The Gateway Region YMCA feels strongly that anyone who wants to be a part of the Y has the opportunity, regardless of his or her ability to pay.

Therefore, we offer financial assistance to those individuals who qualify. Funds for this assistance come from the generous support of those who give to our Annual Campaign.

Assistance is available for membership, early childcare education, swim lessons, youth sports, camp, after school care, and many of the other programs the Y offers. Eligibility for assistance and the amount of the support given is determined on an individual basis.

If you’re ready to apply for financial support, please print and complete the application and bring it into your local Y branch. Applicants will be notified of the decision within 10 business days. If you have questions, please contact your local Y branch or the Y main office at 314-436-1177.

Thank you for considering being a part of the Y family. Your membership and participation are important to us!

To download our financial assistance application, please click here

If you still need to fill out our membership application, please click here