The Y is here for all—find out how to apply

Thanks to funds from donations and foundation grants from various organizations, the YMCA of Honolulu provides financial aid for individuals and families that can’t afford the full cost of Y membership or programs. Using a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members, financial aid is provided based on availability of funds. 

Individuals receiving aid receive the same services as those paying full fees. Aid is granted for the duration of a program, or for a specific time—up to 1 year. When assistance has expired, it is possible to renew with a new application.

How to apply

Applications are held in complete confidence.

  • Step 1: Contact our Service Center at (808) 678-4296 or [email protected], 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Step 2: Based on instructions from the Service Center, share the following required documents via our secure website:
    • Government-issued photo ID
    • Most recent W-2(s)
    • Full tax return (1040, 1040EZ, 1040A, or Schedule C)
    • Alternative documents accepted if W-2s or tax returns are unavailable:
      • Copy of pay stubs (one month)
      • Benefit statement (Social Security, Disability or Unemployment)
      • Government assistance benefits letter
      • Letter from your employer verifying your employment and stating your annual salary
      • For United States Military members: Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
  • Step 3: The Service Center team will confirm your final aid amount, based on verification of income and availability of funds. To get an estimate for the aid for which you might qualify, use our calculator.
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Financial Aid for Programs and Membership

YMCA Financial Assistance

Paid by You

Membership Financial Aid

1 Adult Family
2 Adult Family
3 Adult Family
4 Adult Family
2 Adults or Dual (Two adults age 19+)
Adult (age 27-64)
Senior (age 65+)
Young Adult (age 19-26)
Teen (age 13-18)

Family Memberships includes all dependent children age 25 and under. at no additional cost.