How Do I Give?

You can support Catholic Education through a gift today or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits. Some of these models are listed below:

1. Donate Online

Get Started:

You can donate safely and securely online.  Using your credit card, you can either make a one-time contribution or set up a recurring donation.

2. Donate by Phone

Get Started:

Call Annette Eddings at (509) 972-3732 to contribute using VISA or MasterCard.

3. Donate by Mail

Get Started:

Mail a check or money order payable to Central Washington Catholic Foundation:
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite F
Yakima, WA 98908

  • 4. Matching Gifts Program

    Are you interested in possibly doubling your gift to Central Washington Catholic Foundation?  If your employer offers a matching gift program, contact your employer’s human resources office for the necessary forms. Simply send the completed form with your donation to: 5301 W Tieton Dr # F, Yakima, WA 98908

  • 5. Gifts of Securities

    Appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you’ve owned more than a year can be great assets to transfer directly to Central Washington Catholic Foundation, which will sell them promptly upon receipt.

    You’ll be entitled to a tax deduction for the full value of the securities while avoiding tax on any of the capital gain. Most donors give publicly-traded securities, but interests in privately held businesses are also a possibility. Be sure to contact Central Washington Catholic Foundation before making a transfer.

    Click here for the Stock Donation Form


  • 6. Gifts of Real Estate

    Subject to prior review and approval by Central Washington Catholic Foundation, a transfer of property owned more than a year that has increased in value can produce the same favorable tax results as those associated with a transfer of long-term appreciated securities. Options include personal residences, vacation homes, apartment houses, commercial buildings, and even undeveloped land.

  • 7. Dual-Benefit Gifts

    There are several ways you can not only support Central Washington Catholic Foundation, but also provide for yourself and/or loved ones. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for part of the value of the cash, securities, or real estate used to make your gift.  For any complex giving situations please contact Kathleen Wilmes, (509) 972-3732 or

  • 8. Estate Gifts

    Through your will or revocable living trust instrument you can arrange a gift for Central Washington Catholic Foundation once your life has ended. If your circumstances change, you can revise the applicable document so long as you have the necessary legal capacity, and your gift can even be made contingent, e.g., “If my spouse does not survive me, then . . .”

    Here is suggested wording to share with your attorney:

    “I give to Central Washington Catholic Foundation, Tax Identification Number 33-1022610, currently located at 5301 Tieton Drive, Suite F, Yakima, Washington 98908 [choose one: the sum of $_________/the following particular asset(s) _________/all (or a certain percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate (or the assets of this trust)] to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as described).”

    Sample Codicil Form

  • 9. Beneficiary Designations

    An appealing alternative to a traditional estate gift is naming Central Washington Catholic Foundation as the recipient of some or all of the end-of- life value of a life insurance policy, an annuity contract, an IRA, a qualified retirement plan such as a 401(k), or an account with a bank or financial institution. Your gift is easy to arrange (or revise), avoids probate, and – in some cases – can reduce taxes loved ones might otherwise have to pay.

  • 10. Gifts of Miscellaneous Items

    Things such as works of art, manuscripts, literary works, and computer hardware can sometimes be appropriate to donate to Central Washington Catholic Foundation, whose Board of Trustees will first determine whether a particular item can be accepted.

Get in touch.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these options, please click the button to the right and contact us. We are ready to talk to you by phone or email. 

If you have included the Catholic foundation in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity,  ensure that the purpose of your gift is clearly understood, and recognize you as a founding member of our Legacy Society.