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Ways to Give

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Help Us Inspire Positive Change

For over 64 years, JVC Northwest has been serving in solidarity with those living on the margins of society in the Northwest. Because of the support of former volunteers, parents, and friends of JVC Northwest, our Jesuit Volunteers and JV EnCorps members have the opportunity to create impactful relationships with those with whom they serve to help overcome the everyday challenges they face and are in turn gifted with their own personal transformation. With your support, we can continue connecting our volunteers to a year of service that makes a world of difference – both now and well into the future.

Triple Your Impact

When you donate to JVC Northwest, your gift has triple the impact: increasing the number of individuals who receive vital direct services, building the capacity of over 200 nonprofit partner agencies, and creating life-long servant leaders dedicated to pursuing social and ecological justice throughout their lives.

Great Ways to Support JVC Northwest

There are many ways to support Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. Please consider a gift to JVC Northwest in one of the following ways:

Make an Annual Gift

Become an annual donor and make a gift of cash. It is the most common gift and the one you probably think of first.

Become a Sustaining Donor

Want to multiply the impact of your donation to JVC Northwest? Become a sustaining donor and set up a recurring gift, which is automatically charged to your credit card or debited from your checking or savings account on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis on a date of your choice. A monthly donation of $10 becomes $120, $50 becomes $600, or $100 becomes $1,200 – all in the course of one year!

Become a Leadership Donor

Make a major gift of $1,000 or more and become a Leadership Donor to significantly support JVC Northwest and the service of our volunteers. For more information about Leadership Giving, click here.

Donate Securities

Stocks and publicly traded securities are easy to give and offer great tax advantages. You can transfer the stocks to us electronically through your broker. If you’d like to give in this way, please contact David Holcomb, our Director of Finance and Operations, at 503.335.8202 or by email. If you are donating stock held in certificate form, please contact David for additional procedures.

Leave a Legacy

You can strengthen the future of JVC Northwest through a planned gift. Some ways in which you can leave a legacy include making a bequest in your will or revocable living trust, or naming us as a beneficiary of your 401k, IRA, or life insurance policy. For more information about how you can leave a legacy gift click here.

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution

Are you a JVC Northwest supporter over age 70 ½ with an IRA? Would you like to support our volunteers in a tax-wise way? A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) or IRA Charitable Rollover is a gift option that enables donors 70 1/2 or older to transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA. With the IRA Rollover, you can make impactful contributions to JVC Northwest, satisfy your required minimum distribution, and avoid income tax you would otherwise have to pay on mandatory withdrawals.

Make an Endowment Gift

JVC Northwest has an agency endowment fund at the Oregon Community Foundation to provide a stable and permanent source of funding for our organization. JVC Northwest can count on annual distributions from our endowment fund to further our mission. The endowment also grows over time with additional gifts from multiple donors. A gift to our endowment today provides money that will fund our good work in the future.

Donate Real Estate

Consider a donation of real estate, which allows you to make a significant gift with a tax-friendly outcome. If you would like to make a gift of real estate, please contact Anne Douglas, Director of Advancement, at 503.335.8202 or adouglas@jvcnorthwest.org.

Workplace Giving and Corporate Matching Gifts

Workplace Campaigns

Many companies have workplace campaigns each year allowing and encouraging you to donate to a nonprofit of your choice through regular payroll deductions. The United Way may have a campaign at your company that will allow you to designate JVC Northwest as the recipient of your gift. Simply write in Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest along with our address, P.O. Box 22125, Portland, OR 97269.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Your company may also provide corporate matching gifts, which double the impact of your gift to JVC Northwest. Some companies also make contributions based on volunteer hours you provide for JVC Northwest. If you’re unsure of your company’s policy, please ask if this is an option for you. You may need to send a form to us with your donation that we will complete and return to your employer.

Please mail your donation and Matching Gift Form to:

JVC Northwest

P.O. Box 22125

Portland, OR 97269 .503.335.8202

Sponsor a JVC Northwest Event

Sponsoring a JVC Northwest Event is a great opportunity to support our work and gain valuable recognition for your business or group.  Our annual fundraising event, For the Four: A Celebration of Our Core Values, occurs annually in May at Seattle University in Seattle, WA. Contact Anne Douglas, our Director of Advancement, at 503.335.8202 or adouglas@jvcnorthwest.org for more information about the benefits of sponsorship.

Make an In-Kind Gift

JVC Northwest can reuse your old, still-functional items that are cluttering your house, yard and garage. We also accept new items. You receive a tax deduction and we keep things out of the landfill that still have some life left in them. Each August, we have new communities of Jesuit Volunteers moving into their houses in which we sometimes need to replace worn out or broken appliances, dishes, linens, towels, furniture and so on.  If you do have an item that you would like to donate to your local JV community, please contact the JVC Northwest office at 503.335.8202 or info@jvcnorthwest.org.  Please note that all donations need to be delivered to the JV community because there is usually not a method for transporting items otherwise.

Other Creative Ways to Give

Celebrate with JVC Northwest

Having a birthday party? Getting married? Celebrating a milestone event in your life? Instead of gifts, ask family and friends to make a donation to JVC Northwest in your honor! If you would like to facilitate this type of giving, please get in touch with Anne Douglas, Director of Advancement, at (503) 335-8202 or adouglas@jvcnorthwest.org

Use Amazon Smile

If you use Amazon to shop online, then you’re already on your way to quickly and easily give back to JVC Northwest. Simply go to smile.amazon.com, add JVC Northwest as your non-profit recipient, and then shop away! For every eligible purchase that you buy through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a percentage of that purchase back to us. Check it out.

Use GoodSearch

Set GoodSearch as your homepage.  For every online search you conduct through them, they will donate one penny to a nonprofit you designate – JVC Northwest! Check it out.

Use GoodShop

Doing some online shopping with Amazon, Travelocity, Macy’s or a host of other stores? Log onto GoodShop first, designate JVC Northwest as your nonprofit recipient, and continue shopping. All stores in GoodShop’s network will donate a portion of your purchase proceeds to JVC Northwest.  Check it out.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to us at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can find us on the site by name or by our nonprofit number 86448. You still get all the Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates that you do today, but Fred Meyer will donate a percentage of every dollar you spend with them to JVC Northwest. It’s that easy! Don’t have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card yet? You can sign up online or at any Fred Meyer Store in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

Questions? Contact Anne Douglas, Director of Advancement, at 503.335.8202 or adouglas@jvcnorthwest.org.

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