Other ways to give

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

Purchase from our online store

*purchases from our store are not tax deductible

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

Become a Corporate Sponsor
Provide Stock Donation
Tax Form 990 available upon request
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Consider holding a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser with proceeds going to the YWCA. If you have a Facebook account, it’s easy to setup a fundraiser for the YWCA and honoring your birthday or another special milestone of yours.

See examples of ways your generosity can support our programs:

  • $1,000 Movement FunderSponsors 10 young leaders to attend vital trainings, conferences and other leadership development opportunities in the movement for racial and gender justice.
  • $750 Champion – Covers resources, supplies, and food for two high schools to attend the annual Shadow Day reaching 600 participants for a day of inspiration, friendship, and an introduction to post-secondary education.
  • $500 Advocate – Helps fund paid internships for our young leaders to gain work experience and develop their leadership skills.
  • $250 SupporterCovers food, supplies and resources for one high school to attend the annual Shadow Day reaching 600 participants.
  • $100 ContributorProvides scholarships and financial assistance for 5 of our young leaders to participate in the Young Women & Money Conference, a day-long event of financial literacy and empowerment.
  • $50 – Secures transportation for mentors to attend onsite school programs in our programs reaching 3rd through 8th grade girls.
  • $25 – Contributes to the cost of materials and snacks for 1 week of program meetings for our young leaders in all seven of our signature programs.
  • $10 – Supplies fliers and poster boards for the Week Without Violence and Stand Against Racism campaigns that advocate for racial justice and the end of violence against women and communities of color.
  • $5 – Helps keep us connected to our communities by securing postage for mailings and newsletters.

Planned giving

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: