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Financial Assistance for Membership

Everyone is welcome. Determining scholarship amounts is handled by the Membership Director in a fair and consistent manner. Every member receives the same membership benefits, regardless of whether they receive financial assistance. YMCA members can feel confident knowing that they are part of an organization that cares greatly for the well-being of all people and is committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance. Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost. Email completed form to or return to the front desk.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for Membership

Financial Assistance helps to make Y memberships affordable to those who qualify and allows them to participate in Y programming.

Youth Sports Financial Assistance

The E.R. English Youth Scholarship fund helps families to offset the cost of a youth sport. A co-pay is generally required for each sport applying for. Forms must be turned into the front desk.


We are a charitable community nonprofit organization and when you support the Y, you help make our communities stronger and help the “us” who live here realize the power of their full potential. Contributions to the Altavista Area YMCA fall into three categories: capital contributions, endowment giving, and annual contributions. Tax Information: We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 54-0895639. Contributions to the Altavista Area YMCA are tax-deductible.

Since 1971, the Altavista Area YMCA has been helping lead the transformation of health care with a community approach that emphasizes well-being, prevention and health maintenance.

  • ATHLETIC CENTER: Gymnasium, wellness center, Play & Stay, indoor track, racquetball court, group exercise room, locker rooms, conference room, multi-purpose room and administrative offices.
  • FAMILY CENTER: Indoor pool, child care facilities for children 6 weeks – 12 yrs of age, and tennis courts.