Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.

Foundation Resources

The YSS Foundation

Formed in 1984, The Youth and Shelter Services Foundation embraces the values and guiding principles of YSS and supports the mission of YSS through the development of financial and community resources for the future.  Youth and Shelter Services Foundation is a 501(c)3 not for profit agency. 

Each year, more than 1,500 donors throughout the YSS service area support the Friends of the YSS Foundation campaign. In addition, The YSS Foundation currently administers an Endowment of over $3 million.  Each outright and planned gift to the Endowment expands and meets needs in perpetuity of Youth and Shelter Services. Donors who have given a total cumulative gift over the years of $5,000 are members of the YSS Daedalus/Icarus Society.  Members of the Society meet twice per year at a social event.




Insert picture hereHow You Can Participate

We invite you to become a Friend of YSS or a member of the Daedalus/Icarus Society. Your gifts will help us continue to serve youth and families throughout Central Iowa.

Designate YSS in Your Will (Form)

Please consider becoming a benefactor to the youth in your community by giving to the YSS Foundation. Your support will help the next generation soar to a brighter future. 

YSS appreciates planned gifts, such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, or charitable lead trusts.  Please contact our Planned Giving Officer or your financial advisor for more information about this way of helping:

The YSS Memorial Circle was established to honor loved ones in whose memory gifts are made to YSS which equal or exceed $1,000. Listing their names is one way to show our appreciation for the thoughtfulness of family & friends.

Details on Endow Iowa

YSS Focus Newsletter Summer 2015






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