Make a donation to the YWCA Berkeley / Oakland! Your support is very important to us and will contribute to the success of our programs and participants we serve in the Berkeley, Oakland and greater East Bay communities. YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is committed to eliminating racism, empowering women, developing leaders and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

All donations are tax-deductible. Please donate using the method of your choice:

Send a check payable to YWCA Berkeley/Oakland to:

2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Venmo @YWCABerk. [Please add in the notes: “Donation,” your name/initials, and your email address for tax purposes. Our Venmo is Private and this information will not be shared.]


Make the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland your preferred charity on Amazon. Proceeds from every purchase will be donated.

In partnership with Donate for Charity Inc., you can donate your old vehicle and YWCA Berkeley/Oakland will receive some of the proceeds.


Lily Margaret Sherman Heritage Society

Membership in the Lillie Margaret Sherman Heritage Society is open to all YWCA supporters who include the YWCA Berkeley/ Oakland in their estate plans. Doing so will ensure that the YWCA will be sustained well into the future and continue the essential work of its mission to eliminate racism, empower women, develop leaders and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

By making a bequest or planned gift as part of a will or estate plan, members will  continue the legacy of Lillie Margaret who was the director of the YWCA from 1913 until 1941, and again in 1948. Lillie Margaret was known for her passion to inspire, mentor, and foster young women to have confidence in themselves and develop as leaders in their communities.

Please consider including the YWCA in your will or trust. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Jenny DeRuntz at: