Financial Assistance



People Helping People – Scholarship Program

The Alleghany Highlands YMCA is a charity dedicated to keeping our programs and services available to all. We offer assistance to those who are unable to pay the full cost of participation. This assistance is made available through generous contributions from friends of the Y. Through this program, fees are based on household size and income level.

Once the level of assistance is determined, this percentage will apply to all programs offered by the YMCA. Memberships and Child Care services through the Financial Assistance Program are guaranteed the same quality of service as full-pay member.

How to Apply:

Step 1:
Stop by the Y for a tour and to obtain a confidential Financial Assistance application or download a writable form.

Step 2:
Complete the application, gather the required documentation and return all photocopied documentation to the Y.
To process your application, please provide the following information:

  • Copy of last year’s tax return
  • Copy of current pay stub or
  • Copy of social security or disability check
  • Confidential Financial Assistance Application

Step 3:
The application will be reviewed within 5-7 business days. Your documentation will be destroyed after processing.

Step 4:
A Y staff member will contact you in writing regarding your application.

Step 5:
Financial assistance expires annually on your anniversary date. Repeat step 2 to renew your membership. Every effort is made to notify recipients when the renewal date is close. Please ensure the Y has accurate contact information.

The Alleghany Foundation generously provides financial assistance for children in the Y’s early learning programs, including the local match for the Virginia Preschool Initiative program.

Governing documents of the Alleghany Highlands YMCA, including Conflict of Interest Policy and Financial Statements are available to the public upon request. Contact Jennifer Unroe, CEO at 540.862.8677.