Financial Assistance

The Walla Walla YMCA endeavors to provide access to its programs and services regardless of an individual’s economic circumstances. All children deserve the chance to realize their potential; adults with medical conditions deserve access to the tools and education that will help them live healthier lives. A number of options for support exist. Please also consider our Insurance Collaboration programs.

Income-based financial assistance is available to all who qualify. To learn more about eligibility, review and complete one of our application forms.

We are unable to process our Financial Assistance applications via our website. We ask that you bring it into our facility. All financial grant applications require proof of income. Without proper documentation, applications will not be processed.

Medical Grants

If you are under a physician’s care and are being encouraged to pursue healthy living programs, our Medical Grants are a way to enhance your health and recovery. To qualify you will need to:

  • Provide a physician’s letter of referral
  • Attend an orientation
  • Participate in 7 days of training over a one-month period.
  • Demonstrate financial need and a willingness to take part in utilizing the YMCA facility to assist you in achieving your health goals.

Your use of the facility will be reviewed every three months and a lack of utilization will result in the termination of the scholarship. Contact Jesse Betts at or (509) 525-8863 for more information.

Child Development

State and Y financial assistance scholarships are available to working parents with children eligible for Preschool, Summer Camp and After school care. Applications will be available with registration packets at Membership Services during the enrollment period.

Preschool and Afterschool: contact Shawniene Bingham at or (509)525-8863  for more information.

Youth Sports Grants

Grants are available to children and teens for sports, swimming lessons, technology, and teen programs. They are awarded on a program by program basis. Please indicate interest on your application form. Contact Jesse Betts for more information

Family Membership Grants

Family Membership Grants are available to families based on need and availability of funds. Percentage of Y support is determined by income and number of household members. Adult members must be using the facility at least 5 times per month to keep their membership active; usage will be reviewed and may be terminated at the Y’s discretion. Contact Contact Jesse Betts for more information

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