Giving

With your generous support, Catholic Charities is able to partner with more than 20,000 individuals and families seeking assistance each year. Our programs and services promote self-sufficiency, helping people regain their dignity and putting them on a path to success. Your gift is an investment in their future and in our shared communities.

Catholic Charities is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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 or email us with your request.

Online Gift

Your gift to Catholic Charities of Oregon helps us meet the ongoing demand for basic services for those in a time of need. To make an online gift, fill out the form on the donate page. Making an online, unrestricted gift provides Catholic Charities with flexibility to use your donation where its needed most.

Program Designated Gifts

We know that you may choose to support a specific program or initiative rather than providing general support contributions. At Catholic Charities, we value our donors’ intentions and seek to ensure that your generosity can be designated in a way that is most meaningful for you.

If you have an interest in giving to a specific program, please click the program you’d like to support below:

By Mail

To make a gift by mail, send your check or money order to the following address:

Catholic Charities
Attention: Development
2740 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202

By Phone

To make a credit card gift by phone, call us at 503-688-2656.

Monthly Giving

Make a commitment that lasts all year by choosing a monthly recurring donation. Each month your gift will be automatically charged to your credit card using secure processing. Online monthly giving provides steady and predictable funding, allowing us to confidently plan for initiatives and projects without worrying whether we’ll have the needed funds.

Matching Gift

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.

Honor or Memorial Gift

Gifts made to Catholic Charities “in honor” of a family member or friend are a perfect way to celebrate a happy occasion, such as a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or other milestone. Catholic Charities can send notification of your tribute (but not the amount) to the person of your choosing.

Likewise, gifts made “in memory” of a late family member or friend are a thoughtful way to celebrate the memory of your loved one. Often, memorial gifts are made in lieu of sending flowers. We will send notification of your gift to a surviving family member, if you wish.

Honor and memorial gifts can be made online by selecting the option on the donate form or by sending your gift and tribute information to our office .

Securities & Stocks

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:

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
For the benefit of Catholic Charities
Account # 8154-4056
DTC # 0164

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.