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442 S. San Pedro St.,
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
(213) 680-0600

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Your generosity empowers women to break the cycles of poverty and homelessness:

● $76 covers the cost of a mammogram for one woman
● $100
provides 50 nutritious lunches for women in the DWC Day Center
● $260
funds one woman’s participation in our 12-week education and job-readiness program
● $500
funds three months of 1-on-1 case management for 46 women, providing access
   to essential resources needed to achieve personal stability
● $1,016
provides one month of housing and supportive services for one woman in the
   DWC Residence
● $2,000
provides vital support for our holistic health and wellness programs

DWC has received our fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator!


Gifts of Stock
Giving stock offers three advantages:  you avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value of your stock; you receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift (you must have held the stock for at least one year in order to qualify for these tax benefits); and your gift directly benefits women in need of your help.   


Host a Fundraising Event

Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraising event in support of the Downtown Women’s Center! Because of community members like you, we are able to offer a wide range of services for homeless and low-income women on downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row.

Please follow these three steps to begin the process of planning your fundraiser:

STEP #1: Review our Overview of Hosting a Fundraising Event.
STEP #2: If your mission and event comply with the guidelines listed in the overview, please complete our DWC Event Application.
STEP #3: A DWC staff member will contact you within 3-5 business days to discuss next steps for your event.

Please note: All external fundraising events that have been approved and endorsed by DWC are listed on our Events calendar.

In-Kind Gifts
We welcome your new and gently used items! DWC accepts donations on-site anytime during the Day Center's open hours: weekdays from 6 am to 4 pm and weekends from 8 am to 2 pm. Please click here for more information, including a list of most-needed items and directions to DWC.


Matching Gifts
Double or triple the impact of your gift to the Downtown Women’s Center by finding out if your employer matches charitable contributions! Click here a list of companies with gift matching programs with DWC or check with your employer’s Human Resource department for more details.

Planned Gifts
Remembering the Downtown Women’s Center in your estate can help ensure our sustainability long into the future. By arranging for a bequest, a gift of insurance, a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust, your generosity will go on to benefit women for years to come.  As you consider naming DWC in your life insurance policy, will, or trust, please consult your financial and legal advisors for guidance before contacting the DWC Development staff, and many thanks for your kind support.


Our Financials
As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Downtown Women’s Center relies upon public support to fulfill our mission. To demonstrate our sound management and fiscal responsibility, we’re proud to share our financial information.

2013: Form 990 / 2013 Audited Financial Statements
2012: Form 990 / 2012 Audited Financial Statements
2011: Form 990 / 2011 Audited Financial Statements

2010: Form 990 / 2010 Audited Financial Statements

2009: Form 990 / 2009 Audited Financial Statements

2008: Form 990 / 2008 Audited Financial Statements


Our Privacy Policy
The Downtown Women's Center does not sell or otherwise disclose our supporters' information outside the organization. Click for our full Privacy Policy.

Cash contributions are fully tax-deductible, according to IRS guidelines, to the extent of the law.

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