The Wallingford Family YMCA has been a leader in wellness for 70 years. It’s not just about how many reps you can do or how fast you can run the mile. We change lives, build families and reach out to neighbors in need. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, health and our neighbors. By joining the YMCA, you will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community too.

Get stronger, feel healthier & be a part of something bigger.


What is Membership for All & the financial assistance program?

The Wallingford Family YMCA believes in providing membership and program services to all who desire to participate. The YMCA’s Membership for All program, supported by our annual Community Support Campaign, uses all available resources to provide support to those who have financial need and qualify for assistance.


Who is eligible for Membership for All?

Anyone may apply for financial assistance who lives or works in our service area. Approval of the application is made on an individual basis.


Is it possible to join the YMCA for free?

The YMCA believes a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed when the financial assistance recipient contributes to the cost of their YMCA involvement. Therefore, applicants will be asked to pay a portion of the fee for the requested service.


How will the financial assistance amount be determined and how quickly can I expect to receive financial assistance?

Scholarships are determined on an individual basis using a sliding-fee scale based on total household income and number of dependents. The scale assists the Finance Department in determining the amount of scholarship awarded and its applicable time frame. Once the financial assistance application and required documents have been submitted, the YMCA will contact you within four weeks to share the outcome of your application.


How long will the financial assistance continue?

Need for financial assistance is assessed at the time of request and reviewed on a regular basis.


Who will be reviewing my application?

The Executive Director and the Finance Department are the only people who will review your application. All information is handled confidentially.



50% Join Fee Discount at 5-40%

100% Join Fee Discount at 50%


PLEASE NOTE: Membership for All cannot be combined with any discounts of promotions.


Come to the Welcome Center with your most recent tax return, your last two paystubs and the Membership for All application.

Membership for All Application (PDF)