The Clinton Community YMCA is a nonprofit organization committed to helping people grow to their fullest God-given potential. The program is funded through the generosity of donors and receives no public funding, therefore to the extent funds are available, they are allocated. Open Doors is bases on a sliding fee scale, designed to fit each individual's situtation and is most utilized by:

  • Youth & Seniors referred by school, churches, and organizations
  • Adults who are temporarily out of work
  • Those who are recently divorced and are experiencing financial hardships
  • People who are overwhelmed by medical bills

The Clinton Community YMCA requires that individuals provide the requested information on the attached form regarding income, family size, and necessary expenses so that financial assistance may be considered in a fair and consistent manner. If you fail to do so, your application will be denied. The YMCA also requires that individuals reapply when requested and that they keep the information on their application updated.

 Click here for the Request for Financial Assistance Application 

To process your application you will need to provide copies of the following information:

  • Last year's tax return
  • Last two pay stubs
  • (Or) social security or disability checks (or bank statement showing amount of automatic monthly deposit)
  • Any other information that verifies income

Please allow 10 business days to process your application. After this period, you will receive a written notification if your application has been approved or denied. If your application is denied due to insuffcient information, it will be returned  to you and you may resubmit a completed application.

All YMCA members receive the same membership benefits, reguardless of whether or not they are receiving financial assistance.


Donations to our Strong Kids Campaign and United Way help assure that we can provide memberships and programs for those who qualify on our sliding scale.

* Contact The Welcome Center or Gretchen Isaac @ 217-935-8307 with any questions.