarship program, the Greater Naples YMCA provides assistance to youth, adults and families based on individual needs and circumstances.


Determining assistance is handled in a fair and consistent manner. Every YMCA member receives the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they receive a scholarship.

We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance.

Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost and/or the program fees. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance for membership is reviewed every 12 months.

how to apply

  1. Download a financial assistance application.
  2. Complete the form, and attach a copy of the required financial documents.
  3. Email the form and required paperwork to, or return the application and required documents to the YMCA.