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There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y.

The Y is committed to helping everyone achieve their potential. Financial assistance, to the extent possible, is available for those needing assistance in paying for the full cost of a YMCA program or membership. All Y members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of scholarship assistance.


The YMCA is a nonprofit working to build communities where EVERYONE belongs through programs that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is a cause-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable programs and services to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds in our community. These Y programs and services help make children, adults, and families in our communities healthier and more connected in spirit, mind, and body.

Thanks to the generous support of those who donate to the Y’s WHY IT MATTERS Annual Giving Campaign, funding is available to those who cannot afford the full fee and qualify for assistance. Eligible youth and families find the assets they need in YMCA programs like Membership, Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, Early Learning, Afterschool, Summer Camp, Teen Leadership, and so much more.

Apply for Financial Assistance: We encourage people to contact a local YMCA branch for application information. The process is simple and confidential. You can begin by downloading the application below.

Financial Assistance Application
Completed applications must be submitted via email to



Have questions?
Please contact the Financial Assistance Team at or call our member service center at (404) 267-5353.

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