Open Doors Program – Financial Assistance

At the Y, we believe everyone deserves the chance to experience holistic wellness-spirit, mind
and body. The Open Doors Program, supported in part by our Annual Strong Kids Campaign,
provides families, children and adults with the financial assistance they need to obtain quality
Youth Programs, Sports Programs and Health and Wellness services.


Anyone is welcome to apply for our Open Doors Program. The amount of assistance granted is
based on the application process and review of the required documentation provided by the
applicant. Our Open Doors Program reduces fees but does not eliminate them. The Y believes
a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed when our Open Doors recipients contribute
to the cost of their YMCA involvement.


  • Complete the two-page application and provide all income information and documentation for
    each individual in the household. Each application must provide a copy of the most recently
    filed Federal Income tax form, 1040, for each adult in the household.
  • Attach copies of 2 current paystubs and/or other applicable documents from section 2 of the
    application for each adult in the household.
  • Applications that are not complete and/or do not have copies of required documentation will be
    mailed back to the applicant requesting additional information. Please include copies (no
    originals) of documents.
  • Submit all your information together. Submitting information separately will delay your
    application process.
  • Send all information to:
    Columbus Family YMCA
    Attention: Open Doors Program
    3912 38th St
    Columbus, NE 68601
    Or scan and email:
  • The YMCA will not apply financial assistance to past registrations or memberships. After an
    application has be approved, assistance can be applied to all relevant memberships and
    programs moving forward through the expiration date. Please note, you will need to reapply
    for the Open Doors Program Annually.

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