Cash, Matching Gifts, Stock or IRA

WSF welcomes donations through various ways and charitable giving vehicles. Whether a gift is made by cash, stock, through an IRA retirement plan, through a Donor Advised Fund, as a planned gift, or a matching gift through an employer, all gifts help to provide opportunities for all girls and women to play sports.


An outright gift of cash is the simplest method of giving and may be declared as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return for the year you make the gift. For a gift of cash, you may deduct an amount equal to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Any excess balance may be deducted over the next five years.

If you would like to make a gift via check, please send your donation to:

Women’s Sports Foundation
Attn.: Alison Ederer, Development
247 West 30th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001

If you would like to make a gift by wire transfer, please email Alison Ederer or call her at 646.813.7239.

Matching Gifts 

Your personal donation to the Women’s Sports Foundation can be taken a step further by exploring matching gift options from your employer! WSF has a free and easy tool for you to use to match your online and offline gifts. Please click this link to search for your company and complete the form/view your employer’s portal to have your gift matched.

If you have any questions about matching your personal gift to WSF from your employer, please email Alison Ederer  or call her at 646.813.7239

Gifts of Stock

Donating securities held long term (more than one year) continues to be an effective way to give. You may donate publicly traded securities to WSF and avoid capital gains taxes. You may save substantially more in taxes by giving securities as opposed to cash. If you have owned the securities for more than one year, you may qualify for a charitable income tax deduction equal to the value of the securities on the date they are given. Gifts of appreciated securities are deductible for an amount equal to 30% of your adjusted gross income in the year you make the gift. Any excess balance may be deducted over the next five years.

Ready to get started? To make stock giving easier than ever, use this free resource to complete the necessary paperwork in 5 minutes or less — for free. Donate stock here.

If you would like to make a gift of stock or other securities, please email Alison Ederer or call her at 646.813.7239.

IRA Rollover

You may make an IRA Rollover gift for immediate impact. Here is how it works:

Individuals who are 70½ or older may transfer up to $100,000 a year directly from their traditional or Roth IRA to a qualified charity, such as WSF. The amount of the transfer will not be included in your taxable income, and the transferred amount can count toward your required minimum distribution. (The gift cannot, however, be claimed as an income tax deduction.) It’s easy to make an IRA rollover gift!

The process for making a gift from your IRA is straightforward; however, it is important to exercise care to ensure that your transaction is completed correctly. For example, the funds must be transferred directly from your IRA administrator to WSF to avoid taxation.

You can use our online tool to make communicating with your IRA custodian easier than ever. Click here to use this free resource and complete your IRA gift in 10 minutes or less.

To accomplish your rollover gift seamlessly, please email Alison Ederer or call her at 646.813.7239.