Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.

Endowment Gift

Donor preferences are very important to YSS. While most donors give for immediate needs, others give to the YSS Foundation Endowment or to a specific location's endowment fund. These gifts go on forever as only investment earnings are spent, never the principal.

To make an endowment gift, please contact YSS Development Director Sarah Mowery at 515-233-3141.

Gifts can be made to the follow endowments:

  • YSS Foundation
  • YSS of Boone County
  • YSS of Eastern Story County
  • YSS of Hamilton County
  • YSS of Marshall County
  • Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (IHYC)


The YSS Foundation Investment Policy states 5.5% is paid annually to help support YSS programs and services. The payout is based on investment earnings over the previous twelve quarters. The policy requires at least 95% of the investments are in socially responsible funds.

Please contact Sarah Mowery at (515) 233-3141 or use the form below to request copies of the YSS Foundation Investment Policy.

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