The Granite YMCA's Membership For All Program is now the Flexible Membership Program.
We believe that everyone belongs at the Y. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, The Granite YMCA is committed to ensuring that every community member has the ability to achieve their full potential. Our reimagnied flexible membership program enables all individuals and families to become active members or participate in our programs. Our join fees, monthly membership dues, and program fees are income-based to ensure that anyone can utilize the Y, regardless of income. Click to view our current flexible memberships rates in Manchester, Goffstown, Concord, Rochester, or Portsmouth.
Please contact the Welcome Center or read the frequently asked questions below to learn more about flexible memberships. If you would like to enroll in the program, visit the Welcome Center with a copy of your household tax return for the current year. If a recent tax return is not available, the Welcome Center will happily discuss further options with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
In order to adjust your rate, you must present a current tax return to verify income 30 days of sign-up and again every year. Accepted documents for income verification include the 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ. A staff member will view the line identifying Adjusted Gross Income. If you are not required to file taxes, please present a statement of non-filing, which is obtained free by calling 1-800-829-1040. You may also request verification of non-filing statements by visiting http://www.irs.gov and clicking on “Order a Tax Return or Account Transcript.”
When you present your tax return, a staff member will view the form right in front of you. They will look at two items – the adjusted gross income line and your filing status - and then immediately return the form. Your rate will be based on your income.
No. The only reason to provide a tax return is if you would like an adjusted rate based on your income.
We ask that you notify the Y of any changes in your income that may affect your rate.
Prior to your 1-year anniversary, you will receive a letter and/or phone call informing you that it is time for your review. To continue at your current rate, you must provide the appropriate documents to verify current household income just as you did at the time you joined.
You must provide a tax return in order to receive an adjusted rate. If you are not required to file taxes, please present a statement of non-filing, which can be obtained for free by calling 1-800-829-1040. You may also request verification of non-filing statements by visiting http://www.irs.gov and clicking on "Get Your Tax Record". Additional proof of income that may be required.
We understand that a tax return may not reflect current circumstances. Divorce, job loss and medical expenses and other situations may not be reflected in your tax documentation. In cases such as these, the Association Director of Membership will work with you.
We recognize that people in one household may contribute in a variety of ways, other than providing income. We account for the total household income in order to assure that we are providing assistance to people who need it most.
Yes. If your tax return shows you are filing as an individual, we only need to see your tax return.
Yes. We will accept your tax return, filed as an individual as long as you are not claimed as a dependent on your parent’s tax return. If you do not have one, visit the Welcome Center and one of our directors will work with you.
Current Messaging: As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, The Granite YMCA strives for our services to be affordable to the community. Our goals are to remove income as a barrier and to provide the financial assistance and flexibility needed to allow anyone in our community to participate in The Granite YMCA and our programs. Our Flexible Membership program helps provide access to those in need in the form of financial aid for membership and programs. Our join fees and monthly membership dues are income-based to ensure that anyone can utilize the Y, regardless of income.
- Does the Y require proof of my income in order to adjust my rate?
- What will you do with my income information to maintain my privacy?
- I do not want to show my tax return. Do I have to?
- What happens if my financial situation changes?
- What happens after I've been at the Y for a year and I'm up for review?
- What if I do not have a tax return?
- What if my circumstances have changed since I filed my tax return?
- I am the only person in my household joining the Y. Why do you need to know everyone's income?
- I have a roommate and I want to join, but they do not want to share their income information. Can I still get an adjusted rate?
- I am a young adult living at home and I want to join, but my parents do not want to share their income information. Can I still get an adjusted rate?