Give to WCASA and be a part of the movement to end sexual assault in your community!
YOU play an important role in ending sexual violence. Today is the day to act on preventing sexual violence and to provide the support needed to survivors. This is our chance to educate the public about sexual violence in our state and work together for the social change necessary to end sexual violence. Give Now…You will make a difference.
Ways of Donating
WCASA is a proud member of Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW). The oldest social action fund in the country, CSW supports Wisconsin organizations that advocate, educate, and seek progressive solution to problems and services in our state.
- Give an Honorary Gift in honor of a loved one
- Give thru Community Chip (Willy Street Co-op)
Community CHIP, a program of Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW), is a fundraising program in partnership with Willy Street Co-op‘s two locations (in Madison). Simply say “yes” when asked if you’d like to CHIP, and the cashier will add a 1% donation to your purchase. That’s only 30 cents for a $30 bag of groceries. The Co-op collects the money and sends 100% of the contributions to CSW.
Beginning January 27, 2014, Willy Street Co-op members can donate their patronage funds to Community CHIP. Remember: WCASA benefits from these funds.
How critical are your donations to WCASA?
Your contribution allows you to play an active role in ending sexual violence, so that all people can have the freedom to live without fear of sexual violence. Individual donations are a primary source of funding for our public policy and organizing efforts. Therefore, donations, private sector and foundation grants are critical to our work.
Answers to most Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I designate my contribution to a particular area or program?
Other areas to direct your gift: Technical assistance and Training for programs and professionals, Public Policy, Legal Training, and Prevention.
- Will my name be sold to a mailing list?
No, WCASA does not share, sell, or give away any of our donor mailing lists or phone numbers.
- How much money may I donate?
That is completely your decision. We are broadening and expanding our programs and services to support the 46 sexual assault service providers (SASP's) across the state. You may donate monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. These are great ways to stretch your donation(s) according to your economic situation.
- Is my contribution tax-deductible?
The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a 501c(3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
- Will my name be made public?
That is up to you. You may choose to be anonymous.
- Will I get a donation receipt?
All online donation transactions automatically generate an e-mail confirmation which serves as a receipt.
- How do I know that WCASA is a credible non-profit organization to donate to?
There are several ways to learn about a non-profit organization. Every non-profit is required to submit a 990 report to the IRS. Annual reports and audits can be helpful in determining the credibility of an agency.
You may contact the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office who maintains information on non-profit organizations in the state and any complaints received.