Support Catholic Charities

With your generous support, Catholic Charities assists tens of thousands of poor and vulnerable Oregonians each year. Our programs and services provide help and create hope for profoundly disadvantaged people in our community. Our goal is to promote self-sufficiency, help people regain their God-given dignity and provide people with the opportunity for a better and fuller life. Your gift does make a difference - here's how you can help:

Make a Secure Online Donation Now

You may use your MasterCard or VISA credit card to make a secure donation online.

Donate By Phone or Mail

To make a gift to Catholic Charities with your VISA or MasterCard by phone, please call us at 503-688-2623. To make a gift by mail, please send your check or money order to Catholic Charities, 2730 SE Powell Blvd. #1, Portland, Oregon 97202.

Workplace Giving Opportunities

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Contact your company for details and necessary forms. Catholic Charities can be selected as a United Way Donor Choice Option - just write Catholic Charities, Portland, Oregon on your United Way contribution form. Catholic Charities also participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for employees of the Federal Government. Our CFC number is 15119.

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Gifts of marketable securities or other assets are welcome and appreciated. These types of gifts may also enable you to avoid paying capital gains tax. The process is simple - just call or write your broker and instruct them to transfer the securities you wish to donate to our brokerage account as follows:

Please notify our Development Office at 503-688-2620 when you make a gift of securities or if you have any questions regarding the transfer process or gifts of other types of property such as real estate, life insurance, or retirement plan assets.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Catholic Charities offers charitable gift annuities which allow you to receive an attractive lifetime income for yourself, and another person if you wish. You will be entitled to a tax deduction for a portion of the gift when it is made, and the income you receive may be partially tax free, depending on the structure of the gift.

Planned Estate Gifts

You can create a lasting legacy of care and hope for the poor by including Catholic Charities in you will or estate plan, or naming us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. Your gift is placed into our endowment fund and earnings from the endowment are then available each year beyond your lifetime to fund Catholic Charities programs for profoundly disadvantaged people. To learn more about remembering Catholic Charities in your will, trust, retirement plan, or insurance policy, call our Development Director at 503-688-2620.

Memorial and Honorarium Gifts

You can make a gift to Catholic Charities in memory of a friend or loved one who has passed away or in honor of someone on a special occasion. We will send an acknowledgement of your gift (but not the amount) to the person you specify to receive notification. Please include their name and address and the type of acknowledgement you desire: In memory of (name of deceased), or, In honor of (specify birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc.).

Donate a Car, Boat or RV

You can donate your car, boat or recreational vehicle, whether it is running or not, to Catholic Charities. The proceeds from the sale will be utilized to fund our programs and services for the disadvantaged people we assist. We can arrange to have your vehicle towed at no cost to you. Click here and complete the vehicle donation form and mail, fax or e-mail it to us.

Catholic Charities is an independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. Our Federal Tax Identification number is 93-0386801. Catholic Charities does not share, sell, lease or otherwise disclose confidential donor information to any other organization. Donors who contribute $100 or more during a calendar year are listed in our Annual Report. If you prefer that your gifts remain anonymous, please call, write or e-mail us with your request.

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