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Financial Assistance

 

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone—regardless of age, income, or background—has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive!

Financial assistance is available for Y programs and services, including Y membership. Assistance is determined based on household size and income. Please bring your completed application to the Missoula Y at 3000 S. Russell St. Contact our Welcome Center staff with questions.

 

Donors make our Financial Assistance Program possible! Donate today and help us build a stronger, healthier Missoula for all. The Missoula Y is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity and all gifts are tax deductible.

 

We are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive space for all.

As a Y member or participant, you can feel confident being a part of an organization that deeply cares for the well-being of all in our community. We are committed to Youth Development, Health Living, and Social Responsibility. Together, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race, or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.

 

How do I apply for financial assistance?

We're excited to have you be a part of our Y community! If you're in need of financial assistance, please complete the application found below and return it with all the required documentation. You can also pick up a copy from our Welcome Center.

Incomplete applications will be held for 30 days. If the application is not completed at the end of the 30-day period, a new application must be submitted.

Does financial assistance expire?

Program financial assistance can be approved for up to six months.

Membership financial assistance can be approved for up to one year. Members must reapply for financial assistance prior to expiration. Membership will continue at full cost should you choose not to reapply and/or should you not qualify. 

When will I be notified if I’m approved for assistance?

Once your completed application and all required documentation are received, our Membership team will review your information and contact you within 10 business days.

How is the Y Financial Assistance Program made possible?

Generous donors make the Y's Financial Assistance Program possible! Each year, the Missoula Y hosts its Annual Support Campaign from January–March. Gifts made to the campaign support this important program. Contact our development director, Julie Hofbauer, to learn more about donor and sponsor opportunities!

What types of financial assistance are available for licensed child care?

Best Beginnings is a state program that helps low-income families pay for child care. Families interested in Best Beginnings must apply through the Early Childhood Services Bureau.

The Missoula Y accepts Best Beginnings scholarships at our Learning Center, Development Center, Y After School, and Camp Imagination.

 

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Please contact the Welcome Center at 406-721-9622 to learn more about programs, membership options, and financial assistance.