Your donations during these critical times help us continue our work! Consider becoming a sustaining contributor with a monthly gift of $10 or more.
Donating by check
Please mail checks to:
100 W 10th Street
Suite 515. Attn Candice Buchanan
Wilmington, DE 19801
Direct questions to:
Chief Program & Development Officer
302-224-4060 ext. 208
You can remember YWCA Delaware with a planned or estate giving bequest in your will. Planned gifts such as annuities and trusts may provide you with funds during your lifetime, while also providing for YWCA Delaware. Gifts of whole life insurance policies and IRA’s are increasingly popular ways of giving.
Include YWCA Delaware in Your Will
As a thank you for being a friend of YWCA Delaware, FreeWill is delighted to help you create your legal will. It’s 100% free to you, and most people finish in 20 minutes or less. We also offer you the ability to create a free revocable living trust.
Did you know? Assets you pass on outside of your will are called non-probate assets. They include lRAs, 401(k)s, pensions, life insurance policies, and certain bank and brokerage accounts. If beneficiaries are properly set for these non-probate assets(opens in new window), ownership can transfer faster than your assets that must go through probate.
Report a Gift in Your Will or Trust
We know that life circumstances can change and you may need to alter or reconsider your gift in the future. That’s all right — reporting your gift today does not obligate you now nor in the future.
To learn more, please contact Candice Buchanan, at email@example.com or 302.224.44060 ext. 208.
Are you 70.5 or older and have a traditional IRA? Give from your account without dipping into your taxable income. IRA gifts are generally not recognized as taxable income and if you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year, giving from your IRA is a compassionate way to fulfill it. learn more and fill out the forms from your IRA custodian in just a few minutes, or print out the forms to fill them out offline.
Challenge yourself to invest in your racial equity and social justice development by joining $21for21.
Racial equity work is consistently underfunded. YWCA Delaware needs your help to provide high quality programming like the 21-Day Stand Against Racism Challenge.
Make a $21 investment in your anti-racist development and encourage 21 other people to take the challenge and match your investment.
Many employers provide matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. This is a great way to double your donation! If so, fill out your company’s form and designate YWCA Delaware. Click the button below to view companies that offer matching gift programs.
For employees of the State of Delaware: You can participate in the State Employee Charitable Campaign. On your pledge form, designate your gift to YWCA Delaware (50590). Learn more at secc.delaware.gov.
Workplace giving through the United Way: On your United Way pledge form, designate your gift to YWCA Delaware. Search to find out if your employer has a matching gift program.
Donate your appreciated assets in 10 minutes, and save on taxes. Donating stocks allows you to avoid the capital gains tax and if you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount.
Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations. If you have a DAF, you can use our FreeWill’s DAF tool. FreeWill’s DAF tool empowers you to make a targeted impact by recommending how you’d like your grant to be allocated, communicating your wishes to YWCA Delaware, sharing the details of your DAF grant, and navigating to your DAF provider. It’s also a great way to ensure our organization has consistent financial support while saving cash for immediate needs.
An opportunity funded by the Delaware State Housing Authority enables businesses or individuals to receive a generous credit on their Delaware income taxes in exchange for their support of qualified nonprofit organizations of their choice. Participating taxpayers may be eligible for a tax credit up to 50% of the value of their contribution.
When is the tax credit awarded? On July 1st, the state legislature typically approves a lump sum that DSHA often approves to disperse in tax credits. In early July, the taxpayer and YWCA Delaware submit a joint application for the tax credit. The credit is allocated on a first come-first served basis.
Is it difficult to qualify? No. You may not be familiar with this as this is not a highly publicized tax credit opportunity and very few of those taxpayers that qualify for it actually leverage it. YWCA Delaware is a qualifying program and your donations may be qualifying contributions.
Do you file a Delaware State tax return?
Do you have income tax liability? This is the calculation before subtraction of your Delaware tax withholdings. The credit is applied after your Delaware withholdings. If you typically owe taxes, this is the perfect program for you. If you typically get a refund, you may want to consult your tax professional to adjust your withholdings to use the program.
Is there a minimum qualifying donation? $2,500 for individuals and $10,000 for businesses.
When does the donation need to be made? Donations must be received within the state tax year; ideally they should be made between January 1st – June 30th.
How do I apply?
Consult your tax professional now for more details and prior to making any financial decisions
Financial Questions? Tax professionals can contact the DSHA at 1-888-363-8808 and reference the Neighborhood Assistance Act program for more information and to ask specific questions.
Remember that when filing your taxes, you will need to file a special credit form, Delaware Income Tax Credit Schedule Form 700 and attach a copy of it to your tax return.
Notify YWCA Delaware if you are planning to participate or if you have any questions regarding the deadline – contact Candice Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302.224.4060 ext. 208. Your applications should be received by YWCA Delaware, 100 W. 10th St. Suite 515 Wilmington, DE 19801, Attention: DSHA / Candice Buchanan by June 24th.
Is there a maximum credit?
Yes, the maximum credit is $100,000 in tax credits in any 3 year period. In most cases, this is a very difficult threshold to meet but please consult your tax professional for more details.
How do I know if I was approved?
Once your donation is approved as part of the program, DSHA will send you a letter confirming your credit.
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Now you can donate your spare change from purchases to support YWCA Delaware’s services by using the Roundup App!
– Head to www.roundupapp.com or to the App Store on your phone and select YWCA Delaware on this app.
– Connect your credit or debit card so the app knows whatto round up.
– The extra change from each transition will be “rounded up” and donated to YWCA Delware.
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