YWCA Madison

Donation FAQs

How is my gift used?

Donations to YWCA Madison support the numerous programs that aim to fulfill our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. The YWCA Madison:

A portion of donations, approximately 15%, support administrative expenses. This is well within industry standards.

How are programs funded?

The YWCA Madison has a diverse income stream to ensure the financial health of our organization. Each year we seek donations from community supporters, conduct fundraising events, apply for grants from public and private sources, and earn income from rent. Learn more about funding through our must recent annual report

Are gifts tax deductible?

The YWCA Madison is a 501(c)3 non-profit and your gifts are tax deductible to the extent the law allows. Please consult your tax adviser for further information.

I am not comfortable giving online, how else may I make a gift?

Gifts are accepted:

  • Via US Postal Service - Mail your donation to
    • YWCA Madison
      Attn: Development Department
      101 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 100
      Madison, WI 53703
  • In Person - Contact Maggie Porter Kratz or Jay Young at 608-257-1436 option 2 to make arrangements

What types of gifts do you accept?

  • Bequests
  • Checks
  • Credit Cards
  • Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)
  • In-Kind
  • Online Donations
  • Pledges
  • Reoccurring Gifts
  • Stock/Securities Transfers

How do I include your organization in my estate plans? (planned giving)

You can make a lasting gift to the YWCA Madison, Inc. by including the organization as a bequest in your will, creating a charitable trust or charitable gift annuity.  By naming the YWCA Madison as a part of your estate plans, you are eligible for the YWCA Legacy Society.

Who can I contact if I have questions in regards to donations/giving?

Maggie Porter Kratz
Development and Marketing Director
608-257-1436, option 2

Jay Young
Marketing Coordinator
608-257-1436, option 2

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