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An Organization For All

The YMCA is a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen the foundations of community through programs that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Thanks to the generous support of those who donate to the Y’s Community Support Campaign and our fundraising events, we do our best to offer financial assistance to those who cannot afford the full fee and who qualify for assistance. We allocate many more dollars each year than we fundraise in order to support our community members to the best of our ability.

Families applying for financial assistance for childcare, preschool or summer camp programming must first apply for CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program).

If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from applying for CCAP, please contact the business office. The Y does not ask about immigration or citizenship status; we provide care for all children, and we have a long history of supporting immigrant families in our communities and beyond.

If you have an active CCAP authorization, please email the CCAP team with your child’s desired schedule to the CCAP emails listed below. Please include your child’s first and last name, the dates of care needed including days of the week and the site location name and provider ID # (provider numbers found below).

If you can prove that you make too much money to qualify for CCAP in your county, please make a note of that and apply for financial assistance straight away. Otherwise, we will need a denial letter from CCAP prior to applying for financial assistance.

Provider IDs

  • Arapahoe Y: 43051
  • Berthoud: 1748097
  • Big Thompson: 1737152
  • Centennial: 1744813
  • Coyote Ridge: 1748094
  • High Plains K-8: 1744815
  • Inspire Preschool Longmont: 1678154
  • Inspire Preschool Johnstown: 1744773
  • Ivy Stockwell: 1732664
  • Johnstown Y: 1746518
  • Letford: 1746959
  • Longmont Y: 1680902
  • Mapleton Y: 47537
  • Milliken: 1732663
  • Namaqua: 1748091
  • Pioneer Ridge: 1732590
  • Ponderosa: 1748092

YMCA Financial Assistance

YMCA Financial Assistance FAQs

How may I request financial assistance?

Please review the application for information, including a list of required documentation. After reviewing the application and reading the information below, please contact if you have questions.

How do I know if I'm eligible for assistance?

We have an unpublished income scale as a base for determination. However, attaining YMCA financial assistance is based on a variety of variables such as income, family needs, individual and emergency situations, availability of funds and cost of programs.

Which YMCA programs offer financial assistance?

Criteria may vary based on the cost to implement each program. Programs offered at the YMCA by outside organizations are not covered by financial assistance. You will find the full fees of each program on our website. It is important for you to know the full fee of the membership/program you are requesting as this information is required on the application. 

Will my financial assistance application and information be confidential?

Financial assistance applications are held in complete confidence and are seen only by YMCA staff. Financial assistance recipients receive the same quality of service as those who are not on financial assistance. We want to impact as many community members as possible; therefore, the number of programs allocated to each applicant may be limited depending on the availability of funds.   

How often will I need to reapply?

Assistance is generally granted for specific programs and/or a specific time period. It is important that you re-apply in a timely manner after your financial assistance expires.

Where do I turn in my financial assistance application with documentation?

You will get the quickest response if you drop off your information directly at our Arapahoe facility. You may also drop off your application at Mapleton, Longmont or Johnstown facilities, and it will be sent to our Arapahoe facility. If you are applying for an after-school or summer camp program at your school, you may give your information to the director at your site, and they will bring it directly to the YMCA.  

Is there a way I can give back to the YMCA for supporting me through this time of crisis?

We understand that this is a challenging time for you and your family. When you get through this tough time, our hope is that you will give back to the YMCA through volunteering your time or donating to the Y, so we can continue to support others who may be going through a difficult time. Most of the community members who donate to our financial assistance funds do so because they have had an impactful experience with the YMCA and many have benefited from our financial assistance fund as well. Spreading your story of the impact the Y has had on you, doing a mini fundraiser for our Community Support Campaign at your place of work, sharing the wonderful programs we offer and volunteering your time and talent are a few ways you can give back — once you are back on your feet. 

What kind of opportunities do you have for me to volunteer?

YMCA volunteers are involved in educational tutoring, clerical assistance and event planning; they even lend a hand as youth sports coaches and with facility maintenance. Some volunteers have special talents or skills that they provide for the Y. As a nonprofit organization, the YMCA is grateful to the hundreds of community volunteers who help out in many ways each day.


Does CCAP send my authorization letter to the YMCA?

No. The YMCA does not receive your authorization letter. Once you have received the letter from CCAP, please submit your authorization here. The YMCA requires this form before your child can start in our programs. 

If I am authorized for CCAP, am I automatically signed up for the YMCA program? 

No. In addition to the CCAP paperwork, all families must also complete the YMCA registration paperwork and all e-Pact forms prior to attending the YMCA programs. Registration can be found on our website or at any of the Y branches. 

If I have CCAP approval to attend before- or after-school care, do I need a separate authorization for school day off camps and summer camps?

If the school day off camp or summer camp takes place at a location different than your primary before- or after-school program, you must request authorization for that site at least two weeks prior. Please refer to the list of provider numbers above. On average, families have 2-3 different authorizations per year due to program location changes.

If I need care immediately and am waiting for CCAP approval, can I start in the Y program before I hear from CCAP?

If care is needed immediately, the Y can provide a scholarship to families for up to 1 month as long as you can provide proof that you have applied to CCAP and are awaiting approval when you send in your financial assistance application. 

If I receive CCAP, do I automatically receive a scholarship for all other programs?

No. If you are hoping to receive a scholarship for membership or other YMCA activities, you will still need to apply for financial assistance. Please include your CCAP authorization letter as one of your supporting documents.

Has the Y Made an Impact on Your Life?

The YMCA encourages financial assistance recipients to share how the Y has been of help to them. These personal stories help our supporters understand how impactful their contributions are, and they encourage prospective donors to become involved.