At the Y, strengthening the foundation of our community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We provide support for families and promote positive change overall through our Annual Campaign. When you give to the Y, you help more people move forward. 

Please note MFA only applies to those applying for a family, adult or youth annual or bank draft membership.

How to Apply

Applications are available at the Member Service Desk or online at under the membership section. Verification of income is required to apply for MFA. Acceptable forms include:

1) Latest 1040 Tax form (members can bring in their latest Form 1040 at any time to adjust if needed)

2) SSI or SSDI Award Letter

3) Badger Care Benefit Letter

4) Unemployment verification

If you do not have the verification documents above or have experienced a change in income within the past year, you must meet with our Membership Director to apply for membership or program assistance. To set up a meeting, call 715-836-8460 (EC) or 715-723-2201 (CF) and ask for a membership and program assistance meeting.

Payments can be made in the following ways:

  • Bank Draft (need official bank documentation)
  • Credit Card Draft
  • Annual Payment 

Program Assistance

  • The percentage of assistance applied to programs is based on a sliding scale.
  • Please ask member services staff for more information.
  • If you feel you have a need for more assistance please call the Y for a confidential appointment to discuss further. 

Selection Process

Eligibility for financial assistance will be determined by the appropriate staff, based on a thorough review of the application and at times a personal appointment with the applicant. For online applications, someone will follow up with you via email within 2 business days of your submission. The length of assistance will not exceed twelve months. You will be asked to complete a new MFA form for all renewals. Failure to report any form of income may result in the termination or delay of assistance from the Y. The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley reserves the right to refuse assistance to any applicant. The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley reserves the right to accept only qualifying applicants.

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information please contact us:



Discount Based on Number in Household

Household Annual Salary

1 2 3 4 5+
$0 - $14,299 70% 80% 85% 90% 90%
$14,300 - $20,899 60% 70% 75% 80% 90%
$20,900 - $27,499 40% 55% 65% 70% 75%
$27,500 - $36,399 25% 30% 55% 60% 65%
$36,400 - $41,799 0% 20% 45% 50% 55%
$41,800 - $54,999 0% 10% 25% 30% 45%
$55,000 - $59,999 0% 0% 0% 20% 35%