additional ways to contribute

There are many ways you can support Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County in addition to cash donations. These giving options allow you to help the poor while receiving tax benefits and other advantages.

Consider making a gift of appreciated stocks & securities that you have held for more than one year. These gifts allow you to avoid capital gains tax and receive a tax deduction.

Think about including Catholic Charities as a beneficiary of your will or estate plan to help provide Catholic Charities with a more secure financial future.

We appreciate corporate donations, and a personal contribution from you may be eligible for your employer's corporate matching gift program.

Donate a memorial gift or honorary gift to recognize and commemorate a special person, event, or anniversary.

We are happy to assist you with your giving options. Please call the Office of Development at (408) 325-5259.


corporate donations

Without the financial support of private foundations and corporations, many of our critical programs would not remain fully staffed now when they are needed the most. We are seeking grant opportunities of all types; please call (408) 325-5263. We also welcome Golf Tournament and other event sponsorships; please call (408) 325-5250. If your organization would like to participate in a group volunteer project, please call (408) 325-5196.

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employer matching gifts

Contact: Robert Whiteside

To encourage employees to make charitable gifts, many corporations agree to match personal donations with an equal or greater corporate contribution. Catholic Charities is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and we qualify for matching funds from many companies. Every company has its own rules; check with your company’s website or human resources department to see if your gift qualifies. Your spouse's company may match your gift as well! You could double or even triple the impact of your generosity. Complete your employer’s matching gift information on your employer’s website, or complete their matching gift form and mail it to:

Development Department
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
2625 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134

We will verify that Catholic Charities received your gift.

For more information, contact Robert Whiteside at or

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gifts of celebration or rememberance

Contact: (408) 325-5191
Thank you for offering help and hope!

Making a gift that helps others is a wonderful way to celebrate a milestone or remember an important person in your life. Celebrating events such as graduations, weddings, promotions, and retirements takes on new meaning when you help to improve the lives of children, women, and men in Santa Clara County. Likewise remembering those who have touched your life in a special way takes on greater meaning when your generosity helps those in need.

There are two ways to make a gift in celebration or remembrance: contact Catholic Charities at (408) 325-5191 or click on Donate Now to go to the online Donate Today page. Each gift is acknowledged by a card sent to the honored person or to the family of the deceased person in whose name the gift is being made. The notification does not include the amount of the gift. However, as a donor, you will receive a separate acknowledgement for your own records.

Memorial Gifts

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 (408) 325-5191 or mail your contribution to Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134. Please list the name of the deceased with your gift.”

Tax ID #94-2762269


Legacy giving

Contact: Alison Poetsch, Individual Giving Manager
(408) 325-5288

Naming Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County as a beneficiary of your will, insurance policy, retirement plan, or trust creates a living legacy of generosity to those in need. These gifts can provide Catholic Charities with enduring support while offering you the opportunity to control your own legacy rather than letting the government choose it for you through the estate tax.

Catholic Charities' Circle of Hope honors individuals and families who have named Catholic Charities as a beneficiary. If you would like information about how to join, or if you have already included us in your estate planning, please contact Alison Poetsch, Individual Giving Manager, at (408) 325-5288 or

Changes in the tax law and estate planning trends

For our donors who are interested in learning more about recent tax law changes and some trends in estate planning, please click on the link below. You will find an article from Berliner-Cohen, Attorneys, co-authored by Catholic Charities Emeritus Board member Jim Cashman and Catholic Charities Board member Sandra Sepulveda.

We also recommend consulting your attorney or tax advisor.


monthly giving

Contact: Linda Pippin
(408) 325-5125

Thank you so much for offering help and hope by becoming a monthly partner in our work. Through automatic monthly deductions from your credit card, you create a valuable, dependable source of income that helps our clients who have ongoing needs. Also by making a monthly gift, both your paperwork and our administrative costs will be reduced.

For your convenience, your gift will be transferred to Catholic Charities each month from your credit card. A record of each gift will appear on your monthly statement. You may increase, decrease, or suspend your gift at any time by contacting our Annual Giving Manager, Linda Pippin, at (408) 325-5125 or

Please go to our Donate Now page to participate in our monthly giving program.

Tax ID #94-2762269


Stocks & Securities

Making gifts of securities that you have held for more than one year allow you to avoid capital gains tax and receive a tax deduction. You can use the stock's fair market value (which is the value of the high and low price the day it is received by Catholic Charities) as your charitable deduction, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income.

For more information about stock transfers, contact the Development Department at (408) 325-5191 or download the Stocks & Securities donation form.

Tax ID #94-2762269