The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County participates in the YCares Financial Assistance Program that enables our association to offer our programs and services to all members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay our board approved fees. YCares subsidizes YMCA membership and program services on a needs-based sliding scale, based on family size and income. Individual and corporate contributions, coupled with proceeds from the Annual Support Campaign, make financial assistance possible for people who need it most.  Financial assistance offered is based on availability of funds. YCares is easy and confidential. Simply complete the application form below, and contact/visit the YMCA location that interests you.

In 2019, $875,000 in Financial Assistance was provided to to strengthen approximately 2,820 families in need.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is YCares?

YCares is a financial assistance program that provides children and families with opportunities to participate in YMCA programs and services regardless of their ability to pay.

What Makes YCares Possible?

Through a variety of contributions and proceeds, including the Annual Campaign, Foundation and special events, financial assistance is available for children and families in need.

Who Can Participate?

YCares is available to anyone who meets the financial guidelines of the program and has the desire to participate in YMCA programs and services.

What is the Philosophy Behind YCares?

Our YMCA’s leadership believes that its programs and services have a positive impact on participants and communities and they should be available to all.

Where Can I apply?

Visit or contact the participating YMCA branch location of interest to you.

After I apply, how long does it take to be approved?

Once the completed application is received, it takes approximately four weeks to review and process. If you are applying for a scholarship for a particular program, we recommend that you submit our completed application at least 30 days before the start of the program. Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received.

Where Can I inquire?

For further information , please call 732-671-5505.