Financial Assistance


Annually, the Y of Metro Chicago awards $3–4 million in scholarships to help people participate in programs they couldn’t otherwise afford. It’s our goal to make our programs and services available to everyone regardless of ability to pay.

A waiver or reduction of fees is available subject to facility and program capacity, and demonstrated need, without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, gender, age, or disability.

Don’t Terminate Your Membership

We know that things get tough sometimes. The Y is here for you! Before you decide to leave the YMCA due to any type of financial situation, whether you’ve lost your job, decrease in pay, bills are piling up, or just cutting back due to the economy, please come and speak with us. We know you need the Y and the Y needs you. We are working with members to make sure the Y remains a part of their lives.

Please contact Sandy Bollenbacher at 847.410.5210 or email.