The Foundation is guided, in its activities and management, by the Code of Ethical Standards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and its “Donor Bill of Rights.” Every donation is maximized and every donor is treated with respect, and this, in the best interests of the women and girls supported by YWCA Montreal in their efforts to build a better future.
Code of Ethical Standards (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
Donor Bill of rights (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
Quebec Enterprise Number (NEQ): 1144727790
Registration Number: 892516360RR0001
The easiest way to donate to the YWCA Montreal 140th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign is by cash, cheque, preauthorized bank or credit card payments, or online donations. You can make an annual or monthly donation or pledge your donation over a period of up to 3 years.
To make a donation online, click here
A tax receipt will be issued for every donation. Tax deductions reduce the actual cost of your donation.
Donation of Securities
Since 2006, donating publicly traded shares or securities directly to the YWCA Montreal has become more advantageous than selling them first and giving the proceeds as a donation. Now, donors are exempted from federal and provincial taxes on capital gains for stock market shares when they are donated to charitable organizations.
Would you like to make a donation of securities to the YWCA? Nothing could be simpler. You or your broker can just fill out the appropriate form and send it to the Women’s Y Foundation. A tax receipt will be issued for the value of the securities at the close of the stock exchange, the day of the transaction.
In Memoriam and In Honour Donations
Honour the memory of a loved one by making a donation to the YWCA Montreal Foundation and letting us know which event you wish to mark. We will inform the family of the deceased person or the person you want to honour through your donation.
Mark an important event such as a birth, anniversary, or retirement while supporting one of the programs of YWCA Montreal.
Planned gifts allow donors to make a commitment to an organization through a legacy donation. The principal instruments of planned giving are testamentary bequests and life insurance policies. The tax advantages of planned giving are many.
• A testamentary bequest which names the Foundation as beneficiary, leaving a set amount or the balance of your assets: income tax credit for your estate that can be worth as much as 100% of your net income the year of your death.
• New life insurance policy where the Women’s Y Foundation is the owner and irrevocable beneficiary: tax credit for all paid premiums.
• Life insurance policy assigned to the Women’s Y Foundation as owner and irrevocable beneficiary: tax credit for the value of the policy.
• Life insurance policy where the Foundation is the beneficiary: donor’s estate receives a tax credit on succession not subject to probate fees.
Other options are available. We invited you to consult a tax specialist who can help you choose the most beneficial option.
The YWCA is happy to accept the donation of certain goods and services which are necessary to the development and maintenance of its programs. After evaluating our needs and the value of your donation, the Foundation will issue a tax receipt for the following types of contributions: computers, telephone systems, material for our activities, etc.
Corporate Matching Donation
It is possible to multiply your generosity to the Women’s Y Foundation! Many companies will make a donation to a charitable organization that their employees support. Find out from your Human Resources Department or let us know what company you work for when you make your donation. The Foundation will check your company’s policy in order to maximize the impact of your contribution.
Does your company have an employee volunteer program? Here is another way to support our participants!
With girls and women participating in our programs each year, and with a hostel, hotel and building to maintain, there is a lot of work to be done throughout the year. Volunteer support is essential for the YWCA to accomplish its mission.
The YWCA is well-prepared to welcome groups of volunteers. Contact the Volunteer Centre today to tell us about your project. We welcome your participation!
YWCA Volunteer Centre
514 866-9941, extension 513
For more information about the Recognition Program, contact the YWCA Montreal Foundation at 514-866-9944 or by writing to Fondation@ydesfemmesmtl.org