Financial Assistance

We offer financial assistance to individuals and families who are not able to pay full fees for YMCA programs and membership. This is made possible through our Annual Community Scholarship Campaign. Each year we raise funds from our staff, volunteers, local businesses and residents in Manatee County so that everyone has the opportunity to join the Y and participate in programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body.

Individual Unique Pricing

New at the Manatee Y, you may apply for a discount immediately at the Welcome Center, based on your gross income and number of individuals in the household. This is a fast and easy process. Bring your past year 1040 form to estimate immediately.

Applications are also available at the Welcome Center if you prefer to not participate in Unique Pricing. Be sure to submit your completed application along with all required documents so your request can be reviewed in a timely manner.  All documentation is kept strictly confidential and you will be notified of the amount awarded as soon as the process is complete.

Membership and Program Financial Assistance

To apply for Financial Assistance to join the Y and/or participate in programs, at a reduced rate based on your income, please download our Scholarship Application. Click here!

Child Care and Day Camp Financial Assistance

Need financial assistance for Before/After School Care or Day Camp?
No one is ever turned away at the Y due to the inability to pay!
 You must complete a scholarship and Early Learning Coalition Wait List application.

Manatee County Y Scholarship Application

For more information about Early Learning Coalition, visit their website at

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