How You Can Help

Donate Online

From our web site, you can make your gift securely online. Several options are available:

  • Make a one-time gift.
  • Make a pledge with convenient monthly payments.
  • Make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone special.

In addition to donating online, there are other ways you can support the mission and work of YWCA.

Mail Your Gift

To make a tax deductible donation by mail, please print, complete and mail this donation form to the YWCA USA at the address below:

Development Department
2025 M St. NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036

Donate Stock or Other Securities

When you transfer stocks or other securities to the YWCA USA, you are eligible for a tax deduction for fair market value. 

Benefits to Giving a Gift of Stock

  • Your gift of securities entitles you to a federal charitable income tax deduction.
  • You are allowed to deduct the full fair market value of your gift when you make a gift of appreciated securities, as long as you have owned the securities for a year or more.
  • You may use your deduction for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income.
  • You are allowed to carry any unused deduction forward for up to five additional years.
  • You will not be required to pay capital gains tax on the stock you donate. 

How Can I Make a Gift of Stock?

       1. Discuss tax related issues with your attorney or accountant. 
       2. Authorize your stock broker or your bank to complete the transfer process.
       3. Instruct your broker/bank to call (202) 467-0801 to speak with our Development Department. 

If you are in possession of the physical securities, you can directly mail or hand deliver the certificate(s) without any endorsement or assignment to:

Development Department
2025 M St. NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036

Please enclose a letter stating the purpose of your contribution. In a separate envelope, please include a signed stock power form for each gift. Your broker or banker will be able to provide you with the form.

My Gift is in Process – What’s Next?

Please notify us of all stock gifts. This will help us shepherd your gift securely through the transfer process.

For more information, contact the YWCA USA Development Department at (202) 467-0801

Or write to us at:

Development Department
2025 M St. NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036

Planned Giving

Choose from many giving options, including naming the YWCA USA as a beneficiary in your will and more complex trust arrangements that provide life-long income. Help us secure the future!

Give to Your Local YWCA

You can give directly to a YWCA in your community. Visit Find a YW to contact the YWCA nearest you.

Give to World YWCA

For more information about making a gift to the World YWCA, follow this link.

For More Information

If you have questions about any of our giving programs, please contact:

YWCA USA Development Department

(202) 467-0801