Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Youth Development Alerts Healthy Living Social Responsibiliy

Open Doors

Open Doors Membership Program

As the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y is committed to giving everyone in our community the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, regardless of their financial circumstances.

That’s why we offer our Open Doors Program, which offers reduced membership rates to individuals and families whose financial circumstances may not allow them to pay the full membership rate. Members who experience a temporary financial setback, such as a job loss, are also encouraged to seek temporary membership assistance through the Y’s Open Doors program. The Y can provide financial assistance thanks to caring individuals and businesses who donate to our Annual Giving Campaign.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online Open Doors application below and upload your most recent tax return or  VNF (Verification of Non-filing) letter from the IRS Website (Go to: )
  • Complete the Open Doors Application, and bring it to the Kishwaukee Family YMCA along with your most recent tax return or VNF (Verification of Non-filing) letter from the IRS Website (Go to: )
  • Let our staff know that you’d like to discuss membership through Open Doors.

With any questions, please contact CFO, Charlie Irick at 815.375.5376 or

Open Doors Membership Application

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  • Additional Members of your Household

  • Income Information

  • Max. file size: 2 MB.
    The Member Experience Director may contact you for additional information if needed or an appointment may need to be scheduled.
  • Please explain how an Open Doors membership will positively affect you and or your household. Please note that if not completed the application will not be processed.
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