Give to YALSA

Donation Opportunities  I  Planned Giving  I  Sponsorships  I  Local Fundraising  I  Additional Information

Make your donation in any of the following ways:

  • Donate by credit card from ALA's secure website. (choose "Divisions," then "YALSA").
  • Send a gift by mail, using the printable form (PDF). Complete the form and mail it with your gift to: Friends of YALSA, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60601.
  • To set up a recurring donation, use the Network for Good's secure website. (In the "Designation" box, type "YALSA")

Donation Opportunities

Friends of YALSA

Friends of YALSA (FOY) supports $15,095 in annual member grants, stipends, scholarships and awards. Since 2007, FOY has funded over $70,000 in member grants, stipends and scholarships, including YALSA's annual Spectrum Scholar, Emerging Leaders, and Library Advocacy Day stipend winners. Learn more about how to become a Friend of YALSA. Check out this infographic to learn more about the member awards and grants FOY funds. 

Donate to FOY

YALSA's Leadership Endowment

The Leadership Endowment was established in 2009 with donations from past YALSA presidents. It generates income to support the development of future leaders in YALSA and the profession. The endowment funds currently supports:

Donate to the Endowment

Planned Giving

Many YALSA members spend their lives passionately involved in the library community and may find that including YALSA in their estate plan is the best way to carry on this lifelong commitment. Making a planned gift can also provide tax and income advantages. Learn more about planned giving and YALSA.  You may also want to explore ALA's Planned Giving resources.  Individuals who participate in planned giving for YALSA are also recognized via ALA's Legacy Society.


YALSA accepts sponsorship from corporations and other organizations for its events and initiatives and offers multiple opportunities for corporations to support YALSA's work. Read on to learn more about corporate opportunities with YALSA and  specific sponsorship opportunities.  Find out who our current partners and sponsors are.

Local Fundraising

Want to aid YALSA in fundraising by hosting  a fundraising activity in your community? Great!  Read our Fundraising Guide (PDF) for information and ideas.

Additional Information

YALSA is a Division of the American Library Association, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  Your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult your tax adviser or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.

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Other YALSA Funds

William C. Morris Endowment

Established by the late William C. Morris, a publishing executive who championed libraries, the Bill Morris Endowment supports reading initiatives at YALSA, including Teen Read Week and the YA Services Symposium. 

Margaret A. Edwards Trust

In 2014, the Margaret A. Edwards Trust turned over management of this fund to ALA/YALSA. Margaret Edwards was administrator of young adult programs at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore for over thirty years.  She spent her professional life bringing books and young adults together, pioneering outreach services for teens, and establishing a training program designed especially for librarians beginning their work with teens.  As per Edwards wishes, the funds go to support the promotion of free reading for teens, especially those in socio-economically challenged areas.