Financial Assistance

The YMCA of Greater Des Moines is committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To that end, the Y provides financial assistance for those who may not be able to afford the full cost of programs and services. By offering financial assistance, our programs can be accessible to individuals and families at all income levels without maintaining a fee structure that is artificially low or that compromises program quality.

Our financial assistance program is made possible through the generous donations of Y members, community members and local businesses. It is through these gifts that we are able to make the Y accessible to all.

To apply for Financial Assistance for Y Camp programs please complete the Financial Assistance Application. If you are an active member of the YMCA currently receiving assistance please contact Amy Joanning at

You may also view our Financial Assistance Policy here