Thank you for standing with us! YWCA Madison’s values are Humanity, Community, Growth and Restoration. These values are woven into our programs and organizational practices. We focus on empowering the individuals and families who access our services in housing & shelter, job training & transportation, race & gender equity, and restorative justice.
Through your gift, you support the YWCA’s historic mission. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Your support is more important than ever!
YOU are our community and our partner in change. Thank you for supporting our mission, our values, and the thousands of people we serve annually through over 20 programs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Donations
Donations to YWCA Madison support the numerous programs that aim to fulfill our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. YWCA Madison:
- Advances race & gender equity to create a more inclusive community;
- helps people improve their financial situations through job training & transportation; and
- supports people in housing & shelter.
A portion of donations, approximately 12%, support administrative expenses. This is well within industry standards.
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 and some programs. Learn more about funding through our most recent annual report.
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.
To make a tax-deductible donation by mail or in person, please complete and print out this donation form and include it with your check or money order (made out to “YWCA Madison”) to our Development team:
You can make a lasting gift to YWCA Madison, Inc. by including the organization as a bequest in your will, creating a charitable trust or charitable gift annuity. By naming YWCA Madison as a part of your estate plans, you are eligible for YWCA Madison’s Legacy Society.