Tampa YMCA Financial Assistance 

YMCAs are charitable organizations that serve people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes. The YMCA is community-based and believes that its programs and services should be available to everyone. 

That’s why the Tampa Y offers a financial assistance program called YMCA Open Doors. Thanks to charitable contributions, YMCA Open Doors is a sliding fee scale designed to fit each individual’s financial situation. Members who complete an Open Doors application may be granted a YMCA membership discounts and lower rates for programs like summer camp, swim lessons and youth sports. Everyone who qualifies will receive assistance to the greatest extent possible based on the availability of funds.

The Open Doors program has been most utilized by:

  • Youth referred by schools, churches and community organizations
  • Adults who are temporarily out of work
  • People who are divorced and are experiencing financial hardships
  • People on fixed incomes
  • People who are overwhelmed by medical bills
  • People experiencing other financial hardships


If you would like more information about our Financial Assistance program, contact your local YMCA today.

Program Scholarships
Summer camp scholarships must be completed as a separate application from membership and program scholarships. To learn more about youth program scholarships for sports and summer camp, contact the Welcome Center at the Tampa Y location you would like to enroll your child(ren).

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