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:

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:

All applicants will need to complete a grant application form through our online grant system. Click on “Apply for a Grant,” on the right to get started. Use access code “GSCF” to apply for Greater Salina Community Foundation Grants.

Questions?  Contact our grants and scholarships staff at 785-823-1800.