Financial Assistance

THE Y FOR EVERYONE


At the Summit Area YMCA, we are here for the community and have been since our founding in 1886. As a nonprofit, we are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals and families in our community. With the generous donations of members, donors, and partners in the community from funds raised during our Annual Campaign and special events, the Summit Area YMCA is able to offer financial assistance to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Families with low or moderate household income or those who are experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to apply. Financial assistance can be used for membership, child care, summer camp and/or enrichment and sports programs where additional fees apply, such as soccer and swimming lessons. 

 


How to Complete Your Financial Aid Application: 

1. Click on the link to the application (Available in English and Spanish) and download the PDF to your computer.
2. Enter all the requested information where applicable.
3. Save the PDF application in preparation to print or send via email.
4. Gather and compile copies of the required supporting documentation (Listed below and also on page two of the application). 

Provide all of the following documents:

⊗ A transcript from the IRS for the most recent year or a completed IRS Form 4506T-EZ. (This form is used to request a copy of your tax return transcript from the IRS and is required in order to substantiate your income. Financial aid applicants whose tax information has been substantiated receive more in financial aid than applicants who submit unsubstantiated information).
⊗ Most Recent Tax Return (1040 and W2).
⊗ Last 4 paycheck stubs or last 4 unemployment stubs.
⊗ Child support documentation, if applicable.
⊗ List of all income received from public assistance including assistance for housing.
⊗ Free or reduced lunch award letter, if applicable.


OR

One OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS

⊗ Current lease or property tax bill.
⊗ Notarized letter from Landlord. Letter must state location of residence and monthly rental amount and include land lord’s name, address, and phone number.(Landlord may be contacted).

AND all of the following documents

⊗ Notarized letter from current employer stating hours, wages and including employers contact information. (Employer may be contacted).
⊗ Child support documentation, if applicable.
⊗ List of all income received from public assistance including assistance for housing.


WHERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Please submit your financial aid application along with the requested documentation via email or in person, directly to the branch contact below or program you are requesting assistance from (Please refer to the branch contact chart below).


SUMMIT YMCA

Membership | Programs | Camp
PATTY FACCHINEI
(908)273-3330 EXT. 1174
patty.facchinei@theSAY.org

Childcare
MARCIA KHASHAYAR
(908)273-7040 EXT. 5204
marcia.khashayar@thesay.org


BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

Membership | Programs 
MARIA NOLTING
(908)464-8373 EXT. 2024
maria.nolting@thesay.org 

Childcare | Camp
HOLLY SYLVESTRI
(908)738-2145
holly.sylvestri@theSAY.org 


THE LEARNING CIRCLE YMCA

Childcare | Camp
MARCIA KHASHAYAR
(908)273-3330 EXT. 1174
marcia.khashayar@thesay.org 


BERKELEY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY POOL AT THE YMCA

Membership | Programs | Swim Lessons
PATTY FACCHINEI
(908)273-3330 EXT. 1174
patty.facchinei@theSAY.org 


If you have any questions about the financial aid application or process, please feel free to call the branch contact listed above managing the area of need for which you are applying or complete the form below. Thank you.


 

Financial Assistance Inquiry

Please feel free to contact us with questions, for more information, or to get started with your financial assistance application! Let us know which branch (Berkeley Heights YMCA, Summit YMCA, or The Learning Circle YMCA) you belong to or are interested in registering at for a program. Thank you!