YW Legacy Fund

The YW Legacy fund supports initiatives that align with the mission of the former YWCA in our community.

The YW Legacy Fund was established in 2006 by the board members of the former YWCA of Salina with the intent that this fund will be used to annually provide grants to individuals and organizations who strive to make Salina a better place for women and their families. Assets from the sale of the YWCA building, and previously established endowments were combined to create the YW Legacy Fund. Other generous donors have also contributed to the fund.

Grant Information:

Grant Deadline: January 15, 2017

Amount Available: $19,600 to be divided among multiple grants

Grant Criteria:
YW Legacy Grant requests should address one or more of the following criteria:

  • Encourage women’s growth, leadership and power in order to attain a common vision for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.
  • Help children attain their greatest potential.
  • Create an environment to assist in the physical and mental health and well-being of women and their families.
  • Pursue the elimination of racism wherever it exists.
  • Grants are restricted to Saline County, KS.
  • All 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, government/public entities, educational institutions, and churches will be considered.
  • Other organizations such as for-profit entities and individuals will be considered if the request is for a charitable grant.

How to Apply:

  1. Click on the blue “Apply Here,” button on the right.
  2. Login to our online grant program to start the process.  If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one.
  3. After you login to the online grant program, click “Apply,” on the left side of the screen.
  4. Enter access code “GSCF” in to the “Access Code” box on the upper right side of the screen and click “Enter Code.”
  5. Scroll down to access the YW Legacy Fund grant application.

Questions?  Contact our Grants & Scholarships Coordinator, Jessica Martin, at 785-823-1800 or jessicamartin@gscf.org.