Financial Assistance

It is the policy of the Ottumwa YMCA to offer quality, affordable programs and services designed to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds. With generous contributions from United Way and our annual Strong Kids Campaign, the YMCA does its best based on available resources to see that no one is turnd away due to inability to pay. Those not able to pay the full fee may be awarded partial assistance based on their demonstrated need. Both subjective and objective criteria are factored into financial assistance decisions. The YMCA believs that ownership and pride are best developed when recipints of financial assistance contribute to the cost of their YMCA involvement. While we are a non-profit agency, we depend on participant fees to help maintain our services. Thus all eligible recipients will be asked to pay a portion of the membership and/or program fees.

Financial Assistance memberships are six-months long and must be renewed every six months. You must utilize the YMCA facilities a minimum of 8-10 times per month. Your usage is taken into consideration at the time of Financial Assistance renewal.

Click here to download the Financial Assistance form. Be sure to include all required documents as stated on the form. Once an application and required documents have been turned in, an appointment will be made to discuss your eligibility.

For questions regarding Financial Assistance, please contact Andrea McDowell, Member Relations Service Director at (641)684-6571 x13 or