Your donation directly supports our mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
Your support can create change and will help make a difference in our community. YWCA’s programs offer hope and support to some of our community’s most vulnerable and at-risk residents every day.
Whether your favorite YWCA program:
- is advancing race & gender equity to create a more inclusive community
- helping people improve their financial situations through education
- providing subsidized child care to low-income working parents
- providing free childcare to veterans
- is giving clothing to those in need
Your support is more important than ever!
YOU can change a life. Please consider making a gift today.
If you choose to donate to the YWCA Elgin, check with your employer to see if they will match your donation.
Every gift, no matter how large or small, helps Build Brighter Futures for the clients of the YWCA Elgin.
Additional Ways to Give
Did you know that you can support our mission to end racism and empower women with your Amazon purchases? Log on to Amazon Smile, go to “Your Account” and select “Change Your Charity.” Search YWCA Elgin and select us as your charity of choice. With every qualified purchase, YWCA Elgin will receive a donation of 0.5%!
Another way to give to the YWCA Elgin is through by attending or sponsoring one of our fundraising events. For more information about our signature events, follow the links provided: Leader Luncheon, Annual Auction, or YW Uncorked.
In-kind donations reduce the YWCA Elgin’s overall expenses and help us to spend more of our funds on our programs. If you are interested in donating items check out our Program Wishlist. If you have an item that isn’t listed on the wishlist that you think we might like, call to the YWCA Elgin please call 847.742.7930 to be sure that we can accommodate it.
If you prefer to make your donation offline, please mail it to:
YWCA Elgin, 220 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Once you have made your donation be sure to check with your employer to see if they will match your contribution to the YWCA Elgin.
Special Event Sponsorship
Sponsoring a YWCA event or initiative is a wonderful way to support our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. We offer many opportunities for sponsorship throughout the year, including the Queen for a Day, YW Uncorked, and Leader Luncheon our signature fundraiser.
For any questions about sponsorship, contact our Director Fundraising via email or give us a call at (847) 742-7930, extension 712.
Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
If you are over 70 1/2 years old and subject to Required Minimum Distributions (RMD), then you are able to use a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to make a donation to the YWCA Elgin directly from your IRA. This donation will count towards your RMD and reduce the taxable amount of your withdrawal. By having a check payable to YWCA Elgin, you will benefit our programs and reduce your adjusted gross income for the year.
If you choose to do this, please be sure to check with your tax preparer and remember to claim your contribution at tax time. The 1099 that you receive from your IRA custodian will show the total amount withdrawn; you must report the QCD separately to have it removed from your income for the year.
For more information, please contact your IRA Administrator.
YWCA Elgin is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (employer identification number 36-2171177). Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Upon request, a copy of the latest financial filing can be obtained.