When you make a gift to the WNY Women’s Foundation—of any amount—you’re joining a movement of collective impact. Now more than ever, supporting women in Western New York is essential. 

Ways YOU CAN Contribute to empowering women in wny:

If you’re considering making a year-end charitable contribution, here are a few ways to maximize your gift:

Credit Cards

Make a gift online through 12/31/2020 to be counted for this tax year.


Mail a check to the WNY Women’s Foundation at 742 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209. Checks must be postmarked by 12/31/2020 to be counted for this tax year.


If you plan to make a gift of stock or mutual funds, we recommend you initiate the transfer as soon as possible, to allow time for processing and to ensure the transfers are executed by 12/31/2020 (last business day of the year). Download stock transfer instructions here. Contact our office with questions at 716-939-1406.

CARES Act Additional Income Tax Charitable Deduction

You can deduct up to $300 above the standard deduction for individuals in charitable contributions. This is for everyone, even if you have no other itemizations.

Donor Advised Fund

If you already have a Donor Advised Fund, it’s an easy way to give to the WNY Women’s Foundation. Contact your financial advisor or our office for more information. Our EIN is 27-4154672.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

For individuals with IRA accounts, there are no Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) this year. However, giving pre-tax funds out of your IRA will still lower your future tax burden compared to giving cash. If you are interested in this method of giving, please contact your IRA custodian or our office for more information.

Matching Gift

If your company makes matching gifts, you can double the impact of your contribution to WNY Women’s Foundation.

Monthly Giving

Sign up for monthly giving at A small amount each month makes a big impact.


Call our office at 716-939-1406 or email