donate & Make a Difference

YWCA Spokane’s emergency safe shelter has been at capacity nearly all of 2021.

Rather than turn survivors away when the shelter is full, YWCA advocates commit to finding safe hotel locations so survivors can escape imminent danger, but this is an expensive and imperfect solution.

In the long term, we need to raise significant funds to create more housing and hire more staff. In the short term, we need to raise $75,000 before December 31st to continue providing safe shelter to survivors escaping abusive situations. Thanks to an incredible Giving Tuesday kickoff, we are well on our way to meeting this goal.


What Your Gift Can Do

  • $100 to provide one week of food and nourishment for a survivor and child in our emergency shelter. ($9 a month.)
  • $500 to provide a survivor fleeing a violent relationship with 10 days of a hotel stay when our shelters have reached maximum capacity or when a survivor identifies as male. ($42 a month.)
  • $1,000 to provide beds, blankets, linens, and household essentials for a survivor and her children when they move out of our shelter into their new home and away from their abuser. ($84 a month.)
  • $5,000 to provide one year of safe housing and supportive services for a survivor and child including counseling, legal support, job readiness, and emergency childcare. ($417 a month.)

Give what you can, because every dollar contributes to providing safety and shelter for a survivor in need.



A $20,000 Giving Tuesday Match from Numerica Credit union

Moved by our urgent need to provide shelter this season, our mission partners at Numerica Credit Union committed to match the first $20,000 raised to start off our campaign on Giving Tuesday! We are excited to announce we met our goal and raised over $20,000 on Giving Tuesday.

Note: Every gift makes an incredible difference. If just 250 people took advantage of the CAREs act tax benefits expiring this year and gave a fully tax deductible $300 gift, we would raise the $75,000 needed to ensure the safety of up to 150 survivors who need to stay in hotels when our shelter is full.

Thank you for providing safety and shelter for a survivor in need this holiday season.


THE CARES ACT

This law included several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving that have been extended through 2021!
    • If you do not itemize your taxes but make a gift to charity, you will be allowed to take a special tax deduction, up to $300 for an individual or up to $600 for a couple filing jointly, to reduce your tax liability.
    • An increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previously the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

Other ways to GivE

Give Stocks, Real Estate, or Personal Property

  • Giving appreciated assets (like stocks, real estate, or personal property) has advantages for both you and YWCA Spokane. You may be able to avoid capital gains taxes, reduce your estate taxes, or even take a charitable deduction for the entirety of the donation amount.

Make a Tax Free Gift from your IRA

  • If you’re 70.5 or older, you can avoid taxes on required minimum distributions from your IRA by choosing to make a tax-free qualified charitable distribution (QCD) once a year.

Make An Easy Impact When Shopping

  • If you shop at Fred Meyer, consider making YWCA Spokane your nonprofit of choice through their community rewards program.
  • Shop Amazon Smile to make an impact while buying birthday presents, holiday gifts, or household needs. You shop, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to YWCA Spokane. Shop through this link, and make a difference in a woman or child’s life.

Leave A Legacy

Bequests from a will or trust are the most common way to leave a gift to YWCA Spokane. Some people set aside a certain dollar amount. Others leave a percentage of the estate or assets left over after providing for their family. Others have made YWCA Spokane the beneficiary of 401K/IRA plans or insurance policies, or have established a Charitable Gift Annuity or a Charitable Remainder Trust to the Association. There are many ways for anyone to leave a transformational gift to YWCA Spokane, and we can help guide you through the process.

Planned giving


QUESTIONS

YWCA Spokane Development Office
Briana Berner | YWCA Spokane Donor Engagement Coordinator
brianab@ywcaspokane.org | 509-953-5992

YWCA Spokane
930 N. Monroe St. | Spokane, WA 99201

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.