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4 Ways to Support Women at YWCA Central Maine

At YWCA Central Maine, one of our goals is to support empowerment and economic advancement for women and girls. That starts with you – every person should have the knowledge and resources to make smart financial decisions.

With tax season top of mind, We wanted to share a few ways that members of our community are supporting the YWCA, while supporting their own finances.

1. Stock Gifts: When you donate stock to YWCA Central Maine, you can save on two types of taxes and get a full deduction for the value of your gift.

2. IRA Gifts: Donors 70 ½ or older can reduce their taxable income. If you need to meet a Required Minimum Distribution, IRA gifts can count towards those as well!

3. Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) Grants: Do you have a DAF? If so, using the funds you’ve already set aside to support the YWCA can impact our programs.

4. Cryptocurrency: We now accept gifts of cryptocurrency! Donate your appreciated cryptocurrency to see a reduction on future tax returns.

These tax-smart options are simple to make through the tool linked here, and a powerful way to stand up for social justice and support women in Maine.

No matter how you support the YWCA, know that your support immediately makes a difference in the lives of women and girls in our community.