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Because You Care, We Can Make A Difference

Thanks to the people of our community—people like you—we are able to provide the kinds of services that help women and their families become stronger, more productive, and healthy members of our community.

There are many tax-advantaged ways to meet the changing needs of women, children, and families while meeting your own financial and philanthropic goals.

  • Make a cash donation with a commitment to renew every year through our Leadership Circle opportunities.
  • Invest in and support one of our programs that serve women and girls throughout the Indianapolis community.
  • Increase your cash gift with employer-matching funds.
  • Ask your employer to donate equipment or services to the YWCA.
  • Take advantage of tax deductions by donating stocks, real estate, or personal property.
  • Look into the benefits of planned giving and name the YWCA in your will.

You may use our safe and secure online donation form for credit-card donations to donate to our General Fund, or to the program of your choice. A printable donation form can be downloaded by clicking here you would prefer to send your gift by mail. The YWCA will handle the rest. You will receive a letter following up on your donation as soon as the process is complete.

I would like to Donate to:


Area of Highest Need


Salute 2011

Mentoring Programs


Justice Programs


Leadership & Economic



In-kind Donations

The YWCA accepts in-kind donations of goods and services, which can be applied for general use, specific programs  or to the Salute to Women of Achievement Award.


Planned Giving:  Creating a Legacy

Many of you are already donors and we appreciate the support you give on an ongoing basis.  Your support allows us to continue to do the work we do.  But, through participating in our planned giving initiative, you can create a legacy.  We all know that the more you give the more you receive.  By remembering us in your Will or Trust, you can be assured that we will be able to continue to provide the resources that are so critical to our community for years to come. 

It is easy to remember us in your estate.  To do so, you make the important decision to include the YWCA Indianapolis in your Will or Trust.  You leave a legacy that impacts the lives of those in your community now, and that will have lasting rewards for years to come.

Per our Gift Acceptance policy the YWCA Indianapolis will gladly consider gifts such as but not limited to:

  • Cash or in-kind donations
  • Cash donations, properties or other assets in your Will or Trust
  • Recipients (Beneficiaries) of life insurance policy
  • Beneficiary of your retirement plans
  • Transfer of ownership of stock
  • Charitable Lead or a Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Donations of your IRA Required Minimum Distributions if you are over age 70 ½
  • Real Estate and/or closely held securities

* These contributions may reduce the value of your estate, therefore reducing the amount of Estate Tax owed. Please consult your legal advisor for such guidance. The YWCA Indianapolis does not provide tax or legal advice. To the extent that this material or any attachment concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by you for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. You should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from your tax advisor.

Click here for a brochure about the mission and services of the YWCA Indianapolis. Click here if you would like someone to call you to explain the process.  We at the YWCA Indianapolis appreciate your consideration of support.


Honor a Special Woman:  Tributes & the YWCA Indianapolis

Special women are all around us. They can be a mother, a step-mom, an expectant mother, a grandmother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a co-worker, a teacher, a neighbor, a partner, a mentor, or a friend. Someone who has taught you, been there for you, and loved you. "Honor a Special Woman" enables you to pay tribute to the special women who have played an important role in your life while helping others.

To make a donation to honor or memorialize a woman who has been special to you, you can use the secure donation form and check the box for Honor a Special Woman. No amount is too small or too large to say "Thank you!" The YWCA Indianapolis will send a letter to the woman or women you are honoring telling them you have recognized them by supporting the programs and services provided by the YWCA Indianapolis. If this is a memorial tribute, a letter will be sent to the family if you so desire. Their names will be added to those honored previously with a listing on our website. In addition, depending on your giving level, your honoree will receive a framed certificate of appreciation as a keepsake of your generosity.


Taking Stock of Our Lives:  Gifts of Stock & the YWCA Indianapolis


Gifts of stock are often the most beneficial way to support the YWCA Indianapolis making a larger gift possible for our organization and greater tax benefits for the donor. The YWCA encourages all donors to consult with their tax advisors before making a gift. 



If you are interested in learning more about the YWCA Indianapolis and planned giving opportunities, please contact us at 317-250-8395 or email at


Thank you for thinking of us and the women, girls and families we serve.


YWCA of Indianapolis • P. O. Box 40264 • Indianapolis, IN 46240-0264
email: • Phone: (317) 250-8593
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