The Harrisburg Area YMCA is a nonprofit, health and human services organization committed to helping people reach their full potential in spirit, mind and body. YMCAs are here to serve people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes. The YMCA is community based and believes that its programs and services should be available to everyone. That’s why the YMCA offers the Financial Assistance Program. This program offers a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit each individual’s financial situation.
The funds available for the financial assistance are made possible through the generosity of our members and donors in the annual fundraising campaign known as The Annual Support Campaign. The YMCA believes a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed if the recipient has contributed to the cost of their YMCA involvement; therefore, financial assistance applicants will be asked to pay some portion of the fees.
Y-USA among the nation’s top charities
The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), which helps donors make informed giving decisions, has awarded YMCA of the USA an `A’ in its most recent ratings. AIP gave the Armed Services YMCA an `A-‘ grade. Y-USA is one of only two national human services charities to receive an A grade or better. The Armed Services YMCA is one of just four veterans and military charities to receive an A- grade or better. AIP bases its grades on two factors: 1) how much it costs an organization to raise 0 in public contributions and 2) the percentage of an organization’s total expenses spent on services.