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be part of changing lives for good

Your tax-deductible donation is an extraordinary act of love and mercy that helps lift individuals and families out of poverty. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County served more than 40,000 individuals last year, but the request for services is growing. Please donate today and change lives for good.

how to donate

Your support makes our work at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County possible. There are many ways you can take a stand against poverty and help poor families, the elderly, children and youth, the homeless, refugees, and those with mental illness.

You can make a tax-deductible contribution today online (above), or call (408) 325-5288. Any donation makes a difference. We especially need monthly pledges to support our many ongoing programs. Donors who make annual contributions of $1,000 or more are invited to join our Caritas Society.

Donor confidentiality statement

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County strongly believes in protecting the privacy of its donors and the confidentiality of information concerning them. Donor records, both hard copy and electronic, and other donor information are highly confidential and protected by agency policy. As a result, we fully support the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has been endorsed by numerous organizations and reads as follows:


donate a car

Catholic Charities is grateful to receive donations of working or non-working cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, RV’s or boat donations.  

Your vehicle donation directly helps families and individuals in need within Silicon Valley who struggle to be self-reliant. Every donated vehicle helps families attain clothing and household items, helps individuals find jobs through employment services, and helps provide computer, job readiness and ESL classes.


  1. Accept working or non-working vehicles
  2. Fast car donation pick-up seven days a week
  3. Free towing of your donated vehicle
  4. We take care of all the paperwork
  5. Provide a Tax Deduction

CALL 1.866.565.5912

Tax ID #94-2762269

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.