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Your donation to CATW changes lives! When laws become stronger and public opinion shifts, progress happens. Together, we’re building a world free from sex trafficking, sexual violence and sexual exploitation.

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When we all join together, we become a force for the rights of women and girls. By promoting CATW’s work, you amplify your impact and inspire others to be agents of change. We’re developing several download-able tool kits to help you roll up your sleeves and raise funds. Whether you’re 17 or 70, there is a type of fundraiser you can lead. In the meantime, please contact us if you are interested in fundraising for CATW in your community.

Thank you for championing CATW in your community!

A donor advised fund is a flexible charitable giving vehicle that operates similarly to a small private family foundation, but without the administrative burden. It offers a simple way for you to streamline your giving if you are donating thousands of dollars a year or more. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time. An easy way to think about a donor-advised fund is like a charitable savings account: a donor contributes to the fund as frequently as she or he likes and then recommends grants to a favorite charity when ready. It also provides a unique opportunity to donate anonymously if you prefer to do so. CATW is always happy to keep your name and other personal information completely confidential at all times, but a donor advised fund could prevent even our staff from knowing your identity if you so choose. (This would be a shame, because we want to contact you to thank you!)

Frequently used Donor Advised Fund Managers are Fidelity Charitable, Northern Trust, and Schwab Charitable. Find out more about Donor Advised Funds.

If you already have a donor advised fund and are looking for more information about CATW, or would like to put your Fund Administrator in contact with CATW, please reach out. Our development staff will be happy to help you!

Many companies, especially larger corporations and startups, actively promote philanthropy. Talk to your Human Resources/Finance team to learn about charitable giving programs currently in place at your workplace and how you can participate.

Main types of Employee Giving

  • If you are considering a personal donation to CATW, reach out to HR to see if they have an Employer Matching Program — this could double your donation!
  • If you feel passionately about CATW and work at a company with its own charitable giving portfolio, consider speaking to the relevant executives about a company gift to CATW. We would love to come to your workplace and present about our mission.
  • Sometimes companies also permit you to donate a certain amount of “pre-tax” money from your salary — it’s deducted before you receive your paycheck. This will save you some money by reducing the total amount of your salary that is taxed.
  • Another common set up is a month-long, office-wide giving campaign for everyone in your workplace. This can be a fun competition to see which department can donate or raise the most money for charity. If you are able, consider CATW as the beneficiary of any in-office giving campaign.
  • If your workplace does not have any employee giving system set up, encourage them to start one!
  • If you work for the federal government, consider giving through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

We don’t want to sound morbid. But it’s important to think about your legacy after this life. Consider including CATW in your will or estate planning so that your lasting contribution will help improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

Including a charity in such a way is called a bequest and it can take different forms:

      • Specific bequest – a certain amount of cash, securities, or property.
      • General bequest – property that is similar to all other items distributed, usually cash.
      • Percentage bequest – a stated percentage of the donor’s estate.
      • Residual bequest – all or a portion of what remains of the estate after specific and general bequests to relatives are distributed.
  • Besides an outright bequest, donors can also set up a trust to benefit charitable organizations during or after their lifetime, such as a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust.
  • Donors can also name one or more nonprofits as beneficiaries of an insurance policy or as the recipient of an IRA or another qualified retirement fund.
  • A charity’s US Government Employer Identification Number (EIN) is an important detail for drawing up any paperwork designating a nonprofit in a bequest. CATW’s EIN is 22-3032134. Also note that regulations and procedures outside the United States vary. Speak to your financial planner for more details on how to set up a bequest or legacy gift. Thank you for considering our advocacy for women and girls in your financial planning!
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