How to apply for the Recreation Benefit Fund (RBF)

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The Recreation Benefit Fund (RBF) is a financial assistance program funded by the City of Lynnwood, local businesses and organizations.  RBF provides financial support for children 17 yrs and younger, Adults 62+ and disabled adults who wish to participate in recreation activities.

Participants who qualify, will receive a 75% discount on course fees.  The maximum benefit per person is $200 per year as funds are available.  (Some restrictions apply)


In Person

Step 1.Do we qualify?

 In order to qualify for the scholarship, you must:

  • Live inside of the city limits of Lynnwood
  • Receive Free Lunch through the Edmonds School District
  • Have a letter of Permanent Disability from the Social Security Administration.
  • Have a tax return with the specific income level. (See below for income level chart)

Step 2.Complete form

Please complete the application and attach any qualifying paperwork with your form.

RBF Application 2024(PDF, 916KB)

Fondo De Beneficios De Recreacion 2024(PDF, 633KB)

Step 3.Return to Customer Service Staff

Bring your completed application and qualifying paperwork to the Recreation Center Customer Service Desk.  All applications must be submitted in advance of class starting date.

Step 4.Next Steps

Applications will be approved at the time of submittal depending on staff availability.  All approvals are contingent on available funds.  Information is reviewed and verified by the Recreation Benefit Fund staff only.  All information is kept confidential.



To Donate

Step 1.Would you like to Donate?

In deciding to donate to our Recreation Benefit Fund, you are giving someone the gift of Play!  Whether it be time to swim in the pool, an art class or a week at summer camp, you are helping to enhance another's quality of life and bring a smile to their face.  For that, we are grateful for your generosity!


Step 2.How can I donate?

It's easy!  Just call Customer Service at 425-670-5732 or stop by the Lynnwood Recreation Center front desk to make your donation.

Number in Household   Annual Income      Monthly Income  
$25,142  $2,096
$33,874  $2,823
3  $42,606  $3,551
 $51,338  $4,279
 $60,070  $5,006
 $68,802  $5,734
For each additional person, add   $8,732  $728