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Make a financial donation

At YWCA St. Paul, your support helps break down barriers and build up communities. 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 prepare for meaningful, well-paying employment.

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: Sarah O’Brien
375 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

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 our Finance Department at 651-222-3741 before initiating a transfer.

Stock Gift Form

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 Sarah O’Brien, Director of Advancement, at 651-265-0722.

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.

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.

Other ways to give

Our programs in housing, employment and youth empowerment address areas where our community shows deep racial and gender disparities. Through our programs, families and individuals of all genders find their power to be self-reliant and build the resources needed to be independent. 

Look below for our Program needs.

Your generosity helps YWCA St. Paul to better serve the community. If you can contribute any of the items listed below, please drop-off NEW items between Mon-Thurs 10 am – 4pm at:

375 Selby Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102
(Western entrance across from Handsome Hog)

Standard Needs:

  • Diapers (any size)
  • Wipes
  • Pullups
  • Queen/twin size air mattress 
  • Queen/twin size bed linens 
  • Winter Gear (All sizes)
    • Coats
    • Snow Pants
    • Hats
    • Mittens
    • Etc.
  • Bus Cards
  • Early reader and Learning to read book

High Demand Needs:

  • Household supplies (laundry baskets, brooms, mops, pots and pans, silverware, dishes, plungers, tissue, paper towels)
  • Cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, dish soap, bleach, spray cleaners, sanitizer, window cleaner, vinegar
  • Toiletries (Body soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
  • Bedding
  • Bath towels
  • Pillows

Other Needs:

  • Nonperishable food items
  • Storage bins WITH lids
  • Hair care item (brushes, combs, etc)
  • Toys
  • Fans
  • Air conditioners

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.

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 third parties without your prior consent. We believe that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the public, and that donors and prospective donors can and should have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support.  In adherence to YWCA St. Paul values and guiding principles, we declare donors have these rights:  Donor Bill of Rights.

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)