• Investing in Community

    Whether fighting homelessness, empowering at-risk youth or helping to break the cycle of poverty, your support makes amazing things possible. Donate Now
  • Chanell

    After the loss of her daughter's father, Chanell struggled to find housing stability. With YWCA St. Paul's Rapid Re-Housing program and her own determination, Chanell found an apartment that she has made a home for her and her two daughters, and finally had the security and capacity to accomplish a longstanding goal: getting her GED. Watch Video
  • Maryam

    Maryam began attending YWCA St. Paul Youth programs at age 14, and committed to regular attendance for four years. Now as a high school senior, she has gained the skills and experience to be the first in her family to attend college. Watch Video
  • Curtis

    When Curtis was laid off, he turned to the YWCA for help gaining new credentials and finding a new career path. Watch Video
  • Frankie

    A member of our Health & Fitness Center, Frankie credits her workouts for helping her to overcome physical limitations and nurture both her body and soul. Watch Video


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Improving our Community with Your Help

Thank you for considering us in your charitable giving!

At YWCA St. Paul, your support helps change minds, bodies and lives. Whether helping a homeless family to make a new start or providing a safe, nurturing place for youth when school is not in session—your gift makes a profound difference and helps us to meet urgent community needs.

All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law; every gift is an investment in fighting homelessness, empowering at-risk youth and helping people to break the cycle of poverty.

If you would like more information on giving opportunities or how your support helps women, children and families to make life changing strides, please contact 651-222-3722 or send us an email.

Donate Online

You may elect to make a one-time gift, or schedule recurring weekly or monthly gifts by donating online. Your gift funds work to fight homelessness, empower at-risk youth and help people break the cycle of poverty in your community.

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Other Ways to Give

Monthly Giving through Electronic Funds Transfer

To divide your gift into scheduled monthly transfers from your checking or savings account, please download and complete the Auto-Gifting: Electronic Funds Transfer Form. For your security, please submit your completed form to YWCA St. Paul in-person.

Gifts made by Electronic Funds Transfer have fewer processing fees and allow more of your gift to go towards fighting homelessness, empowering at-risk youth and helping people break the cycle of poverty in your community.

Mail Your Gift

We welcome your donation in the mail. To make a tax deductible donation by mail, please mail your check or money order (made out to “YWCA St. Paul”) with your name and address to:

YWCA St. Paul
ATTN: Michelle Daniel
375 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

Donate Stocks and Securities

Your generous gift of stocks and securities to YWCA St. Paul will supercharge our work to eliminate racism and empower women. Stock transfers can be processed electronically by your broker or investment adviser. To help ensure the process goes smoothly, please contact Bill Smith at 651-265-0727 or bsmith@ywcastpaul.org before initiating a transfer.

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Honor Someone with a Tribute

Whether you wish to honor the memory of a loved one, recognize a special person or celebrate a milestone, tribute gifts are a wonderful opportunity to share your love and admiration.

When making a tribute gift, please:

  • Provide the name of the individual you wish to honor.
  • Indicate whether the gift should be listed “in honor of” or “in memory of”
  • Provide the name and address of who you would like notified of your tribute gift.

For your convenience, gifts can be submitted online. To make a gift by phone or for assistance, please call Michelle Daniel, Director of Development, at 651-222-3722.

Matching Gifts

Make your gift go further! Many area employers sponsor matching gift programs to encourage their employees to invest in community. Check with your employer to see if they offer matching gift program and to find out how you can increase your impact.

In-Kind Donations

Your generosity helps YWCA St. Paul to better serve the community. If you can contribute any of the items listed below, please call Michelle Daniel, Director of Development, at 651-222-3722.

Event Tickets
Our Youth Development and Housing & Supportive Services programs welcome donated tickets to performances, sporting and community events. Donations make outings possible for families who are otherwise struggling to meet basic needs.

Gift Cards
YWCA social service programs utilize gift cards to help meet urgent needs for low-income families. Cards for Target, Walmart and local grocery stores are always in demand.

Bus Passes
Donated bus passes help ensure families and individuals have access to reliable transportation for essential trips like medical appointments, job interviews, day care, work and school.

Amazon Smile

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 St. Paul and select us as your charity of choice. With every purchase through Amazon Smile, YWCA St. Paul will receive a donation of 0.5%!


Donating your time at the YWCA St. Paul helps us break down barriers and build up communities. Click here to view volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups.

Adopt a Unit

Adopt a unit in one of our housing properties with your friends, family or colleagues! Adopt-A-Unit volunteers assist with preparing the space for a new family after a tenant moves out, including cleaning, painting, and minor repairs. Contact Michelle Daniel at mdaniel@ywcastpaul.org for more information or to get started.

Planned Giving Opportunities

Our Heritage Circle helps donors to leave a lasting legacy to the women, children and families served by the YWCA St. Paul. We welcome documented planned gifts in the form of bequests, life insurance, trusts, securities and property. For more information on becoming a member of the Heritage Circle, please call 651-222-3722.

YWCA St. Paul is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (employer identification number 41-0693892). Your donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

YWCA St. Paul will never sell, trade, share or rent your personal information to any other third parties without your prior consent.

In addition to the Annual Report, Audited Financial Statement, 990 Report and Strategic Plan provided on this website, financial statements and reports are also available online from Guidestar (an independent service providing comprehensive information about nonprofit organizations)

If you have any questions about any of our giving programs, please contact Michelle Daniel, Director of Development, at 651-222-3722