We believe that no one should be turned away due to inability to pay. The Penobscot Bay YMCA is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the foundations of our community, one neighbor at a time. Our Annual Scholarship Campaign is an initiative that provides scholarships for programs and memberships to anyone in need.
All Y members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they are receiving financial assistance, which takes into consideration family size and household income. The Y maintains confidentiality of all financial information received in the application process.
Membership for All (MFA) is an income-based, pricing structure for membership that is designed to adjust the membership rate based on household income. This initiative fits the Penobscot Bay YMCA's mission of keeping the Y accessible to everyone regardless of financial capacity and is anchored firmly in the Y's commitment to social responsibility.
If financial assistance is needed we ask that members complete an Open Door Application outlining any special circumstances you may have. This improved process permits us to steward our scholarship dollars responsibly and allows us to gain a stronger understanding of our community’s needs in applying funds where needed most. As always, applications are available at each Welcome Center location.