Making a gift of securities is both simple and tax-efficient. Gifts of appreciated stock may allow you to avoid a capital gains tax in addition to receiving a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock.
To initiate a gift of stock, use our online tool today. You can either transfer your gift online, or access our account information to share with your broker.
You can also use our tool to learn more about the benefits of transferring appreciated assets.
You can also support our vital work through your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) account by recommending a gift to us by:
You can mail your check to us at:
990 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax-deductible component of your membership) to our organization. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. Use the form below to find out if your company uses this program.
Donating in honor of someone you love is a meaningful way to pay tribute to those who have made an impact in your life while making an impact in the lives of others. People often give tribute gifts to:
There are two ways to make a tribute gift:
Once you’ve completed your donation, an acknowledgment will be sent to the person you specify. Notifications do not include the gift amount.
Please note that if you are planning for memorial gifts to Catholic Charities in lieu of flowers, it is suggested that the obituary notice includes this phrase: “The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Catholic Charities. Please call 415 972 1276 or mail your contribution to Catholic Charities 1555 39th St., San Francisco, CA 94122. Please list the name of the deceased with your gift.”
We do not typically accept donations of furniture or clothing, but we do occasionally make exceptions for special cases like family heirlooms or new items. To inquire if your items may be of use by a Catholic Charities client or program, please call 415 972 1276.
Unfortunately, we are unable to pick up items for donation but we are more than happy to work with you to schedule a drop-off.
Another way to give is through Community Thrift located at 623 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Community Thrift accepts gently-used, clean, sellable items 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. When you donate on-site, please designate Catholic Charities as a beneficiary of the proceeds of the sale of your donated items by giving them our Community Thrift Charity Code: 196. Community Thrift does not accept or sell any children’s items.
Register your credit cards with eScrip and benefit Catholic Charities CYO Athletics when you shop with participating merchants. Follow the simple instructions to register your Safeway card, Macy’s card, debit card, and credit card. Enter the group name “CYO Athletics” to have your purchases benefit sports programs for kids in San Francisco and Marin Counties.
You can create your own Facebook fundraiser for Catholic Charities at facebook.com/fund/CatholicCharitiesSF/. Many people like to create a fundraiser for their friends to donate to a charity on their birthday or in honor of a loved one. Donations to Catholic Charities, which is 501(c)(3) nonprofit, are typically tax-deductible. If you have questions about the deductibility of any donations, please reach out to a tax professional.
For more information about ways to give to those in need, please call 415 972 1276.