• 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
  • Irina

    Irina came to the YWCA from a domestic violence shelter. At the YW she and her children found not only a safe place to call home but also the support they needed to begin a new life. 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
  • Shay

    At just 18, Shay has faced both adversity and trauma. Her experiences have transformed her into a passionate advocate for youth and someone determined to make a difference in the lives of others. 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


of every dollar goes directly to services for women, children and families.

Celebrating Success

“[The YWCA] is the first time I’ve made exercise be a part of my day.”


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Improving our Community with Your Help

Thank you for considering us in your charitable giving!

At the 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) 222-3741 or send us an email.

Make a Gift by Cash, Check, Credit Card or EFT

Donate online to YWCA St. Paul by visiting ywcaofstpaul.org/donate or by clicking the button below. You may elect to make a one-time gift, or schedule recurring weekly, monthly or annual gifts using your Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express card.



Call 651-222-3741.


Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
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.


YWCA St. Paul
375 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

Please make checks payable to “YWCA St. Paul” and include your name and address so we can ensure you receive an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes.

Donate Stocks and Securities

Stock transfers can be processed electronically by your broker or investment advisor. To help ensure the process goes smoothly, please contact Peter Olsen 651-265-0727 or polsen@ywcaofstpaul.org before initiating a transfer.

Stock Gift Form

Learn About 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 651-222-3741.

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 651-222-3741.

Make an In-Kind Donation

Your generosity helps the YWCA St. Paul to better serve the community. If you can contribute any of the items listed below, please call 651-222-3741.

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.

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Matching Gifts
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 participate.

Donating your time at the YWCA St. Paul, helps change minds, bodies and lives. One-time and ongoing opportunities exist for individuals and groups. A listing of current opportunities is available online. For more information, please contact volunteer@ywcaofstpaul.org or 651-222-3741.

Donor Privacy & Resources

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

Resources for Donors
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).